When I first started teaching and was more willing to grant extra credit assignments to students who asked for them, one of my favorite go-to sites was Mathematician's Anniversaries Throughout the Year from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

The assignment I'd give students was to research and write a 1-page paper on a mathematician born on their birthday. Because not all mathematicians are as well known as Pythagoras, researching their birthday twin was a fun way to bring a little history into math.

**More mathematician reading:**

Over the past few months, math teacher Megan McLean has been collecting stories on her Instagram account of mathematicians who we may not yet know about and who are no less important that Euler, Newton, Pythagoras or Gauss. In her guest post, she links us to where we can all learn more about mathematicians from all over the world. You can read her guest post here: Mathematicians look like all of us project.

As one of my grad school assignments, I had to write a paper on my top 10 moments in math history. It is in no way an inclusive list, but t if you'd like to read what I, at that time, believed to be the top 10 moments, you can read that here: Top 10 moments in math history.

Do they reference women mathematicians?

ReplyDeleteThat's a good question. I am not sure.

DeleteI also wonder if it references Black Mathematicians and other Mathematicians of color.

ReplyDeleteGood question. I am not sure. I would hope so.

DeleteIf you go to the site, there is a special tab for female and black mathematicians.

ReplyDeleteCheck out www.musicnotesonline.com to see a music video about Black Mathematicians! My 8th graders really enjoyed it!

ReplyDeleteI love their stuff, especially their multiplication raps!

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