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

This 1989 revision of the 1969 NCTM yearbook still provides wonderful suggestions for using the history of mathematics in the classroom.
A survey of this theorem's 4000 year history, with applications to many fields.
Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.
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.
This work discusses the people who solved some of Hilbert's problems from 1900, as well as the mathematics involved in the solutions.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.