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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 compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
A solid history of mathematics text that any instructor of a history course should consider.
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.
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 website with links to information about numerous topics in the history of mathematics.
Author Keith Devlin argues that the impact of the Pisan merchant and his Arabic numbers on medieval Europe was even greater than previously thought.
A new edition of a classic work on number theory.
A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.