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Here are all articles, classroom activities, and reviews arranged into annual volumes starting with 2004.

What number which being increased by 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 of itself, the sum shall be 75?
A collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".

The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
NCTM Meeting in Philadelphia
A book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.