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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 survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.
[Translation of title: Algebra in the Time of Babylon. When Mathematics Were Written on Clay.] A thorough review of Jens Hoyrup's revision, expansion, and French translation of his own 1998 book for Danish high-school students.
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
Problems taken from Chinese sources
A collection of short pieces detailing how Euler solved a particular mathematics problem.
A collection of sixteen posters of contributors to calculus, with brief biographical sketches.

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