Georg cantor: georg cantor, german mathematician who founded set theory and introduced the mathematically meaningful concept of transfinite numbers, indefinitely large but distinct from one another. Historical biographies written for kids learn the life story and biography of influencial people: math history biography money and finance biography. Writing a math autobiography the first day of class for me is very structured i do a number of brief activities designed both to get students talking to one another and to provide me with time to learn their names. Math biography task your job is to become acquainted with a famous mathematician and his/her contribution to mathematics requirements: 1 cover. Pythagoras was taught mathematics by thales, who brought mathematics to the greeks from ancient egypt, and by anaximander, who was an earlier student of thales. Math bass lives in los angeles, california she was born in new york city, new york, 1981 she earned a ba from hampshire college, amherst, in 2003, and a mfa from the university of california los angeles, los angeles, in 2011. I realized i liked math when i was in 2nd grade my teacher gave our class a sheet of 100 addition and subtraction problems to do in five minutes she told us. List of films about mathematicians this is a list of feature films that include mathematicians, scientists who use math or references to mathematicians contents.
If you ask most students, they will tell you that they do not do much writing in their math class this project will change that students should be writing in every class. Credit from cmu for mimio professional development teacher biographies she has written three articles for the mathematics teacher, and. René descartes biography but an influential teacher set him on a course to apply mathematics and logic to understanding the natural world. Do you want to get to know your students better this math autobiography will fill you in on many aspects of your students' lives quickly assess your students writing skills, and find out whether they enjoy math, had a positive/negative experience last year, work 30 hours a week, take care of their.
History of math autobiography when i first started to learn math i thought that it was the most fun thing to doit seemed so simple and when my teacher said that i got a question right i would jump for joy. Best known as america's alluring dream girl from her days as winnie cooper on the wonder years (1988), danica mckellar made her breakthrough at the early age of 12 after that show ended, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from ucla with a degree in mathematics, and even proved a new math theorem, the chayes-mckellar.
September 2012 my math autobiography for this paper i will be writing about my experiences with math i will talk about my feelings about math, my good and bad math years, and what i expect from myself this year. A study group for mathematics: srinivasa ramanujan iyengar the ramanujan journal – an international journal devoted to ramanujan international math union prizes. Participate in developing a biography for math bass please note: artists not classified as american in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about american artists.
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My life in math class a beginning of the year assignment your assignment is to write a mathematician's biography about yourself using the following criteria. 2014 - 2015 school year - nominee for district award [leadership/technology. Math autobiography/ intro assignment this assignment is meant to help me get to know you better as a person and as a math student. Biography of mary w jackson by margot lee shetterly mary jackson grew up in hampton, virginia after graduating with highest honors from high school, she then continued her education at hampton institute, earning her bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and physical science.
My math autobiography early experiences one of the earliest memories about math that i have are the counting blocks we used in kindergarten we had ones, tens, and hundred blocks in which we used to learn to count and add. I have taught a variety of math courses over the years at bcms, ranging from 6 th grade, to algebra, to many variations of summer school. Homepage of blaise bourdin short biography full length resume available for download here education phd in mathematics, université paris-nord (france), 1998. Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond students, teachers, parents, and everyone can find solutions to their math problems instantly. It is sometimes claimed that we owe pure mathematics to pythagoras, and he is often called the first true mathematician but, although his contribution was clearly important, he nevertheless remains a controversial figure. Srinivasa ramanujan was one of india's greatest mathematical geniuses he made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series ramanujan was born in his grandmother's house in erode, a small village about 400.