Famous Mathematicians, Scientists, and Inventors
Use Microsoft Word to create a mini 8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (Standard Paper Size) color poster based on one of the contributors to humanity below. To prevent many students from creating a poster about the same person, there is a sign-up sheet. Up to three people can do their poster on the same person. The poster should be completely full with approximately half text, single spaced and max size 12, and half diagrams. Include a short biography of the person, their picture, examples of their work, and any other information or visuals that highlight their contributions. The pictures should not be random and there shouldn't be any big blank spots. If needed, indicate what the picture is. Don't try any clever tricks such as narrowing the margins. If anything, you should be widening the margins. If a whole book can be written about a person, you can most surely fill a page. Take the time to create a quality piece of work. Have fun with the project! Check out the great examples of past student work below. Think of ways you can make yours as good or better.
If you are having any difficulties structuring the poster the way you want it, let me know and I will help you.
Note: Ask for permission if not using one of the contributors from the list below.
Pythagoras Hypatia of Alexandria
Archimedes Gabrielle Emile du Chatelet
Euclid Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Carl Friedrich Gauss Marie Sopie Germain
Leonard Euler Amalie Emmy Noether
G. F. Bernard Riemann Additional Female Inventors: http://www.women-inventors.com/Barbara-Askins.asp