With very minimal prep (I've already done the research and collected the facts), you can get this going in your own classroom 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!
Then, at the end of each semester, I'll provide a free puzzle to review the mathematicians that were covered. I'll just send you the link in advance through the Twitter feed.
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!
Click the images to get the free downloads for the crossword puzzles that will help your students pull it all together! Recording sheets to use throughout the weeks are also included.
Be sure to click the star to "follow" the TPT store when you download, so that you will get notifications as I post new materials.
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8/12/2015 02:34:28 pm
I am not on Twitter. Is it possible to get this by email or on Facebook?
8/14/2015 06:13:34 am
I am in the same boat. I don't have a Twitter account.
8/15/2015 02:37:13 am
8/15/2015 02:34:50 am
8/16/2015 12:28:12 am
thanks! I like to throw in tidbits too. My favorite is how English borrowed the words rational and irrational...students had never noticed the imbedded word 'ratio'.
12/5/2016 04:28:50 pm
Are you still doing the weekly mathematician? I don't see it on the Facebook page? Thanks.
12/5/2016 04:57:36 pm
8/14/2019 08:15:55 pm
I am nt on twitter.
8/19/2019 08:24:50 pm
I liked your Facebook for the mathematican weekly history. Will you be posting starting this Friday for that?
8/23/2019 10:57:12 am
Yes, we were able to set it up to copy to facebook too :)
7/29/2022 11:44:58 am
Would like to do the weekly mathematicians
8/23/2015 06:15:34 pm
This post was featured on the August issue of Math Teachers at Play! I hope it sends some blog traffic your way :) You can check it out at
10/2/2015 06:18:38 am
Hi, I would like to teach my kids about the history of friction. Have you got any ideas or activities I can use? Thanks!!
10/2/2015 10:13:56 am
10/2/2015 12:38:37 pm
what about the history of Fractions?
10/5/2015 08:47:16 am
2/28/2016 04:05:59 pm
I just found this today and love it! I am always being asked the origins of math and would like to incorporate more history into my lessons. How can I catch up on all of the facts from first semester and what has been done for this semester?
2/28/2016 06:07:48 pm
4/25/2016 10:03:13 pm
I also surprisingly loved my history of math class! So much that we have incorporated a mathematician project at the very end of each year. The kids love it too. Your history tweets will build their knowledge all year long - thanks!
4/27/2016 01:10:24 pm
Terri, that's awesome! What a great idea for an end-of-the-year project. Thanks so much for your comment and for following along. :)
8/12/2016 06:03:24 pm
Will it be the same as last year? Same mathematicians and crosswords?
8/12/2016 06:27:35 pm
8/13/2016 05:10:44 pm
You too! Thank you!
12/5/2016 06:19:46 pm
When will be the last week of #weeklymathematician for this semester? Thanks!
12/6/2016 07:09:39 pm
8/12/2019 06:10:23 pm
Will you also be posting this on Facebook this year?
8/13/2019 12:40:26 pm
7/17/2021 12:33:49 pm
will you be doing this weekly activity in 21/22?
7/27/2021 01:40:06 pm
10/17/2021 10:29:46 pm
So, I'm a little late to the game, but would love to do this with my students. I'm not finding August 23, 2019 (do I have the right date for the first clue?) in the Twitter feed. Help!!
10/19/2021 11:39:06 am
4/3/2023 10:32:42 am
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