Famous Mathematician Investigation

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Type: Investigation

Theme: General

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Learning Target: Students will construct an infographic and mini-biography on a famous mathematician using the Desmos calculator.


For this investigation each student will: 

  1. Select one famous mathematician. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HEvxdJOkH2qas-eEDZQedFJ0-stAJ-dGxoRWmu0N_xQ/edit?usp=sharing. You may enter a new person into the datasheet. Only two students may share the same mathematicians. You may share information, but each student needs to produce their own Desmos graph. Enter your name under “Scholar.”

  2. The following text must be in your infographic.

    1. Mathematician’s name, date and nationality.

    2. A brief one paragraph biography (don’t copy from the Internet). Be concise.

    3. A quote from the mathematician or one about him or her.

    4. Information describing the model you built.

  3. Model. Students will produce a model that relates to or describes about the mathematician's focus.

Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yl3E6PYkBElMQwNQqymb8kRFK0tAEK4C35cl8NWzGrs/edit?usp=sharing

Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can model with mathematics.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts


Johannes Kepler
Blaise Pascal