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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 bibliographical reference to mathematics books printed in the new world before 1700.
A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.
Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!
A history of attempts to solve cubic and higher degree polynomial equations, including the notions of group theory and their relationship to the idea of symmetry.
Boyer's classic text, as revised by Uta Merzbach, is still worth having.
These posters illustrate aspects of the history of mathematics in countries from Babylonia to Ireland.
The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
A thorough study of Benjamin Franklin's mathematical accomplishments, in particular his work on magic squares.
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.