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

This website is connected to the book, The Joy of Pi. It has numerous interesting facts about pi, with links to additional sites.
The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
This unique and beautiful book features the biographies of twenty-two notable female mathematicians and scientists, showing how their determination, creativity, and intellectual passion helped them excel in their fields.
Aspects of classical Greek mathematics are compared with areas of Babylonian mathematics.
A collection of biographies of sixty mathematicians from the eighteenth century to the twentieth.
A collection of articles dealing with mathematical models and objects and how they can be used in teaching.
A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
An excellent and careful study of matrix methods for solving systems of linear equations in first century China.

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