Mathematicians are People, Too

Did you know that Pythagoras had to pay his first student to listen to him? That Newton was considered an average student, until he became interested in astronomy and mathematics? That at age 13, Sophie Germain secretly studied math by candlelight? Capture your students' attention with these intriguing but true stories about famous mathematicians. Learn about their lives, their times, and what made mathematics so fascinating to these individuals. Each volume contains 15 highly readable stories suitable for junior high to high school students. Volume I covers Thales, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Hypatia, Napier, Galileo, Pascal, Newton, Euler, Lagrange, Germain, Gauss, Galois, Noether, and Ramanujan. Volume II covers Euclid, Khayyam, Fibonacci, Cardano, Descartes, Fermat, Agnesi, Banneker, Babbage, Somerville, Abel, Lovelace, Kovalevsky, Einstein, and Pólya. ~ Anh

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