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

[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 Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
Problems taken from Chinese sources
A collection of short pieces detailing how Euler solved a particular mathematics problem.
A collection of sixteen posters of contributors to calculus, with brief biographical sketches.
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.
A survey of concepts of infinite sets over the centuries.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.

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