**3rd Quarter Project - MATHEMATICIANS!**

Mathematician Project Specifications:

This is a research project designed to acquire awareness of a mathematician, and to assist students in utilizing technology via the internet, through PowerPoint presentations, and also using other media material.

*Stipulations:*

- · Title (or title “slide”)
- Ø Geometry – PowerPoint presentation: 9 slide minimum – 8 for project, 1 for bibliography
- Ø Algebra 1 – PowerPoint presentation: 7 slide minimum – 6 for project, 1 for bibliography
- Ø Middle School - poster for displaying

- · At least one picture from the internet
- · At least 1
**book** resource and 1 “certifiable” internet resource (more are okay)
- · Bibliography including one book source and one internet source

*Project must include:*

- · Who is your mathematician?
- · Where/when did they live?
- · What were they known for? Why are they important?
- · Is their work still in use today, or have they been proven incorrect?
- · If you find anything else interesting about your mathematician – tell us!

* Project will be graded on:*

- · Originality of work – did you plagiarize another person’s work?
- · Is your project interesting or just “run of the mill”?
- · How was your presentation of your mathematician?

*Extra Credit:*

- · Sounds to slides, but not too many to be annoying!
- · Other media sources
- · Attention grabber
- · Able to answer
*valid* questions about mathematician
- · Could demonstrate level of mathematics of project

This project was given on January 4, 2012 with a due date of March 6, 2012. This project is worth 200 points that will be vital to the 3^{rd} Quarter Grade. The students are expected to give an oral

presentation of their mathematician on March 6.

Links to:

Mathematician Rubrics

list of students who chose their mathematicians...

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