Biography of a Mathematician: Rubric Summary: You will write up a biography of a famous mathematician and make a presentation to the class about that person. I would prefer groups of 2-3 people for this project. The idea is that you will research this mathematician, write a (short) biography, and present your findings to the class (including how they are important to mathematics). These presentations will occur the week of December 10th. Paper: Properly Cited, accurate and trustable, Sources (5 points) _____________________ Correct Grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. (10 points) _____________________ Accurate Information including what this person contributed to Mathematics (15 Points) _____________________ Document is easy to read, “flows well” (5 points) _____________________ MUST DOS: The paper must be in 12 point font, typed, and be at least 4 pages long. Presentation: Showmanship, keeping the class involved, entertaining (5 points) _____________________ Being able to answer questions on the subjects life (5 points) _____________________ MUST DOS: The presentation must last 22 minutes (give or take 3 minutes). Participation: Your teammates will rate your performance in preparing the biography and presentation. See “teammate rating rubric” on the website for more information. (6 points) Other: You may not use Wikipedia as a source. Wikipedia does, however, cite most of its information and those may be good sources. I would love to see someone use an actual biography as a source. You must choose a mathematician who has not been chosen by another group (to avoid repetition in the in-class presentations). You should let me know who your group is writing about as soon as possible to help avoid conflicts. You may choose a mathematician I did not list here but you must clear it with me first. Some mathematicians of note include: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, René Descartes, Isaak Newton (or Isaac Newton), Leonhard Euler, Bertrand Arthur William Russell, David Hilbert, Jules Henri Poinare, Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann, Evariste Galois, Blaise Pascal, Alfred Tarski. You must fill out a “teammate rating rubric” for each other person on your team. If you do this project alone these points will be determined by me as “effort” points.