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Why should we use historical problems in today's classroom? This article answers that question and serves as an introduction to the problems on this website.
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.
A cultural history of the infinite, from ancient to modern times, in which the author clarifies the conceptual underpinnings of this vast topic.
Download the three winning essays to learn about Kepler's mathematical astronomy, the roots of modern algebra, and the Quadrivium of Isidore of Seville.
This website contains a complete version of Euclid's Elements, with all the proofs.
The first page of Pathway to Knowledge by Robert Recorde (1510-1558). A version of Euclid's Elements, with commentary by Recorde to make it easier to understand. This page includes Euclid's first three postulates.
A wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.
A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.
A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
The annual meeting of the NCTM always contains sessions dealing with the history of mathematics and its use in teaching.

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