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Famous Mathematician Project

Algebra 1 Project: Researching a Famous Mathematician and creating a brochure/poster/presentation about that mathematician.
 
Five class periods are set aside in the library  - Monday March 17 through Friday, March 21.
The final project is due in class Monday, March 24. You will lose 5 points per day for every day it is late.

On Monday, March 17 you will draw the name of a mathematician in class.  Every student will research a different mathematician.
 
You will spend class on Monday researching in the library materials (encyclopedia, books) for information about your mathematician.  If you cannot find enough information, you may choose to draw another name and continue with your research.
 
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday you will have an opportunity to research online and to use computer applications to create your brochure/poster/presentation.  You may work at home home over the weekend if your wish to work on it some more. Most of you should finish by Friday.  The due date is Monday, March 24.
 
CONTENT AREAS REQUIRED:
  1. A title for the brochure
  2. Place and date of birth / death (if deceased), places lived during lifetime
  3. Education
  4. Family Information
  5. One or more accomplishments / contributions to mathematics
  6. Place in history - at least 4 major events during his or her lifetime (historic timeline)
  7. Photograph or illustration of mathematician
  8. A bibliography in correct format with at least 3 resources
  9. Extra credit may be earned by including a relevant comic, a crossword or word search, a quote from your person, a puzzle or brain teaser
  10. REMEMBER to document your resources.  Copying a website word for word is plagiarism!  You must rewrite information in your own words. A separate "Resources" page is required. 

Your work can be shared with me at my gmail address: smithncahs@norfolkaggie.org


 

Brochure: If you choose to create a brochure, you will use a brochure template in MS WORD. All text you write must be typed. The brochure must be three-fold ( 6 columns). 

Poster:  If you choose to create a digital poster, you will use the application at glogster.com.  You must register as my student at the link below. My education code is 812C6C.

Link to Glogster

Presentation: If you decide to do a presentation you will use the application PREZI to create a dynamic presentation.  You may register for a free account at the link below. Share your final PREZI with me at smithncahs@gmail.com.

Link to PREZI presentation tool

Here are some links to help you get started.

NCAHS Library

Famous Mathematician Links

Women Mathematicians

Mathematicians at Math.com

 

Famous Mathematician Project GRADING RUBRIC



 

Brochure/Poster/Presentation

Points

 

1

Title - Mathematician's Name

5

 

2

All text typed font legible

5

 

3

Picture of Mathematician

5

 

4

Birth /date/ location/ and Death /date e/location/cause of death

Parents/Family

Early childhood

Education

5


5

5

5

 

5

A description of contributions to the field of Mathematics

20

 

6

A timeline of where your person fits in history – what events were taking place in the world during his/her lifetime (at least 4 major events)

20

 

7

Neatness and Grammar

 

5

 

 

8

9

Research Notes pages

Separate bibliography page

10

10

 

TOTAL


100


 

Extra credit for a cartoon/ puzzle/ brain teaser/ crossword/ quotations related to your person

5 extra points






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