- What is one or more topics you are interested in exploring
for the final research project? You may need to tweak it later, such as narrowing or broadening it.
- Search for mathematics and your topic(s) and write down a few items of
what you find (bullet points).
- Find a mathematician or civilization/culture
that has an important contribution that relates and write down
- the name of the mathematician and/or the civilization/culture
- how they contributed
- when they contributed (a year or range of years)
- the source reference.
- Find an equation related to the topic and write down the equation,
how it connects, and the source reference.
- Find a mathematical image related to the topic and write down the
source reference [note that Google images (a database)
is not a source reference-but you can write down
the original webpage the image came from].
- Look for connections from our prior segments (geometry of the earth and universe, personal finance and beyond, consumer statistics and probability)
- Look for real-life applications and modern significance of the mathematics.
- Continue researching to find more mathematical items for #3-#7. Follow the math: choose the most mathematical people and items you can locate
to include in your project. I'm happy to help!