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Tracing Math's Evolution
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Math did not magically appear overnight in its present form. The talents and abilities of thousands of individuals have contributed to the development of mathematics as we know it today. In this lesson, students will use the Internet to discover the identities of several current and historically significant mathematicians.

Grade Level:

5-12

Subject Matter:

Mathematics, History

Curricular Uses:

Mathematics: Conceptual Theories, Problem Solving
History: Present day relevance of past events, Timelines



Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the contributions of different mathematicians.
  • Recognize that mathematicians come in all genders, ethnicities, and ages.
  • Recognize that mathematics is an integral part of many careers.


    This lesson was developed by Cindy Wilkins, wNetSchool Master Teacher.



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