ERIC Number: ED436415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Famous Problems and Their Mathematicians.
Beginning with more than 60 mathematics problems commonly taught in middle and high school, this book shares the excitement and mystery of mathematics, shows students how 60 mathematicians discovered mathematical solutions, and demonstrates how these discoveries can be applied to everyday situations. Each chapter presents the historical background of a mathematician or problem along with a student activity based on the problem and its solution. These lessons are easily incorporated into the curriculum as an introduction to a math concept, a homework piece, or an extra challenge. Teacher notes and suggestions for the classroom are followed by extension problems and additional background material. (ASK)
Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematicians, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics History, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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