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Critics Corner

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

A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.
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 survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.
[Translation of title: Algebra in the Time of Babylon. When Mathematics Were Written on Clay.] A thorough review of Jens Hoyrup's revision, expansion, and French translation of his own 1998 book for Danish high-school students.
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
A biography of the geometer Donald Coxeter.
A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
A solid history of mathematics text that any instructor of a history course should consider.
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.

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