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Photo of Plimpton 322, an old Babylonian Tablet, from the Plimpton Collection at the Columbia University Library. Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.
A superb collection of articles by experts on various areas of the history of analysis, from the Greeks to modern times.

A new collection of original source materials in the mathematics of five civilizations.

Where does pi come from? Why should we be interested in negative numbers, or square roots of negative numbers? How did people ever figure out the quadratic formula? A truly wonderful reference for teachers at all levels.

A seminar of faculty from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, meeting monthly at Villanova University.

A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.

Page 6: Images from the Paul Halmos Photo Collection of Abram Besicovitch, R. H. Bing, Burton W. Jones, Garrett Birkhoff, Abolghassem Ghaffari, Errett Bishop, and Max Black
The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum. It was published in 1744.
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.

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