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A math teacher in my school would like students to do a math project
"in which the students learn a bit of
math history."

Instead of the book report or presentation (which he's done before,
for extra credit, with mixed results, and which I believe is just an
exercise in cutting and pasting, something that they don't need to
practice!) can anyone think of anything to make this more interesting
and less likely for the kids to just transfer info from a website onto
a piece of paper?

Alternately, he's open to another kind of project that would "get kids
writing about math or learning about a figure in the history of math
in any capacity".  He's pretty open to ideas.

I have checked the archives but haven't come up with something recent
for high school.
Rena Deutsch, Librarian
Seward Park Campus Schools
350 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-4148 x435

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