Living Math Lesson Plans:  History Cycle 2

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Unit 1:
Classical Logic and Philosophy

Lesson 1: Math is Everywhere, Take 2

Lesson 2: The "A" Team, Zeno and Eudoxus - Origins of philosophy and paradox

Lesson 3: Plato & Aristotle - Mathematics and reason

Lesson 4: Euclid and Aristarchus of Alexandria - First Mathematics Textbook

Lesson 5: Shen Kua and Zhu Shijie - Chinese Mathematics in the Middle Ages

Lesson 6: Augustine and Aquinas - Philosophy, the Church, and Science

Lesson 7: Omar Khayyam

Lesson 8: Nicolas Oresme and Fibonacci Redux

Unit 2: 
Great Ideas in the Age of Reason

Lesson 9: Niccolo "Tartaglia" Fontana and Girolamo Cardano - Italian rival gambler

Lesson 10: Gerardus Mercator - Mapping the World

Lesson 11: Rene Descartes 1596-1650 Cartesian Geometry

Lesson 12:  Pierre de Fermat-  a World Famous Math Problem

Lesson 13: Maria Agnesi 1718-1799 and Gregor Mendel 1822-1884: Mathematics and the Cloth

Lesson 14: Daniel Fahrenheit 1686-1736, Joseph Black 1731-1810 and Henry Cavendish 1731-1810

Lesson 15: Benjamin Banneker 1731-1806, African Amercan mathematician

Lesson 16: Antoine Lavoisier 1743-1794, John Dalton 1766–1844, and Meldelyev 1834-1907: Math meets Chemistry

Unit 3:
The Age ofTechnology

Lesson 17: Ben Franklin and Benjamin Thompson: Magic Squares, and Electricity

Lesson 18: Napoleon, French mathe- maticians and the Metric System

Lesson 19: Faraday and Maxwell - Mathematics and Thermodynamics

Lesson 20: Thomas Bayes, Pierre-Simon LaPlace, and Gregor Mendel - Probability

Lesson 21: Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, pioneers of computing

Lesson 22: Mary Somerville, Sonya Kovalevsky - Women in Mathematics

Lesson 23: Boole, Cayley and Sylvester

Lesson 24: Neils Abel, Weuerstrass

Unit 4: Mathematics in the Arts

Lesson 25: August Mobius and
Felix Christian Klein

Lesson 26: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
(Lewis Carroll)

Lesson 27: The Logicians:  Alfred North Whitehead, Bertram Russell, and Kurt Godel

Lesson 28: Albert Einstein

Lesson 29: George Polya / Mary Boole

Lesson 30: Young, Peter and Mandelbrot: Fractal Geometry

Lesson 31: M. C. Escher Math and Art

Lesson 32: Mathematics Today