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Reviews

"Swetz’s choice of problems is diverse and insightful. They provide a lively and engaging way to incorporate history into a mathematics course."

"Swetz has collected word problems, or story problems, used to teach mathematics around the world and throughout history, so mathematics teachers in middle and secondary schools can use them today. University students of mathematics and its history might also find them useful as well as entertaining."

"Mathematical Expeditions is a wonderful resource for any teacher who would like to use old problems in a course to help students understand the context of mathematical ideas."

"The book is well thought-out and is recommended to readers interested in the history of mathematics."

"One of my graduate students, who is majoring in mathematics, was excited when I showed her a sample of problems in the book. A month later, she asked whether I had finished my review—she wanted to borrow the book!"