This Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus lesson plan also includes:
The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In activity one, they research a mathematician and report on how their discovery changed the way people think. Then, in groups of three, they choose one of the mathematicians and write a script that involves teaching the great discovery. Finally, they keep a 24-hour log, recording eveything they encounter that requires or involves math. The last activity has each child use a mathematical certainty as the basis for a math story, which will be written, illustrated, and bound in a book for younger children to read.