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Critics Corner

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

Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.
A thorough study of Benjamin Franklin's mathematical accomplishments, in particular his work on magic squares.
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.
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.
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
Short biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities.
Aspects of classical Greek mathematics are compared with areas of Babylonian mathematics.

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