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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 new edition of a classic work on number theory.
A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.
A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
A survey of this theorem's 4000 year history, with applications to many fields.
Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.
A survey of the use of technology in American mathematics teaching over the past 200 years.
A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.