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The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.

A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.

A certain slave fled from Milan to Naples going 1/10 of the whole journey each day. At the beginning of the third day, his master sent a slave after him and this slave went 1/7 of the whole journey each day.

How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
Page from al-Khwarizmi's algebra text written in about 825. The proof of the rule for solving a quadratic equation of the form "squares plus roots equal numbers".

A collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.

Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.
This unique and beautiful book features the biographies of twenty-two notable female mathematicians and scientists, showing how their determination, creativity, and intellectual passion helped them excel in their fields.
Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.