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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 unique and beautiful book features the biographies of twenty-two notable female mathematicians and scientists, showing how their determination, creativity, and intellectual passion helped them excel in their fields.
A creative expression combining text, design and illustrations, originally designed for the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid.
Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.
A collection of articles dealing with mathematical models and objects and how they can be used in teaching.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
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.