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Famous mathematicians: Blaise Pascal

Task:

Research the life of Pascal and his famous Pascal’s Triangle
You can use books and the internet to find out about Pascal.
A good web site to start from is:

http://www.mathsisgoodforyou.com/people/famousmathematici
ans.htm

Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain Pascal’s Triangle and any other discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in S1.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: Eratosthenes

Task:

Research the life of Eratosthenes.
You can use books and the internet to find out about
Pascal.

A good web site to start from is:
Eratosthenes: http://www.globalschoolnet.org/GSH/teach/articles/noon.html
Sieve of Eratosthenes:
                        http://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/Arithmetic/Eratosthenes.shtml

Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain the Sieve of Eratosthenes and any other
      discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in S1.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: Plato platonic solids


Task:

Research the life of Plato and the platonic solids.
You can use books and the internet to find out about
Pascal.
A good web site to start from is:
Plato:       http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Plato.html
Platonic solids: http://www.mathsisfun.com/platonic_solids.html


Your    research should include:
        where and when he was born and the living conditions
        Education available for this period of time
        explain the platonic solids and any other discoveries
        Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in S1.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: René Descartes

Task:

Research the life of Descartes.
You can use books and the internet to find out about
Pascal.

Two good web sites to start from are:

Descartes: http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/desc.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/greatest_philosopher_rene_descartes.shtml

Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time explain
      his work on Coordinates
   and any other discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in Year 8.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: Euler

Task:

Research the life of Euler and Euler’s Polyhedral Formula.
You can use books and the internet to find out about Euler.
A good web site to start from is:
Euler:http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Euler.html
Euler’s Polyhedral Formula: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_characteristic


Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain Euler’s Polyhedral Formula and any other
      discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in Year 8.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: John Napier

Task:
Research the life of Napier and Napier's Bones.
You can use books and the internet to find out about Napier.
Good websites to start from are:
Napier:http://www.maxmon.com/1600ad.htm
            http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/machine/napier.htm
and         http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=1132

Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain Napier’s Bones and any other
      discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in S2.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: Pythagoras of Samos

Task:

Research the life of Pythagoras and Pythagoras’ theorem

You can use books and the internet to find out about him.

A good web site to start from is:

http://www.mathsisgoodforyou.com/people/famousmathematicians.htm


Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain Pythagoras’ theorem and any other
      discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your peers in Year 9.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: Euclid


Task:

Research the life of Euclid.
You can use books and the internet to find out about
Pascal.

Two good websites to start from are:

                  http://www.obkb.com/dcljr/euclid.html
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid's_Elements

Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain the Euclid's Elements and any other
      discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in Year 9.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009
Mathematics




Famous mathematicians: Archimedes
                      Archimedean solids
Task:

Research the life of Archimedes and
the Archimedean solids.

You can use books and the internet to find out about Pascal.
A good web site to start from is:

Archimedes: http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html
Archimedean solids:
                         http://www.math.nyu.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/Solids/Pappus.html



Your research should include:
   where and when he was born and the living
      conditions
   Education available for this period of time
   explain the Archimedean solids and any other
      discoveries
   Explain the importance of their work today

Produce a booklet, a poster or a computer presentation to show what you
have found out. Your audience is one of your friends in Year 9.




I have worked with others to research a famous mathematician and the work they are known for, or investigated a
mathematical topic, and have prepared and delivered a short presentation.
                                                                                                                   MTH 3-12a
                                                                                                                  June 2009

								
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