Teaching Mathematics and Its History

The premise for this website is that the teaching and learning of mathematics can be both improved and motivated via student experiences with the history of mathematics. The website contains approximately 1000 pages of information, all with a common focus on the history of mathematics. Both teachers and students should find useful information here…so please explore and use!

Related Websites

This website is a resource connected to my two other websites. Please explore and use them as well.


A collection of challenging problems, real-world uses of mathematics, statistical data to explore, humor, quotes, mathematics history tidbits, suggested websites, and resources connected with teaching mathematics in grades 6-14. Updated weekly with new content, the website includes an Archive containing almost ten years of content.

Math History Problems

A data base of more than 1600 historical problems connected with mathematical topics, skills, and concepts taught in secondary schools and colleges. The problems are categorized within broad areas of number, algebra, geometry, measurement, trigonometry, number theory, probability, statistics, pre-calculus, calculus, logic, discrete mathematics, and recreational mathematics. Revealing international contributions and changing cultures, the problems span the full history of mathematics (2000 B.C. – 1940). Each problem statement includes its source and solution commentary.

Page Updated 08.05.2014