Mathematicians Scavenger Hunt

Use the following web sites to match the mathematicians with the fact about his/her life. Good luck!!!

o http://wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html o http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/WOMEN.HTML

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Write the letter of the mathematician in the space in front of the fact about his/her life.

MATHEMATICIAN

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FACTS

A. Pythagoras

_______ used mathematical concepts in his art

B. Emmy Noether _______ died at age 20 in a duel

C. Evariste Galois _______ famous for his work The Elements

D. M.C. Escher

_______ came to the United States to escape Hitler during World War II

E. Srinivasa

Ramanujan

_______ Indian mathematician who taught himself much of the math he learned

F. Euclid

_______ traveled with his father as a child and learned about mathematical systems in other countries

G. Ada Byron

Lovelace

_______ strongly encouraged by family to study math, killed by angry mob

H. Hypatia

_______ computers were her great interest

I. Leonardo

Fibonacci

_______ many applications of his triangle are used

J. Sophie Germain _______ parents hid her clothes to discourage her interest and study of math

K. Carl Friedrich

Gauss

_______ had a secret society of mathematicians

L. Pascal

_______ considered by many to be world's greatest

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