Grades 4-6: Meet Famous Mathematicians
"This Internet scavenger hunt provides information about the lives and work of some mathematicians and allows practice in the use of the Internet," says Ann McCoy, a teacher at Henry Elementary in Clinton, Missouri. "It could be used as a whole class activity to provide practice in using the Internet. It could also be used as an enrichment activity for students needing `extras.'"
Math Scavenger Hunt
Use the following Web sites to match the mathematicians with the fact about his/her life: Hall of Great Mathematicians, http://www.siue.edu/~dcollin/mathfame.html, and Biographies of Women Mathematicians, http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/WOMEN.HTML. Write the letter of the mathematician in the space in front of the fact about his/her life. Good luck!
Match the mathematician with the fact
-- used mathematical concepts in his art -- died at age 20 in a duel -- was famous for his work The Elements -- came to the United States to escape Hitler during World War II -- was an Indian mathematician who taught himself much of the math he learned -- traveled with his father as a child and learned about mathematical systems in other countries -- was strongly encouraged by family to study …
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Publication information: Article title: Grades 4-6: Meet Famous Mathematicians. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Curriculum Review. Volume: 41. Issue: 2 Publication date: October 2001. Page number: 8. © 2009 PaperClip Communications. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.