Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research Bernoulli numbers
  • Learn more about Charles Babbage and his mechanical computer
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware that reading public comment sections can lead to disappointment in society
  • Video is 13th in a series of 25
Pros
  • Offers many cross-curricular connections to history, math, computer programming, and more
  • Includes closed captioning, which only adds to the value of the resource
  • Highlights vocabulary and quotes throughout
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