Descript 
v. <12 > : 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  Stayinbed 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) 
