Fun Facts

Inspirational biographical movies based on mathematicians and scientists

It is important for our children and students to learn about the important mathematician and scientist that have made significant contributions. 

  • A Beautiful Mind (John Nash)
  • The Theory of Everything (Stephen Hawkings)
  • The Imitation Game (Alan Turing)
  • Ramanujan and The Man Who Knew Infinity (Srinivasa Ramanujan)
  • Hidden Figures (Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaugh, and Mary Jackson)
  • The Story of Louis Pasteur
  • Creation (Charles Darwin)

Famous Mathematicians and Scientist

  •  Shiing-Shen Chern (Leader of differential geometry)
  • Carlos Juan Finlay (Linked yellow fever to mosquitoes)
  • Ellen Ochoa (Astronaut)
  • Rene Descartes(developed x-y graphs)
  • Joseph-Louis Lagrange (decimals and mechanics)
  • Isaac Newton(Founder of modern classical physics and mathematician)
  • Albert Einstein (Physicist and Founder of the theory of relativity that  had learning disabilities)
  • Emmy Noether (Recognized for her foundational work on abstract algebra)
  • Temple Grandin (World-renowned Animal Scientist with autism)
  • ​David Blackwell (Statistician who is partly responsible for the Rao-Blackwell theorem)

Everyday uses of Math

Now days, we often hear "When will I ever use this?"...the answer is "Everyday!"

Helps you build

  • Estimating project cost
  • ​Measuring width, length, and angles

Shopping

  • Percentage discounts
  • Calculating price per unit
  • Estimating
  • Weighing produce

Cooking/Baking

  • Measuring
  • Ratio/proportions
  • Converting measurements
  • Multiplying/Dividing recipe amounts

Traveling/Driving

  • Estimating fuel
  • Reading a map/signs


Investing/Saving Money

  • Credit card interest
  • Loan interest

​Math + Science Skills= more job opportunities!

Science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) is a big part of what students needs to learn to get ahead in the academic and career world.