Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Gender Equity (Changing the Faces of Mathematics) by Walter G. Secada (Editor),

Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversity (1997 Yearbook) Edited by Janet Trentacosta, and

Changing the Faces of Mathematics: Perspectives on African Americans Edited by Marilyn Strutchens, Martin L. Johnson, and William F. Tate

On the timed test (2 questions in 1 minute), on a score of 0,1 or 2, 7/14 women received 0 and the other 7/14 received 1. Hence the average was .5. 2/4 men received 0 and the other 2/4 received 2. Hence the average was 1. On the untimed test, 5/14 women received 2, 6/14 received 1 and 3/14 received 0. Hence the average was 1.14 (with a gain in average of .64 -128% gain). 2/4 men received 2 and 2/4 men received 1. Hence the average was 1.5 (with a gain in average of .5 - 50% gain) WebCT test on paper 1, and work on paper 2.

influences that led the people to mathematics

educational opportunity and support from family/society (with a comparison to readings from Tues 1/9)

gender/multicultural issues

mathematics

I think the "translated works" is misleading. To my knowledge, she worked only in Greek, and the addition of exercises is not authenticated. Mary Ellen Waithe in "A History of Women Philosophers", vol 1, came up with that. I think it would be more accurate to say that Hypatia developed commentaries on older works, probably of Ptolemy, Diophantus, and Apollonius. in place of Hypatia >translated works, added exercises"

I'd give "Textual Studies" a citation and not give much credit to the Agnes Scott site, though the author appears to have checked a number of sources. I only skimmed this, but the stories are written by undergraduates and have very mixed reliability.

In response to Dr. Sarah's query:

My understanding is that Wilbur found the sexigesimal computation that he attributes to Hypatia in Ptolemy's book III, and then goes to other sources (such as the medieval Arabic version of Dimension of the Circle) and attributes them to Hypatia after seeing stylistic similarities.

Dr. Prentice Mendez wrote:

I think this is accurate--also based on the reputation Hypatia had for her teaching and style, a reputation transmitted by extant letters by her student Synesius.

This worksheet was helpful in allowing me to apply what I learned in class - it gave me a better understanding. pictures were helpful, as was the start of the proof, I liked the worksheet.

Go over inserting pictures into Word documents, dropping files into Dr. Sarah's computer, and working on web checklist points. Discuss demographics in this class (4 out of 18 male students, 1 out of 18 minority students (hispanic), 13/18 math-ed majors), and compared to national trend demographics in mathematics.