EDIT: Yes, we will do the #WeeklyMathematician again this year (2016-2017 school year)! The first fact will be tweeted on the first Friday in September. Thanks for following along! Scroll down to read how to join in. Enjoy!
One of my favorite college courses as a math major was History of Math. I was surprised that I enjoyed it, because I have never liked history.
I realized that I loved taking a peek into all different areas of math. It's really fun to see how each new concept was discovered and developed.
Since then, I have always wanted to incorporate just a small pinch of math history into my classes.
The problem was always the time and effort to implement it.
I've finally pulled together a super quick and easy way for everyone to follow along with my "mathematician of the week" journey this year!
Here's the deal --- I'm going to feed the weekly fact straight to you from my twitter. And I'm going to do it each Friday for the following week! So all you have to do is copy the quick little mathematician fact onto your board before you head home for the weekend!
This would be a perfect handout for a substitute day towards the end of the semester, or as a change of pace before or after finals or winter break.
All you have to do is follow me on twitter and keep your eyes open for the hashtag #WeeklyMathematician to participate with your own class. Enjoy!