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

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.
A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
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.