Mathematicians of

the Non-Standard Type

A different view of Mathematical greats

So often, we present mathematical greats--Newton, Aristotle, Gauss--but often at the expense of historical and current mathematicians who aren't as well-known. This project, inspired by the blog The Mathematicians Project, has students focus on mathematicians who aren't as common in textbooks. Furthermore, this project explicitly asks students to not write a "book report" per se on their mathematician, but to produce the information in some other form. For some, this was a poster, but for others, this was a painting with supplemental documentation or a poem about the connection they felt to this mathematician.

Examples of student work from the Fall 2020 and Spring 2022 semesters, used with their permission, are below. Clicking on the image will download the file from Google Drive.

Additional examples to be posted after student permission is given

Fall 2020 work

Kovalevskya.pdf

Sofya Kovalevskya

Poem with personal reflection

Noether.pdf

Emmy Noether

Movie poster

Roman.pdf

Nancy Grace Roman

Painting

Woodard.pdf

Dudley Woodard

Biographical timeline

Spring 2022 work

Fry2022.pdf

Hannah Fry

Social Media Profile

Cox.pdf

Elbert Frank Cox

Top Secret Profile

Browne.pdf

Marjorie Lee Browne

Poem

Nash.pdf

JOhn Nash

Poem