Great Mathematicians After 1700
Explore the stories behind mathematical discoveries which are fascinating but rarely told. When students learn how people like themselves have discovered and shaped mathematics, their interest and motivation grows. Share with students the stories about mathematicians and engage in problems similar to the ones these mathematicians worked with, which opens the door for students to see how mathematics is inter-connected. This course examines the lives and work of great mathematicians who lived after 1700. It is designed to help teachers of grades 3-12 show the human dimension of mathematics.