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Arabic Mathematics: Forgotten Brilliance?
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explains contributions of Arabian mathematicians by translating early Greek texts, developing early algebraic ideas, number theory and astronomical calculations. Includes information about key people during this time period.
http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Arabic_mathematics.html
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Egyptian Mathematical Papyri
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Includes a description of each written document, as well as some sample problems from the Rhind, Moscow and other papyri. These ancient written works were created between 1900 and 1800 BC.
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/Ancient-Africa/mad_ancient_egyptpapyrus.html
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Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Describes what mathematicians have worked on, from ancient times to the present. Includes problems suitable for middle school and high school math students, with links to solutions.
http://mathforum.org/isaac/mathhist.html
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History of Mathematics
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An overview of the subject and a famous 1900 speech describing the main mathematical problems. Includes a chronological list of mathematicians and their work.
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/
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History of Mathematics in Africa
[ Teens ] - Explains the early development of mathematical concepts in astronomical calculations, number systems, calendars and climate studies.
http://www.saxakali.com/COLOR_ASP/historymaf.htm
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MacTutor History of Mathematics
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An extensive and searchable archive covering famous people and concepts, as well as describing the development of mathematics in various cultures.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/
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Math History Timeline - Pre-historic and Ancient Times
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - La Hababra high school page includes dates related to important developments in the field of mathematics, which occurred from approximately 30,000 B.C. to 500 A.D. Features an accompanying timeline for general historic events and photos.
http://lahabra.seniorhigh.net/pages/teachers/pages/math/timeline/MpreAndAncient.html
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Maths is Good for You
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Contains information on famous mathematicians, theorems, and topics.
http://www.mathsisgoodforyou.com/
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Mesopotamian Mathematics
[ Mature Teens ] - Discusses the development of numbers, addition tables, exercise problems and solutions for quadratic equations in one of the oldest known civilizations. Covers the period from 8000 B.C. to 364 A.D.
http://it.stlawu.edu/~dmelvill/mesomath/
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Pre-Computer History of Pi
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explains the early methods of approximating this famous constant, which is used in measuring the area of a circle. Page includes the dates and names of people who were influential in improving these calculations.
http://personal.bgsu.edu/~carother/pi/Pi2.html
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