State of Mine
 Mr. Fincher's class 
6th Grade
Math  4F
Chronicles  Middle School

ASIJ
4th Grade 
6th Grade 
Group 

Mathematician Options 
Arthur 
Kyle 
P 

P 
Brad 
Dave 
Y 

AlKhwarizmi, D’Alembert, Euler, Lagrange, Euclid (of Alexandria), Leibniz, Boole, Fermat 
Brianne, Mallory 
Elizabeth 
P 


Cameron 
Ben 
Y 

Y 
Cody 
Dan 
W 

Napier, Bernoulli (Jean), Bernoulli (Jacque), Diophantus, Copernicus, Newton, Plato, Einstein 
Daniel 
Tarun 
S 


Hannah, Julianne 
Maegan 
P 

W 
James 
Bruce 
W 

Dodgson, Fibonacci, Pythagoras, Galileo, Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Venn, Napier 
Joe 
Jeff, Eric 
Y 


Kelley, Abby 
Dana 
S 


Ken 
Yuh 
W 

S 
Lizzie,Maria 
Rosalind 
P 

Gauss, Polya, Heron, Descartes, De Moivre, Babbage, Laplace, Pascal, Hypatia 
Maiki 
Michael 
S 


Maya, Isabel 
Jessica 
Y 


Melina 
Lindsay 
Y 


Paul 
Philip 
S 


Ryan 
Tim 
S 


Seaun 
Casey 
W 

Within each one of us lives and breathes a real mathematician. Always. Everything mathematical was, and is, just made up by people like you and me. They were trying to make sense of what was going on around them. Just as you are. They tried to find the words and the rules that seemed to explain what they observed. Just as you do. Your job over the next few weeks is to discover how they did this and what they did. To get their number, so to speak.
Different people bring different insights and viewpoints to a problem. This is where being different ages is a real advantage for both sets. The understanding of the mixed groups will be greater than if a single class grouping attempts it alone.
Sequence of Events:

Group Classwork 
Homework 
Day One: 
Introduction to the project and the buddy pairs. Select the mathematicians and start the Primary and Secondary Question Map. 

Day Two: 
Finish the Question Map and assign the research jobs. Get clearance from the teachers and a handout of research guidelines. 
Independent research 
Day Three: 
Group research in the elementary school library and computer lab. 
Independent research, complete research 
Day Four: 
Share, compare, and plan the layout of information. Determine graphics. Open web site. 
Create graphics, work on web pages. Complete all information. 
Day Five: 
Work on web site, add graphics and all text. 
Polish web site 
Day Six: 
Complete web site. 
Scavenger Hunt 
Day Seven: 
Share Website with parents and peers. 

Laying the Groundwork
In your exploration of your mathematician, there are a few key questions that you must answer.
These questions cover the what of the project, but they do not cover the how. The next series of questions deals with just that issue.
Created January 21, 2001
Last Maintained 05/17/01
© 2001 Derrel and Bridgette Fincher
dfincher@asij.ac.jp, bfincher@asij.ac.jp