2012 |
Melanie Wood |
The Chemistry of Primes |

2011 |
Margaret Wright |
You Can't Top This: Making Things Better with Mathematics |

2010 |
Nathaniel Dean |
Incomprehensibility |

2009 |
Persi Diaconis |
The Mathematics of Perfect Shuffles |

2008 |
John Conway |
The Symmetries of Things |

2007 |
Donald E. Knuth |
NegaFibonacci Numbers and the Hyperbolic Plane |

2006 |
Donald G. Saari |
Ellipses and Circles? To Understand Voting Problems??! |

2005 |
Arthur Benjamin |
Proofs That Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof |

2004 |
Joan P. Hutchinson |
When Five Colors Suffice |

2003 |
Robert L. Devaney |
Chaos Games and Fractal Images |

2002 |
Frank Morgan |
Soap Bubbles: Open Problems |

2001
| Thomas Banchoff
| Twice as Old, Again, and Other Found Problems |

2000
| John Ewing
| The Mathematics of Computers |

1999
| V. Frederick Rickey
| The Creation of the Calculus: Who, What, When, Where, Why |

1998
| Joseph A. Gallian
| Breaking Driver's License Plate Codes |

1997
| Philip D. Straffin Jr.
| Excursions in the Geometry of Voting |

1996
| J. Kevin Colligan
| Webs, Sieves and Money |

1995
| Marjorie Senechal
| Tilings as Differential
Gratings |

1994
| Colin Adams
| Cheating your way to the Knot Merit Badge |

1993
| George Andrews
| Ramanujan for Students |

1992
| Underwood Dudley
| Angle Trisectors |

1991
| Henry Pollack
| Some Mathematics of Baseball |

1990
| Ronald L. Graham
| Combinatorics and Computers |

1989
| Jane Cronin Scanlon
| Entrainment of Frequency |

1988
| Doris Schattschneider
| You, Too, Can Tile the Conway Way |

1987
| Clayton W. Dodge
| Reflections of a Problems Editor |

1986
| Paul Halmos
| Problems I Cannot Solve |

1985
| Ernst Snapper
| The Philosophy of Mathematics |

1984
| John L. Kelley
| The Concept of Plane Area |

1983
| Henry Alder
| How to Discover and Prove Theorems |

1982
| Israel Halperin
| The Changing Face of Mathematics |

1981
| E. P. Miles Jr.
| The Beauties of Mathematics |

1980
| Richard P. Askey
| Ramanujan and Some Extensions of the Gamma and Beta Functions |

1979
| H. Jerome Kiesler
| Infinitesimals: Where They Come From and What They Can Do |

1978
| Herbert E. Robbins
| The Statistics of Incidents and Accidents |

1977
| Ivan Niven
| Techniques of Solving Extremal Problems |

1976
| H. S. MacDonald Coxeter
| The Pappus Configuration and Its Groups |

1975
| J. Sutherland Frame
| Matrix Functions: A Powerful Tool |