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Learners investigate the contributions made by famous mathematicians. In this math and history lesson, students discuss what was discovered and why it is so important in that time period and this time period. The discuss their findings with their peers.
Students research a famous mathematician and create a presentation of their research. In this famous mathematician research lesson, students decide on a famous mathematician that they would like to learn more about. They conduct research either in a group or individually, and choose from a list of projects to showcase their work. They choose from mobiles, oral reports, a puppet shoe, a television show or a collage.
Students match a fact with a mathematician or scientist using the Internet. They read about a mathematician or scientist that happens to be female or a person of color.
Students explore study different mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson plan, students research twelve mathematicians. Students question one another to guess who their mathematician is. Students create a timeline of big events in math.
Learners explore the concept of famous mathematicians. In this famous mathematician lesson, students research famous mathematicians. Learners create collector's cards highlighting their accomplishments.
Young scholars determine measurements and distances using trigonometric ratios. In this astronomy lesson students demonstrate the difference between a positive and negative slope using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Learners choose a mathematician or scientist born on the same day as the student and research them. They create a cube or tetrahedron and place required information on the sides (such as birth year, death yr., greatest contribution to the subject, etc.).
Seventh graders become familiar with the history and times which influenced a featured mathematician each month. Through Internet research, they gather information about a different mathematician each month. Students solve mathematical problems using principles presented by each mathematician.
Students explore famous mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson, students investigate for a mathematician who share their birthday and research their accomplishments in math.
Young scholars use the Internet to make an in-depth study of the biographies of three mathematicians. Students use the Internet to find out which mathematicians have the same birthday as they do.
Sixth graders will be able to identify a mathematician and correctly answer higher level questions. They classify and produce characteristics and facts and creatively answer synthesis questions.
Students access the Internet to locate data regarding their assigned mathematician. They organize their notes on a data form, write a report, create a visual and present their facts to their classmates.
Third graders demonstrate their mathematical knowledge of symmetry and reflection using congruent geometric shapes while working as an artist and mathematician looking at a medieval-styled stained glass window.
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the duration of the previous eruption. There are many links to resources about Yellowstone, even one to a live feed to see Old Faithful erupt. Learners read information on FAQs. They then use this information to have a discussion on the mathematical data it contains. They will then do some mathematical calculations to determine unit rate based on the data given.
Sixth graders have the opportunity to conduct research on the Internet about mathematicians and to synthesize that information into a timeline. They launch Internet Explorer or Netscape and go to one of the sites in the Weblinks section of the lesson.
Clear and concise writing should be an integral part of learning mathematics.
Learners use the Internet to locate a famous mathematician who happens to share his or her own birthday. Using an imbedded worksheet, they then answer a series of questions about the mathematician and then write a short summary.
Ninth graders, in groups, search for and locate resources on a chosen famous mathematician. Enough information needs to be gathered to examine the mathematician's life and his/her contributions to the field of mathematics.
Fifth graders investigate the Maya's as mathematicians. In this Mayan math lessons, 5th graders work with the ancient Mayan numbering system by comparing it to the American Number System. They tell the differences and similarities between the two systems after watching a PowerPoint presentation. They write five computation word problems using the Mayan system after completing the teacher lead portion of the lesson plan.
Students explore the concept of women in mathematics. In this women mathematicians lesson, students research the role of women in mathematics using books and the Internet.