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Reviews of books, websites, poster sets, movies, and other resources for learning and teaching the history of mathematics.

A collection of problems that should be of interest to teachers at all levels. Frank Swetz shares this observation at the close of his book, Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages.
A collection of problems that should be of interest and use to teachers at all levels
Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.
Short sketches on how mathematicians work and think.
Two posters illustrating the major milestones in the history of mathematics, from the first ideas of "number" to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

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