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

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.
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 study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
This book is a collection of mathematical ideas organized around the themes of infinity and the illumination of the nature of mathematical thought.
The work of ten scientists who thought deeply about patterns.
This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.

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