M. B. W. Tent

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M. B. W. Tent is an American mathematics educator and writer. She is the author of several bestselling books.


Tent is originally a native of Massachusetts [1] She currently works as a teacher at Altamont high school in Birmingham, Alabama.[2][3]


Tent attended Amherst regional school[4] and is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College.[5] She received her bachelors and masters degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.[6]

She has been teaching and writing about mathematics for many years.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Most of her books have received good reviews from organizations such as the Mathematical Association of America, Association for Computing Machinery and Goodreads.[8][9][10]

Her books have received hundreds of citations in the academic press.[11]

Her books have also received praise from other authors and mathematicians like William Dunham, Peter Lax, Cathleen Synge Morawetz, Charles Ashbacher and Peter M. Neumann.[12][13]


Some of her best known works are:[14][15]

  • The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss [1]
  • Emmy Noether: The Mother of Modern Algebra [2]
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus [3]
  • Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis: Mathematicians from Basel [4]


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