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Famous women mathematicians.

During Women's History Month in March, I have my Algebra II classes do a unit on famous female mathematicians. They conduct research using Web sites like the one from Agnes Scott College ( women/women.htm).

My students' task is to make a presentation to the class on the selected female mathematician's life, struggles, and desire to study math.

Students' grades are based on the information and the creative manner of their presentations. Students have written poems, performed puppet shows, set up interviews, and created PowerPoint presentations.

Merrily La Scala

High school math teacher

Cedar Grove, New Jersey

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Author:La Scala, Merrily
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Date:Oct 1, 1999
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