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Famous mathematicians: Blaise Pascal

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

 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

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

 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

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

      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

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

 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

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

 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

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:
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/machine/napier.htm
and         http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=1132

 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

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

 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

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

 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

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

 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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