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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 articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.
A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
A collection of 24 mini-posters, each containing a quotation about mathematics.
A survey of the use of technology in American mathematics teaching over the past 200 years.
A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.
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.

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