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ERIC Number: ED279510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Women, Numbers and Dreams. Biographical Sketches and Math Activities.
Perl, Teri Hoch; Manning, Joan M.
This booklet was written to provide role models for young people. Included are stories of 13 interesting women who have worked in careers that require substantial training in mathematics, with the hope of encouraging students to aspire to careers in fields using mathematics. Both contemporary and noncontemporary women are included to provide contrast between situations faced by women today and in the past. Mathematics activities are included to show that mathematics is far more than the arithmetic learned in elementary schools. Elementary number theory concepts such as prime numbers, triangular numbers, and common multiples are reinforced in mathematics shade-ins, where a picture is tied to the story. Role play is also incorporated. Biographical stories are given for Mary Somerville, Ada Lovelace, Sonya Kovalevskaya, Mary Boole, Emmy Noether, Lenore Blum, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Fanya Montalvo, Edna Paisano, Grace Yang, and three computer consultants from Wisconsin. (MNS)
Descriptors: Biographies, Careers, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Motivation, Number Concepts, Sex Bias
National Women's History Project, P.O. Box 3716, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 ($18.95, includes teacher's manual).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For teacher's manual, see SE 047 776. Photographs may not reproduce well.