The purpose of this
project is to introduce students to female mathematicians over the
centuries and to acknowledge their contribution to mathematics.Students are also exposed to
social and historical aspects math has in the world.
Make a connection between the concepts learned now and the
people who discovered them.
Promotes equality among the genders.
Helps girls realize that math is not “closed” to them.
Discover that math is not “dead” and that new discoveries are
continually being made.
Web creation, e-mail
navigation, creating newsletters with Microsoft Word, creating a
Microsoft Word or other web editor
Find web pages about woman mathematicians and link them to
the web page for this project.
Create general questions for students to research.
Search for current
woman mathematician interested in being interviewed.
e-mail to keep track of progress of students.
to the Internet sites provided or find their own and look up 5
significant woman mathematicians.
Familiarize themselves with women’s contributions to
Find one woman
mathematician to interview.Develop thoughtful
questions related to the person’s field as well as some general personal
questions (i.e. Who influenced you?)
all the information into a two-page newsletter to be distributed to
Pick the best articles to include in a newspaper to
distribute to the school.