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Author Reimer, Luetta.
Title Mathematicians are people, too : stories from the lives of great mathematicians / Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer.
Pub Info Palo Alto, CA : Dale Seymour Publications, c1990-<c1995 >
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book jacket
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 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 510.92 Rei  Vol. 1     AVAILABLE
Descript v. <1-2 > : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Vo.1: Introduction and suggestions for teachers -- Introduction for students -- Pyramids, olives, and donkeys / Thales -- Teacher who paid his student / Pythagoras -- Man who concentrated too hard / Archimedes -- Woman of courage / Hypathia -- Magician or mathematician? / John Napier -- Seeing isn't believing / Galileo Galilei -- Count on Pascal / Blasie Pascal -- Short giant / Isaac Newton -- Blind man who could see / Leonhard Euler -- Professor who did not know / Joseph Louis Lagrange -- Mathematics at midnight / Sophie Germain -- Teacher who learned a lesson / Carl Friedrich Gauss -- "Don't let my life be wasted!" / Evariste Galois -- Life on an obstacle course / Emmy Noether -- Numbers were his greatest treasure / Srinivasa Ramanujan -- Resource list -- Vo.2: Intoduction and suggestions for teachers -- Introduction for students -- There's only one road / Euclid -- Fortune shared / Omar Khayyam -- Lean on the blockhead / Leonard of Pisa (Fibonacci) -- Conceited hypochondriac / Girolamo Cardano -- Stay-in-bed scholar / Rene Descartes -- Amateur becomes a prince / Pierre de Fermat -- Gift of sympathy / Maria Agnesi -- Shy sky watcher / Benjamin Banneker -- Computer's grandfather / Charles Babbage -- Mystery of X and Y / Mary Somerville -- Overlooked genius / Neils Abel -- Conducting the computer symphony / Ada Lovelace -- Lessons on the wall / Sonya Kovalevsky -- Compass points the way / Albert Einstein -- Master problem solver / George Polya -- Resource list.
Summary Stories written by mathematicians that can be read by individual students or read aloud to a class. Students see how mathematicians observe patterns and test their observations, using the same techniques used to solve problems today. They also learn how men and women from many cultures became fascinated with mathematics and made major contributions to the field they loved.
Subject Mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematicians.
Mathematics -- History.
Add Author Reimer, Wilbert.
ISBN 9780866515092 (v. 1)
0866515097 (v. 1)
9780866518239 (v. 2)
0866518231 (v. 2)
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