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

A collection of 24 mini-posters, each containing a quotation about mathematics.
A biography of the 18th century author of an early calculus text, with some translations from the text.
Essays on various aspects of Greek science and mathematics, which help give a context for those aspects of Greek culture.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A CD with eleven modules, each containing numerous activities designed to help secondary teachers use the history of mathematics to teach mathematics.
Our reviewer praises the selection of excerpts, the use of facsimiles rather than transcriptions, and the commentary and English translation in this collection.
How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
A history of algebra from its early beginnings to the twentieth century.
This 1989 revision of the 1969 NCTM yearbook still provides wonderful suggestions for using the history of mathematics in the classroom.

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