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Critics Corner

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

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.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
A new history of mathematics text which asks lots of questions about the history and the mathematics.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
An introduction to the prime numbers in many of their aspects.
A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".