### Mathematician Handout Checklist

### Did the handout:

- get turned in at the beginning of class on the day of your presentation
containing enough copies?
- use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation?
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- flow
smoothly when read out loud? Have someone else read it to you,
or read it to someone else. You may create a list of bulleted points
or a writeup in paragraph form (whichever you prefer).
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- look professional and contain graphs within
the text (not as appendices)?
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- contain a picture of the mathematician somewhere (except for Fuller)?
- contain correct historical facts that relate to the
themes below? (Do NOT create a biography).
#### Influences, Support, Barriers and Diversity
Issues

- address the influences that led them to becoming
a mathematician, by answering some (or all, if possible) of the following:

What influences led them to becoming a mathematician?

Did they have support from family and society?

Why did they become a mathematician?

What kind of barriers did they face while becoming a mathematician?
- deeply explore this issue?
- address
gender, racial or
multicultural/ethnic issues in this mathematician's experiences?

If your mathematician is a woman, be sure to also address whether
they are married and have a family, and whether their husband is also
a mathematician or scientist.

If your mathematician is a white man with no apparent diversity issues,
be sure to address whether they have mentored women or other traditional
minorities in
mathematics.
- deeply explore this issue?
#### Mathematical Style

- address this issue by answering as many of the following
as possible?

How do they describe the process of doing mathematics and/or
mathematical research?

How do they get the flashes of insight that they need to do research?

How do their
mathematical minds work? Do they have a photographic memory?
Are they really good with numbers? Are they good at visualization?

Does the mathematician often collaborate (ie write papers with
other mathematicians) or instead mostly work by themselves?
- deeply explore this issue?
#### Annotated References

- give acknowledgment to references where it is due
and contain comments summarizing what was in each reference and
how you used it?
**This is worth more.**