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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.
A five-volume set of biographies of mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century, aimed at secondary students.
A small selection of Euler's works, explained by a master expositor.
The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.
Whimsical posters of fifteen mathematicians with brief biographies.
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
This textbook seamlessly combines the history of non-Euclidean geometry with the mathematical ideas.

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