Seventeenth century proponents of the elusive infinitesimal clashed with Clavius and the Catholic Church.

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 book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.

A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.

A survey of over two thousand years of the history of mathematics on the Indian subcontinent.

Reprint of a classic biography of Gauss, with a new forward by Jeremy Gray.

The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.

A cultural history of the infinite, from ancient to modern times, in which the author clarifies the conceptual underpinnings of this vast topic.