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Extra Credit Algebra Option:




A) The History of a Math Concept


From the link below, choose a famous mathematician and write a 3/4 page minimum biography.  You may type and print using a 12 font or hand write it.  Also, draw or print a picture of him/her and a math concept he/she helped develop.  Answer the following questions:


Who was he or she?

Where did he or she live?

When did he or she live?

What math concepts and formulas did he/she help develop? Explain them.

Who influenced them?Who did they influence?

Did they teach? Where?

What did he or she accomplish in life?






Here are some suggested websites for lists of famous mathematicians:




It's worth 7% extra credit on your overall grade.