Famous Problems and Their Mathematicians

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Libraries Unlimited, 1999 - 179 pàgines
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Why did ordering an omelet cost one mathematician his life? Answers to this and other questions are found in this exciting new resource that shows your students how 60 mathematicians discovered mathematical solutions through everyday situations. These lessons are easily incorporated into the present curriculum as an introduction to a math concept, a homework piece, or an extra challenge. Teacher notes and suggestions for the classroom are followed by extension problems and additional background material. This is a great way to spark student interest in math. Grades 5-12.

 

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Mary Booles Cards
6
A Very Important Date
9
A Rediscovery Leads to Fame
13
A Promising Career Cut Short
15
There It Lies
18
Alice and Mathematics
20
π in the Sky
24
A Mathematician Exposed
28
The Puzzle King
97
The Unknown Mathematicians
100
Sleeping In Has Its Benefits
102
Mathematical Rhymes
106
The Worlds Most Expensive Math Lesson
110
Its All in the Signs
112
The Unschooled Mathematician
114
The Most Learned Scholar of His Time
116

Man Versus Machine
32
Timing Is Everything
35
The Number Sifter
38
The Perfect Child
41
The Blockhead
44
The Man Who Loved Numbers
47
The Search Continues
49
A Difficult Childhood
52
The Misunderstood Mathematician
55
A Victim of the Times
57
Numbers with Personality
59
The Greatest CouldHaveBeen in the History of Mathematics
62
Less Is More
66
Too Good to Be True
69
Math in the Minds Eye
72
Mathematics Pathways
74
Being Second Doesnt Count
78
Can It Be True?
81
Head in the Clouds
84
Measuring the Earth
87
Mathematical Giants
90
Mathematics to Pass the Time
92
Playing It Safe
95
A Puzzling Will
119
One Fine Day
122
Ahead of His Time
126
An Apple Makes Mathematics
129
The Mysterious Mathematician
132
The Witch of Agnesi
134
Let No One Ignorant of Geometry Enter Here
138
The Disappointed Daughter
142
Unfulfilled Promise
144
The Artist As Mathematician
146
To the Highest Bidder
149
Great Potential
152
Mathematics As a Religion
155
The Lineup
158
The Politician As Mathematician
161
The Poet As Mathematician
163
Receiving Credit for Anothers Work
165
The Family Man
168
The Prince of Amateurs
170
The Silver Lining
173
Index
175
About the Author
179
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ART JOHNSON is professor of mathematics education, Boston University, Massachusetts.

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