Living Math History: Cycle 1 Outline

All four units have been significantly revised and updated as of 2011. All units are complete for all levels, with the exception of Unit 4. Intermediate level is complete, however, Primary and Advanced levels of Unit 4 are in the process of revision and will be available Spring 2012. PRINTABLE BOOKLISTS are on this page.

 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: Renaissance to Enlightenment Lesson 17: Astronomers: Copernicus 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: The Modern Age of Mathematics 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
Printable Booklists

Primary Unit 1
Intermediate Unit 1