Biographies and little historical blurbs were in some of my math books. They usually took space at the beginning of the chapters, not as much stuff in margins. I enjoyed reading those. How a method was discovered it, and who contributed to further understanding in this part of mathematics. There's only so far I think doing example questions can get you. I am not opposed to cutting problems in a chapter roughly in half and eliminating much or all of homework assignments. It does no good anyway, making kids work until midnight. What percentage of their overwork are they going to retain long term? I wonder how much on average people recall after 10 years away from school.
I bet DeSantis's conservatrolls who skimmed through these books saw a black woman in the side margins (the scandal!) and let out a pained hiss before uttering "CRT!" The new "heresy." They must have been overstating her contributions anyway!
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