This lesson will take place solely outside of class. The lesson is aimed at researching the men and women that have made huge contributions in the area of mathematics. Throughout history different people have found new information that we use regularly and that have helped in further creations of technology. It is important to see that these people have come from all walks of life, and throughout every stage of history. This project would be great to incorporate the history class if desired by the teacher.

The project will be done individually but with the help of the entire class. Each student will pick a mathematician to research. All articles and websites used for the research needs to be shared with the class on the Diigo page the class shares. There is a plethora of information online about mathematicians. Many of the sites include information on more than one person. Therefore, other students could use the resources that have been found by other students. With that said, however, each student needs to add at least two different sites onto the Diigo site made for the project.

Quick info: Include at least 2 sites onto Diigo class site.

The project will be done individually but with the help of the entire class. Each student will pick a mathematician to research. All articles and websites used for the research needs to be shared with the class on the Diigo page the class shares. There is a plethora of information online about mathematicians. Many of the sites include information on more than one person. Therefore, other students could use the resources that have been found by other students. With that said, however, each student needs to add at least two different sites onto the Diigo site made for the project.

Quick info: Include at least 2 sites onto Diigo class site.

Each student will need to find a mathematician no other student is studying. Once students have picked who they want to research, he/she needs to share with the class who they are studying in the class VoiceThread. Each student will add a page onto the VoiceThread and include a picture of who they plan to study.

Quick info: On the class VoiceThread include student’s name, mathematician’s name that is being studied, and a picture of the mathematician.

Quick info: On the class VoiceThread include student’s name, mathematician’s name that is being studied, and a picture of the mathematician.

Once the mathematician has been decided on, research the main information regarding the contributor in mathematics. Information that NEEDS to be found:

Students need to use at least 4 different resources through this project. Two of the resources need to be original and added to Diigo. The other two or more can be shared sites found by other classmates. At least 2 pictures need to be a part of the project. The one used on VoiceThread can be used twice.

Each student will create a blog in the class’s “Kid Blog.” The blog will be the end results of the project. Each student will write the information found about their mathematician and include at least 2 pictures of who was studied. The information needs to be written in paragraph format, not as a list or outline.

Once all blogs have been written and “turned in,” each student will need to comment on at least 3 of their peers blogs. Comments will be graded, so only positive feedback is necessary.

This project will take the semester to do. There will be limited explanations done in class if questions arise throughout the project. Due dates on the VoiceThread, Diigo resources and blog will be given in class and on the class webpage. Questions will be answers in class, through email, and on the VoiceThread.

- When was s/he born and where
- Information on his/her early life. Schooling, family information, siblings, parents, etc
- What was the main mathematical contributions made by this person. Give information on what it is that was found and how we use it now.
- Adult life information: where did s/he live, married, have children, jobs, etc.
- When/where did this person die

Students need to use at least 4 different resources through this project. Two of the resources need to be original and added to Diigo. The other two or more can be shared sites found by other classmates. At least 2 pictures need to be a part of the project. The one used on VoiceThread can be used twice.

Each student will create a blog in the class’s “Kid Blog.” The blog will be the end results of the project. Each student will write the information found about their mathematician and include at least 2 pictures of who was studied. The information needs to be written in paragraph format, not as a list or outline.

Once all blogs have been written and “turned in,” each student will need to comment on at least 3 of their peers blogs. Comments will be graded, so only positive feedback is necessary.

This project will take the semester to do. There will be limited explanations done in class if questions arise throughout the project. Due dates on the VoiceThread, Diigo resources and blog will be given in class and on the class webpage. Questions will be answers in class, through email, and on the VoiceThread.