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

Seventeenth century proponents of the elusive infinitesimal clashed with Clavius and the Catholic Church.
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.
A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.
A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
A collection of 24 mini-posters, each containing a quotation about mathematics.
A biography of the 18th century author of an early calculus text, with some translations from the text.

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