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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 novel about Pythagoras and his followers
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
An excellent and careful study of matrix methods for solving systems of linear equations in first century China.
A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
Short biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities.

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