Pythagoras and Early Greek Mathematics
Pythagoras was born about 560 BCDied: about 480 BC, Ionia Greece
Notable Quotes: "Number rules the universe."
"There is geometry in the humming of the strings."
Biography written for upper elementary included in AIMS preview of Historical Connections in Mathematics:http://wwws.aimsedu.org/previews/bkprev/HistConn1.html
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
Music in Space http://www.aboutscotland.com/harmony/prop.html
The Magic of Pythagoras in an Unknown Rectangle http://126.96.36.199/shape_space/magicofpythagoras.htm
First known ancient to study and develop mathematics as an abstract art. Considered the originator of number theory.