Pythagoras and Early Greek Mathematics
Born: about 560 BC Died: about 480 BC, Ionia Greece
Lesson Plans and Math Activities for This Topic
MacTutor Biography of Pythagoras
History of Pythagorean Society http://history.hanover.edu/texts/presoc/pythagor.htm
Biography written for upper elementary included in AIMS preview of Historical Connections in Mathematics: http://wwws.aimsedu.org/previews/bkprev/HistConn1.html
"Number rules the universe.""There is geometry in the humming of the strings."
Activities and problem solving from Historical Connections in Mathematics (click on the preview from AIMS site)
Pythagorean Theorum Proof http://mathforum.org/isaac/problems/pythagthm.html
More Pythagorean proofs http://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/index.shtml
Interactive Theorum Proof This site has a very good step by step demonstration of a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, a2 + b2 = c2
A Collection of Essays and Lessons for Jr /Sr High School http://www.mathgym.com.au/history/pythagoras/pyth.htm
Pythagoras' Mystery Tablet http://mathforum.org/escotpow/solutions/solution.ehtml?puzzle=46http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/pyth2/index.html
Music in Space http://www.aboutscotland.com/harmony/prop.html
The Magic of Pythagoras in an Unknown Rectangle http://220.127.116.11/shape_space/magicofpythagoras.htm
First known ancient to study and develop mathematics as an abstract art. Considered the originator of number theory.