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Critics Corner

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

Short sketches on how mathematicians work and think.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
Two posters illustrating the major milestones in the history of mathematics, from the first ideas of "number" to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
A great book from which to learn and teach the subject of relativity.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.