LET'S PLAN A MATH FAIR

By

Pearline Scott

This is a lesson design to help teachers plan a Math Fair.

**WHAT IS A MATH FAIR?**

A math fair is an exhibit of items that relate to Mathematics. Students may select to write and biography of a famous mathematician, to explain a theory, or to solve a problem using a formula. Students may even invent a game using different mathematical concepts.

**GETTING STARTED**

Each student must select a topic. Below is a list of topics. Students must decide on how to develop their topics. They may do a written report that must be displayed.

__The Report__

This is the research, the student must find out as much as possible about their topics. Students should make use of the school's library and regional library.

__The Exhibit Design__

The display must be free standing. No part of the project my be placed on the floor.

Use large poster boards or exhibit boards. The dimensions must not exceed 5ft. wide by 5ft. high.

__Oral presentation__

The presentation should be lucid, articulate, and interesting. The student must be knowledgeable and convincing.

**MATH FAIR TOPICS**

Famous Mathematician Ratio and Proportion

Women Mathematician Percents

Pythagorean Theorem Probability

Graphing Estimating

Tessellations Money Sense

Triangles Geometry

Logic Fibonacci

How to measure Area Euclid

**HERE IS A LIST OF INTERESTING WEB SITES THAT I MAY USE:**

- http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/wohist.html#first%20qoman
Black women in Mathematics

- http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/madgreatest.html#masters
Mathematician of the African Diaspora

- http://www.mathcards.com/ Math trading cards

- http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Miscellaneous/Popular.html Famous Mathematicians

- smile/mathinde.html Topics in Mathematic

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