Famous Mathematician Webquest

 

By : Mr. Wigand

 

 

 

Click here to enter the quest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

 

Where did math come from?

 

Who invented math?

 

What do famous Mathematicians have to do with the math we learn today?

 

 

This webquest is going to help answer questions like these.By researching and learning about a famous mathematician you will have a better understanding of the beginnings of math and how it affects the math you learn today.

 

 

 

 

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Task

 

 

 

1.������ You need to select a mathematician from the following list.If you would like to choose a mathematician not on this list, please ������������ check with me first.

 

 

  •      Sir Isaac Newton
  • Archimedes
  • Leonhard Euler
  • Hypatia
  • Johm Nash
  • Pythagoras
  •      Leonardo Pisanot Fibonacci
  •      Galileo Galilei
  •      Euclid of Alexandria
  •      Aristotle
  •      Leonhard Euler
  •      Blaise Pascal
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Grace Hopper
  •      Ptolemy
  •      Rene Descartes
  •      Charles Babbage
  •      Albert Einstein
  •      Florence Nightingale
  •      Mary Lucy Cartwright
  •      Eratosthenes
  • Ada Lovelace
  • Pierre De Fermat

 

2. You must research your famous mathematician.

 

3.                 You must make a power point presentation. Include pictures to improve your power point presentation. The Power point presentation must have 6 slides divided into these 6 parts:

 

 

Part 1 Title Page

 

1.       Title

2.     Mathematicians name

3.     Your name

4.     My name

5.     Dates of birth and death

 

 

Part 2 Childhood

 

1.                   Where and when your mathematician was born

2.                 Information about your mathematician as a child and about her/his family

3.                 Her/his early education (Before college)

4.                 How her/his childhood may have affected her/his math career

 

Part 3 - Education

 

1.                   Where did your mathematician get her/his education as a young adult and also into adulthood

2.                 What was her/his education like

3.                 How did her/his education affect her/his math career

 

 

Part 4 Adult Life

 

1.                   How did your mathematicians adult life include math

2.                 What were some of her/his accomplishments in math

3.                 Was your mathematician famous for anything outside of the world of math

 

 

Part 5 How The World Has Been Affected

 

1.                   How did your mathematicians accomplishments affect other mathematicians

2.                 Did she/he have any famous inventions or math formulas

3.                 How did her/his work in math affect us today

 

 

Part 6 Cited Works

 

1.       Links to the different websites that you used in this project

 

 

 

 

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Process

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the process below to complete this assignment.

 

1. Use the internet to research your mathematician. Once you find a mathematician to research, make sure you can find enough information to complete this assignment.

 

 

Important information to look for

 

  • Dates of birth and death
  • Place of birth and where your mathematician was raised
  • Education
  • Accomplishments that make this mathematician famous
  • How this mathematicians work affected other mathematicians
  • How this mathematicians work affects things today
  • Did your mathematician have any famous inventions
  • Famous quotes by your mathematician
  • Anything else you find relevant, interesting, or important about your mathematician

 

 

These are some good sites to use, but feel free to explore more sites on your own.

 

Famous Mathematicians 1

Famous Mathematicians 2

Famous Mathematicians 3

Famous Mathematicians 4

Famous Mathematicians 5

Famous Mathematicians 6

Female Mathematicians

Minority Mathematicians

Famous Mathematicians Pictures

Images

 

 

 

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Evaluation

 

 

 

Your evaluation will be based on your power point presentation. See attached rubric.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rubric

 

 

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

 

Score

Title Page

Had very little information

Had some information

Had most of the information

Had all of the information

 

Childhood

An attempt was made, but only some information was given

A fair amount of information was given and accurate

Most of the information was accurate and was given

Accurate information was given

 

Education

An attempt was made, but only some information was given

A fair amount of information was given and accurate

Most of the information was accurate and was given

Accurate information was given

 

Adult Life

An attempt was made, but only some information was given

A fair amount of information was given and accurate

Most of the information was accurate and was given

Accurate information was given

 

How the world was affected

An attempt was made, but only some information was given

A fair amount of information was given and accurate

Most of the information was accurate and was given

Accurate information was given

 

Works Cited

Had very little properly cited works

Had some properly cited works

Had most of the properly cited works

Had all of the properly cited works

 

Use of pictures and animation

Some pictures and animation were used and the look of the power point presentation was poor

Some pictures and animation were used and the look of the power point presentation was fair

Pictures and animation were used and the look of the power point presentation was good

Pictures and animation were used and the look of the power point presentation was excellent

 

 

 

 

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Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you have researched a mathematician you should not only have a better understanding of your mathematician, but you should also have a better understanding of where the math that we learn today came from.You will get to hear about many more mathematicians when we view your classmate�s presentations.Remember the skills you used in this webquest for future research projects and as you get older and take different math classes think about how they are influenced by the mathematicians you learned about in this project.

 

 

 

 

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