Mr. MacAulay’s Homework Blog

Math History Links

Biographies of Women Mathematicians — an online database of female mathematicians and their contributions.

MacTutor History of Mathematics — a treasure trove of information about mathematicians and their discoveries.

Scientist Biographies (Wolfram) — an online database of scientist biographies.

Mathematics Quotation Server — look for famous quotes by famous mathematicians … a nice touch to any assignment!

The Story of 1 — a humourous look at the history behind the numeral “1.”

BBC Science: Five Numbers — a great collection of resources about five important mathematical constants and concepts: 0, Φ, i, π, and ∞

Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics — some interesting history and problems in this site
BBC’s “The Story of Math” … four parts:

  • Part 1 [Language of the Universe]
  • Part 2 [The Genius of the East]
  • Part 3 [The Frontiers of Space]
  • Part 4 [To Infinity and Beyond]