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Critics Corner

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

This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
This book describes some of the so-called temple geometry problems that Japanese mathematicians posed and solved beginning in the seventeenth century.
The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.
A description of this well-regarded website.
This website offers a collection of biographies of mathematicians and a variety of resources on the development of various branches of mathematics. It is an extremely rich and extensive site.
Howard Eves' sixth edition is still worth considering for a textbook.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".
A new collection of original source materials in the mathematics of five civilizations.