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The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it.
In N. Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.
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A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
This website offers a collection of biographies of mathematicians and a variety of resources on the development of various branches of mathematics. It is an extremely rich and extensive site.
Thumbnail sketches of statisticians throughout history.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
Videotape of aspects of the history of mathematics.
A reprint of the 32nd yearbook of the NCTM, dealing with developments in mathematics education in the U.S. and Canada. In particular, it gives a history of the various reform movements up to the publication date of 1980.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
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.
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