AP Calculus 12 Biography Assignment You are to pick a famous mathematician from history and present a biography on him (or her) to your classmates. You are allowed to work in groups of up to three members and your presentation should be roughly 10-15 minutes long. Some possible candidates (there are others): Isaac Newton Carl Friedrich Gauss Gottfried Leibniz Joseph Fourier Pierre de Fermat Leonhard Euler Euclid of Alexandria *Wikipedia has a good list if none of these names interest you! In your presentation you should touch on the details of the Mathematician’s life (when they lived, where they lived, etc) and on at least one amazing discovery that they are responsible for (the more the better!) Feel free to dazzle us with Mathematical formulas, etc. during your presentation. You will have access to both powerpoint and the internet during your presentation so you may want to find a website dedicated to your individual to show the class. The presentation will be given a mark for completion (it’s not like this is English class!) but you will also need to hand in with your group a two-page (1.5 spaced) report on your chosen mathematician that includes the key points of your presentation. Please feel free to include pictures, famous quotes, formulas, mathematical symbols and calculations in your report. Please cite your sources for your report informally in an attached bibliography.
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