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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 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.
This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A new history of mathematics text which asks lots of questions about the history and the mathematics.

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