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On a day in spring a boy has gathered cherry blossoms under a cherry tree. Nearby a poet is reading some of his poems aloud. As he reads, the boy counts out the cherry blossoms, one blossom for each word of a poem.
A history of algebra from its early beginnings to the twentieth century.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.

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

The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
NCTM Meeting in Philadelphia
Two excellent volumes on Euler in honor of his three hundredth birthday