## An introduction to the history of mathematicsThis classic best-seller by a well-known author introduces mathematics history to math and math education majors. Suggested essay topics and problem studies challenge students. CULTURAL CONNECTIONS sections explain the time and culture in which mathematics developed and evolved. Portraits of mathematicians and material on women in mathematics are of special interest. |

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### Contents

PROBLEM STUDIES 23 | 1 |

BIBLIOGRAPHY | 27 |

Agrarian Mathematics 24 Geometry 25 Algebra 26 Plimpton 322 | 43 |

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