Living Math Lesson Plans:  History Cycle 1

Outline of Lessons by Unit

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Unit 1:
Ancients and World     Cultures

Lesson 1: Math is Everywhere! 

Lesson 2: Ancient Roots of Mathematics in Africa and Mesopotamia

Lesson 3: Ancient Roots of Mathematics in Asia

Lesson 4: Ancient Roots of Mathematics in the Americas

Lesson 5: Thales and
the Egyptians

Lesson 6: Pythagoras
and the Early Greeks

Lesson 7: Archimedes Part 1

Lesson 8: Archimedes Part 2
and Eratosthenes

Unit 2:
The Alexandrians and Medieval Math

Lesson 9: The Alexandrians: Heron, Ptolemy, Diophantus, Hypatia

Lesson 10: The Arabs and Algebra: Al-Kwarizmi

Lesson 11: The Indians and Zero: Aryabhata I and Brahmagupta

Lesson 12: The Translators of the Dark Ages and Ockams's Razor

Lesson 13: Fibonacci: Math in Nature

Lesson 14: DaVinci: Math in Art

Lesson 15: Simon Stevin and
Decimal notation

Lesson 16: John Napier

Unit 3:
Age of Science and Discovery

Lesson 17: Astronomers: 

Lesson 18: Astronomers: Kepler

Lesson 19: Astronomers: Galileo

Lesson 20: Galileo’s Physics

Lesson 21: Pascal: Philosophy meets Number Theory

Lesson 22: Isaac Newton
and the new Calculus

Lesson 23: Newton's Physics

Lesson 24: The Unruly Bernoullis

Unit 4:
Power Mathematicians

Lesson 25: Harrison and
Bowditch, Navigational Mathematics

Lesson 26: Leonard Euler, 
Model Mathematician

Lesson 27: Joseph Lagrange:  Measurement Goes Metric

Lesson 28: Sophie Germain and Monsieur LeBlanc

Lesson 29: Carl Frederick Gauss, Prince of Mathematicians

Lesson 30: Evariste Galois: Revolutionary Mathematics

Lesson 31: Emmy Noether, Grace Hopper:  Women in mathematics

Lesson 32: Srinivasa Ramanujan, Unschooled Mathematician