Teacher and coach

My video cameras need names

Now that I have a bunch of spanking new video cameras for my classroom, I’ve decided to name them after famous mathematicians, and you can help me choose the names by voting in the poll in the sidebar. You can vote for as many names as you like, and you can even vote more than once, though you can only vote one time per day. [Update: Thanks for voting; see results below.]

The names in the list aren’t necessarily my pick of the best mathematicians in history, they’re just ones that I think are interesting, and that I think my students might find interesting enough to ask, “Hey, who’s this?” If I left someone out that you think should be on the list, just let me know in the comments.

And if you’re interested in finding out a little more about any of the candidates, here are a few good websites with short bios, etc.

[The winners are: Euclid, Pythagoras, Hypatia, Andrew Wiles, Karl Gauss, Pierre de Fermat, Georg Cantor, Sophie Germain, Ada Lovelace, Kurt Godel, and Ramanujan.]


(Photo of David Hilbert from The Thirty Greatest Mathematicians.)

2 Responses to “My video cameras need names”

  1. bledsoe says:

    Nice! I had not heard of her before.

  2. Bree says:

    Julia Robinson–there’s a super cool math festival named after her!

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