Women in Mathematics: Sophie Germain and Elasticity
Junior (Age 9 – 12)
Junior: Number Sense
Represent and solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of whole numbers that add up to no more than 10,000 and of decimal tenths, using appropriate tools and strategies, including algorithms.
Junior: Understanding Matter and Energy
Investigate energy transformation and conservation.
Introduce students to accomplished female Mathematicians, specifically Sophie Germain and her work on elasticity.
Whole-class discussion followed by individual or pair-based work at desks.