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212 reviewed resources for mathematician research

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Famous Person Research Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Provide pupils with a series of questions to guide their research during your next class research project on famous persons. The questions cover a wide range of research points, from basic information, such as birthplace and physical...
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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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Math Biography Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Celebrate the lives of early mathematicians with this cross-curricular research assignment. 
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Historical Mathematicians Project

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students, in small groups, use the Internet and other traditional sources to research historically significant mathematicians, write a paper, and creatively present research in class.
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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 lesson, students decide on a famous mathematician that they would like to learn more about. They conduct research...
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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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Building Biographies: A Research Unit

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the fundamental principles involved in completing a research project. Several handheld technical pieces of equipment are utilized to complete this lesson.
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Life-Sized Drawing

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on...
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Math: Navigating the World Around Me

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young mathematicians research and discuss real world math word problems and ways in which they apply math concepts in their everyday lives. They create a storyboard of a math word problem from which they create a slide for a multi-media...
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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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Choose Your Best Way

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Classic graph theory problems of the traveling salesman and bridges of Konigsburg get the school treatment in this multi-age, multi-level activity. Learners distill a local map down to a few key locations, and then detail characteristics...
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Polar Graphs

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The world of graphing polar graphs is filled with beautiful curves and patterns once a young mathematician masters a few basic techniques. This comprehensive resource covers many of these techniques and resulting shapes, from the basic...
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How the Königsberg Bridge Problem Changed Mathematics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
There is one bridge too many. A video presents the history of the Konigsberg Bridge problem. To solve the problem, Euler invented a new branch of mathematics—and graph theory was born. Using this new branch of mathematics, mathematicians...
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100 People

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's a small world after all. In the middle school assessment task, learners use data that imagines there are only 100 people in the world to answer questions about population demographics. Young mathematicians use ratio and proportional...
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Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does life evolve? The interactive provides a simulation based on the Game of Life invented by mathematician John Conway. Users can run the applet with the preset rules and settings or adjust them to view whether overpopulation or...
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Squaring the Triangle

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Teach budding mathematicians how to square a triangle with an interactive that shows a graphical proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils alter the lengths of the legs using sliders. Using the inputted lengths, the applet displays the...
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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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Percent Rate of Change

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
If mathematicians know the secret to compound interest, why aren't more of them rich? Young mathematicians explore compound interest with exponential functions in the twenty-seventh installment of a 35-part module. They calculate future...
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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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Imaginary Numbers Are Real (Part 4: Bombelli's Solution)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is the square root of negative one crucial to the process of finding other solutions? Using the properties of the newly discovered square root of negative one, historical mathematician Bobelli is able to solve Cardan's problem. His...
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“Ponzi” Pyramid Schemes

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Use mathematics to show your classes the power of a good model. Young mathematicians analyze the famous Ponzi pyramid scheme using an exponential pattern. They make conclusions on the reliability of the plan and why it is illegal. 
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Building Blocks

For Teachers 6th Standards
Building blocks have more uses than simply entertaining children. Young mathematicians calculate the volume of a given cube, and then calculate the volume and surface area of a prism formed from multiple cubes.
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Pythagorean Theorem, Revisited

For Students 8th Standards
Transform your pupils into mathematicians as they learn to prove the popular Pythagorean Theorem. The 16th lesson in the series of 25 continues by teaching learners how to develop a proof. It shows how to prove the Pythagorean Theorem...
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Field Goals, Balls, and Nets

For Teachers 6th Standards
Score a resource on ratios. Young mathematicians learn about different ways to express ratios. Using sports data, they write statements about the statistics in ratio form.

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