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Index of articles on history of mathematics that have won awards from the MAA.

A collection of reproducible student activity sheets that use historical settings to teach or reinforce basic mathematical lessons


A series of curricular units based on primary source texts for use in teaching and learning trigonometry

An incredible compendium of geometry problems, illustrated with Geogebra applets, by a little-known author

A unique course combining the history of mathematics and travel.

An overview of Ladd-Franklin's contributions to symbolic logic, based on an explication of an excerpt from her doctoral dissertation.

A case where not simplifying fractions explains a curious rule for computing cube roots from medieval Arabic mathematics, with student exercises.

Essay on the justifications for using history to teach mathematics.

An English translation of and readers' guide to a paper related to an debate on numerical integration.

The article provides examples of ephemera, a sample analysis of one piece of ephemera, and suggestions for incorporating this form of primary source into mathematics classrooms.