Mrs. Walsh's Math Site "Five Equations that Changed the World"


GEOMETRY PROJECT
Assignment:
Read one chapter of the book Five Equations that Changed the World. Report on the mathematician
you read about. Using completely the information in the book will earn you a grade of "B". To earn a higher grade, you must
use and cite other sources.


Your report should answer the following questions:
1) Who was the mathematician that you read about and what
was his contribution? (10%)
2) What obstacles did the person overcome? How did those
obstacles influence his work? (15%)
3) How did the contribution change what was previously
done? Who were the earlier mathematicians that worked on the same problem and what were their theories? (15%)
4) Who were the mathematician's contemporaries? How did
their work influence his? (15%)
5) What was happening socially and politically that affected
his discoveries? (15%)
6) How is his equation used today? (15%)
7) What other contributions did this person make? (15%)



