A WebQuest for 9-12th Grade Mathematics
In this activity, you are going to learn some interesting facts about a famous mathematician. After you choose a famous mathematician, you are going to see if you can find their picture, write their eulogy, obituary, and also make their grave tombstone. You can also find out if we have studied any topics that this mathematician also studied.
How many interesting facts can you find
out about the famous mathematician that you have chosen?
In this activity, you will:
Q Choose a famous mathematician.
Q Find as many interesting facts as you can about your famous mathematician.
Q Find out the contributions that were made to the study of mathematics by your famous mathematician.
Q Find out if we have studied any topics that your famous mathematician studied.
Q Write an obituary for your famous mathematician.
Q Write an eulogy for your famous mathematician.
Q Make a grave tombstone for your famous mathematician.
As you work on this activity, you will access internet sites to gather the information that you need.
To accomplish the task, you will:
Make sure that in the eulogy you include the mathematician's full name, place and date of birth, important contributions to mathematics, and interesting facts about them. When you write the obituary, use one out of a newspaper or search an online site for ones to use as a guide.
Each activity will be graded based on:
I hope that you have learned a lot of interesting and informational facts about a mathematician. I also hope that as you worked on this activity, that you gained an appreciation for mathematicians as well as mathematics.
Graphics are from "Images of
Mathematicians on Postage Stamps" web site,