Mathematicians Are People Too: Girl Power!

December 2013 mini-session
1:00 – 2:00
ages 8+

There are plenty of female mathematicians nowadays, but back in ancient times, and even just 100 years ago, they were few and far between.

In this study group, we’ll look at the accomplishments of Hypatia, Sophie Germain and Emmy Noether as detailed in  Luetta and Wilbert Reimer’s book, Mathematicians Are People Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians. We’ll do projects based on their work with astrolabes, planispheres, number theory, surface elasticity and algebra.

If you liked Mathematicians Are People Too (or if you missed it!), this study group will be a fun extension and twist … female mathematicians from history!

Designed for children who can:

  • listen quietly and discuss the read-aloud for 15 minutes
  • use age-appropriate motor control to construct the scientific models presented
  • follow directions
  • work in a pair or a small group
  • understand and make connections based on the mathematical and scientific concepts

Materials fee = approximately $6 per child to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the session