Introduction
Mathematics, like all spheres of knowledge, has a unique history of its own, built layer by layer on the discoveries and genius of the previous generation.
This video shows how mathematical thought is connected through time & space.
Assignment
 You will research one mathematician or group, gather information and key it into this notetaking template.
Don't choose just any old mathematician, but take the time to click the links to deeper information (at least 5 names or groups) and then choose one that really interests you. If you stumble upon a mathematician not listed, check with the teacher before proceeding.
 You will create a visual & spoken presentation using any medium you like; e.g. PowerPoint, Google Docs, Prezi, Glogster, or if you prefer, hand drawing on poster board. Write a lively script to explain your visuals, & do NOT read it off the screen, or your audience will fall asleep.
To gain an appreciation for the intellectualhistorical process, students will deliver their presentations in chronological order, according to the birthdate of their mathematician.
Added collaborative activities
 The class will create a chronology , timeline , brainstorm graphic or virtual Inspiration visual to connect the mathematicians & their ideas.
 Class discussion: What qualities would a mathematician have to have to be declared the most important mathematician in history? Narrow it down to 4 names and have informal in class or online debates.
Choose your topic: Have a look through at least 5 topics before you choose one that really interests you.
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 The Ancient Greeks: Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid
 The Later Greeks: Plato, Apollonius, Archimedes
 The Alexandrians: Diophantus, Pappus, Hypatia
 Eastern Mathematicians 1: Fibonacci, alKhwarizmi, Aryabhata
 Eastern Mathematicians 2: Brahmagupta, Khayyám, AlKhwarizmi
 Early Algebra: the Rhind papyrus, Diophantus, Tartaglia, Viète
 French Mathematicians Descartes, Pascal, Galois , Desargues, Fermat
 Calculus 1: Pascal, Newton, Leibniz
 Calculus 2: Cauchy, Gauss, Riemann, Weierstrass
 NonEuclidian Geometries: Bolyai, Lobachevsky
 Modern Mathematicians 1: Hilbert, Einstein, Hawking
 Modern Mathematicians 2: Nash, ShingTung Yau; Fan Chung;
 Women Mathematicians: S. Germain; M. Somerville; S.Kovalevsky; A. Noether; etc.A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 Early Computers: A. Lovelace; G.M. Hopper; A Turing
 Measurement: calendars, clocks, weights & measures (ie: imperial, metric, medieval
Try these terrific resources:

Academic Genealogy of Mathematicians

A to Z of mathematicians

Concise history of mathematics

Great mathematicians
MACTUTOR HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

Cut& paste notes & images here 
Your own words 
Source of information be honest! use this.....

Name of Mathematician or Group 



Date of birth & death




Biography: born where, when, education 



Discovery /why famous 



Significance of discovery / Contribution to the development of mathematics 



How it laid foundation for future discoveries 






