Editors: Mark Huber, Claremont McKenna College
  Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Welcome to the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library and based at the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences. Please feel free to browse our website and add your email to our database if you would like to receive a Table of Contents announcement for each issue in your email.

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Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
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JHM is an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library. Our emphasis is on the aesthetic, cultural, historical, literary, pedagogical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological aspects of mathematics as a human endeavor. More broadly, we aim to provide a forum for both academic and informal discussions about matters mathematical.

Current Issue:
Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 2019)

Front Matter



Finding Direction, Finding Inspiration
Mark Huber and Gizem Karaali



Symmetry and Measuring: Ways to Teach the Foundations of Mathematics Inspired by Yupiaq Elders
Jerry Lipka, Barbara Adams, Monica Wong, David Koester, and Karen Francois


The World of Mathematics


What Is Humanistic STEM and Why Do We Need It?
Debra T. Bourdeau and Beverly L. Wood


Teaching History of Mathematics: A Dialogue
Benjamin Braun and Eric Kahn


Book Review

Poetry Folders



Geometry of Night
Jenny Patton


Craig W. Steele


An 1883 Faery Tale
Scott W. Williams



What the Wasp Said
Hugh C. Culik



Special Issue Call for Papers: Creativity in Mathematics
Milos Savic, Emily Cilli-Turner, Gail Tang, Gulden Karakok, and Houssein El Turkey