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Women in Math
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Math Picture Students explore the lives and careers of women who have made historic and contemporary contributions to the fields of mathematics and computer science. College-bound students also investigate university programs in mathematics and computer science, and find out the high-school preparation needed to succeed in these fields.

Grade Level:

9-12

Subject Matter:

Mathematics, Computer Science

Curricular Uses:

Mathematicians: gender in mathematics, sciences, and computer technologies



Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify several women who have made historic contributions to the fields of mathematics and computer science.
  • Identify several contemporary women who are engaged in careers in mathematics and computer science.
  • Visit Web sites for professional mathematicians and computer scientists.
  • Visit college and university Web sites in order to gain information about majoring in mathematics or computer science.


Use of Internet: The Internet is used as a tool for Web research.

This lesson was developed by Tracy Goodson Espy, wNetSchool Master Teacher.