Monthly Mathematician

April and May's Mathematician: Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Projects Due By:   Wednesday, May 16th

Directions/Guidelines:

Monthly Mathematician projects are for extra credit and are completely optional, but they are open to all students during the year.  Students will not be asked to do these projects - it is each student's responsibility to complete and turn in projects if they choose to do them.  Students may turn in only one monthly mathematician project each 9-weeks, and students may not research the same mathematician twice.  Mrs. Jeppesen will post (on the board in class and here on the class website) when projects are due based on changing mathematicians and grading periods ending.  Students may turn projects in any time up to the posted due dates.

All Monthly Mathematician projects must be in the student’s own words – no credit will be given otherwise.  Project points may vary from 0 to 20 points depending on creativity, information, and effort.  Please refer to the rubric below for information on earning points.

 

Project Rubric:

Project Type

20 points

10 points

Informational Poster

  • At least 15 key facts
  • Pictures included
  • Neat and organized
  • Colorful
  • At least 8 key facts
  • Pictures not included
  • Somewhat neat and organized
  • Somewhat colorful

Research Paper

  • 2 pages typed or neatly written in pen
  • Cover page included   (as a third page)
  • Includes detailed information
  • 1 page typed or neatly written in pen
  • No cover page
  • Includes some information, missing details

Timeline

  • At least 15 key facts
  • Pictures included
  • Neat and organized
  • Colorful
  • At least 8 key facts
  • Pictures not included
  • Somewhat neat and organized
  • Somewhat colorful

PowerPoint

  • At least 10 slides
  • Includes detailed information
  • Relevant pictures included on every slide
  • At least 5 slides
  • Includes some information, missing details
  • Few relevant pictures included

Other

Discuss with Mrs. Jeppesen for approval and information on possible other projects.

 

Previous Mathematicians:

August: Albert Einstein

September: Leonhard Euler

October: Maria Gaetana Agnesi

November: Agnes Meyer Driscoll

December: Benoit Mandelbrot

January: Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci

February: Euclid of Alexandria

March: Ludolph van Ceulen

April and May: Blaise Pascal