Introduction:
In this assignment you will research a historical event, person or area of mathematics. It is important to pursue a topic of real interest to you, and here's how to find it. . . with an open mind, browse through the books in the library, or click the suggested topics below.
You will be creating a presentation to share with the class, so think about your audience.
The secret of a successful presentation is NOT in the tricks and technology, but in your ideas.
How to find good ideas? Take out paper and pen or make notes in your device and key in a big question mark. WHOWHEREWHYWHATHOW?????
As you read, let your curious mind lead you where you need to go.
Collect Questions – NOT a bunch of random facts (how do you know they will be useful?).
List your best questions and then hone and finalize your topic with the teacherlibrarian and /or teacher. And then go after the answers! Every good presentation, whether a Prezi, video, demonstration, speech, essay, poster has a thesis or main idea flowing through it, logical and proven with evidence.
And your thesis will be the answer to your questions.
Don’t forget to keep track of the people whose ideas you are using – use Citation Machine – it is so easy. If you are not sure of the meaning of some terms, here is a terrific dictionary.
Try this cool alternative to Google Search.
 AlKwarizmi
 Binary numbers
 Casino games
 Circles
 Conic sections
 Leonardo Da Vinci
 Escher
 Fibonacci
 Fractals
 Golden Ratio / Calculator
 History of Measurement
 History of Numbers
 Humour in Math
 Investments, stock market
 Math & Music



 Math & Sport
 Math in Nature (shapes)
 Models & Scale
 Sir Isaac Newton
 Blaise Pascal
 Pi (audio Pi)
 Poincaré conjecture
 Polynomials
 Probability & Stats
 Statistics expressed visually
 Stereographs
 Structures (math & engineering)
 Tesselations
 Time (clocks, calendars, longitude)
 Vectors
 Women in Mathematics



And if you are still stuck  go on a wild ride through the mathematics alphabet.
#  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 
Here are more resources have been selected specially for you by the teacherlibrarian.
Mathematics in Print
510 section in the stacks
 For Dummies series: Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Mathematics, Physics,
 Biographies of Mathematicians & Scientists
700s section
 Art, architecture, DaVinci, sports, mathematics of gambling & gaming
300s section
 Business
600s section
 Engineering, structures
Mathematics online
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Scholastic Math Magazine (ask the teacherlibrarian for the login)
Math Trek columns by Ivars Peterson, awardwinning mathematics writer
Current Math Trek columns in Science News (ask the teacherlibrarian for the login)
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