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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Famous Dead People Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Despite the slightly off-putting title, the instructions and activities detailed in these project guidelines for researching a noteworthy figure will serve as a fantastic supplement to your next famous person research assignment. 
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Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Mathematicians can be famous, too! Introduce your class to Eratosthenes with a reading passage. After they complete the passage, learners respond to five questions, some of which require opinions and others reading comprehension skills.
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History of Math Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners honor mathematicians who have contributed important discoveries throughout history by researching and creating a report about a famous mathematician and their contributions to the history of mathematics. Pairs of learners create...
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Mathematicians Research Projects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research a famous mathematician and create a presentation of their research. In this famous mathematician research instructional activity, students decide on a famous mathematician that they would like to learn more about. They...
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Famous Mathematicians/Database

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students analyze a math database and uncover facts. In this algebra lesson, students investigate the lives of famous mathematicians using facts they find about the different authors. They gain a new perspective for the mathematicians and...
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Is Math Discovered or Invented?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did mankind invent mathematical concepts, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Discover the beliefs of famous philosophers such as Plato and Euclid with regard to the place of numbers in nature, and take a brief look at...
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Famous Artist of the Month

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Feature one famous artist a month with a series of portraits, biographies, and examples of their gallery. With masters such as Augustus Rodin, Francisco Goya, and Michelangelo, the resource provides opportunities every month for kids to...
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The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
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Elementary Geometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your class may believe that geometry is a trial, but they don't know how right they are. A thorough math lesson combines the laws of logic with the laws of geometry. As high schoolers review the work of historical mathematicians and the...
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The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science...
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A Fun Way to Learn Math History!

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders, in groups, search for and locate resources on a chosen famous mathematician. Enough information needs to be gathered to examine the mathematician's life and his/her contributions to the field of mathematics.
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Happy Birthday Mathematicians and Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils choose a mathematician or scientist born on the same day as the student and research them. They create a cube or tetrahedron and place required information on the sides (such as birth year, death yr., greatest contribution to the...
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Mathematicians

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore famous mathematicians. In this mathematician instructional activity, students investigate for a mathematician who share their birthday and research their accomplishments in math.
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The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Banneker

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to Benjamin Banneker, self-taught mathematician and scientist, with a short video that details some of the many accomplishments of the son of freed slaves and contemporary of Thomas Jefferson.
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Mathematicians

For Students 5th - 6th
In this math learning exercise, students read about a famous mathematician from a given website. Students write a one-paragraph biography about one of the mathematicians.
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Sharing Your Birthday

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use the Internet to locate a famous mathematician who happens to share his or her own birthday. Using an imbedded worksheet, they then answer a series of questions about the mathematician and then write a short summary.
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Celebrate Benjamin Banneker

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Inventor, astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, clock maker. Learners celebrate the life of Benjamin Banneker by building creative analog clocks, making scale models, and solving problems related to surveying. The activities model the...
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Addition

For Students 1st - 2nd
Provide addition practice for your elementary schoolers. For this activity, learners solve 25 addition problems using addends between 1 and 10. There is also an image and short description of Leonardo da Vinci at the bottom of the page,...
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Geometric Figures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Logical thinking is at the forefront of this jam-packed lesson, with young mathematicians not only investigating geometric concepts but also how they "know what they know". Through each activity and worksheet, learners wrestle with...
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Philosophy - Blaise Pascal

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Blaise Pascal's pessimism makes way for his readers' optimism, with his famous contemplative work, Pensées. High schoolers watch a short video that summarizes the historical philosopher's worldview and most popular aphorisms.
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Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt worksheet, young scholars use the internet to research facts about a famous mathematician or scientists. Students read the fact on the worksheet and write the name of the famous...
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Mathematicians are People, Too!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students access the Internet to locate data regarding their assigned mathematician. They organize their notes on a data form, write a report, create a visual and present their facts to their classmates.

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