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Famous problems and their mathematicians

Author: Art Johnson
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains sixty-one math lessons for middle school students, each with historical facts about the problem, an activity, and teacher notes.
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Genre/Form: History
Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Art Johnson
ISBN: 1563084465 9781563084461
OCLC Number: 39733236
Description: xvi, 179 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Mathematics by Accident --
Leave No Problem Unsolved --
Mary Boole's Cards --
Very Important Date --
Rediscovery Leads to Fame --
Promising Career Cut Short --
There It Lies --
Alice and Mathematics --
[pi] in the Sky --
Mathematician Exposed --
Man Versus Machine --
Timing Is Everything --
Number Sifter --
Perfect Child --
Blockhead --
Man Who Loved Numbers --
Search Continues --
Difficult Childhood --
Misunderstood Mathematician --
Victim of the Times --
Numbers with Personality --
Greatest "Could-Have-Been" in the History of Mathematics --
Less Is More --
Too Good to Be True --
Math in the Mind's Eye --
Mathematics Pathways --
Being Second Doesn't Count --
Can It Be True? --
Head in the Clouds --
Measuring the Earth --
Mathematical Giants --
Mathematics to Pass the Time --
Playing It Safe --
Puzzle King --
Unknown Mathematicians --
Sleeping In Has Its Benefits --
Mathematical Rhymes --
World's Most Expensive Math Lesson --
It's All in the Signs --
Unschooled Mathematician --
Most Learned Scholar of His Time --
Puzzling Will --
One Fine Day --
Ahead of His Time --
Apple Makes Mathematics --
Mysterious Mathematician --
Witch of Agnesi --
"Let No One Ignorant of Geometry Enter Here!" --
Disappointed Daughter --
Unfulfilled Promise --
Artist As Mathematician --
To the Highest Bidder --
Great Potential --
Mathematics As a Religion --
Lineup --
Politician As Mathematician --
Poet As Mathematician --
Receiving Credit for Another's Work --
Family Man --
Prince of Amateurs --
Silver Lining.
Responsibility: Art Johnson.

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This resource for teachers and librarians contains over 60 mathematical problems commonly taught in middle and high schools. It shows students the path to their solutions and demonstrates how these  Read more...

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