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Title:
Famous problems and their mathematicians
Author:
Johnson, Art, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvi, 179 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781563084461
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Why did ordering an omelet cost one mathematician his life? Answers to this and other questions are found in this exciting new resource that shows your students how 60 mathematicians discovered mathematical solutions through everyday situations. These lessons are easily incorporated into the present 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. This is a great way to spark student interest in math. Grades 5-12.


Author Notes

ART JOHNSON is professor of mathematics education, Boston University, Massachusetts.