
Good Info: Have Extra Credit turned into teacher before grading period ends. Student can only do 1 Extra Credit Option per 9 weeks. Extra Credit will potentially (if done correctly) be worth 5%. Trading Cards
Choose 4 mathematicians and create trading cards for each. Research biographical information on each one. Use 3 x 5 index cards to make a trading card for each of the mathematicians you choose. The front of the card contains Mathematician name, mathematician's picture, your own personal logo. The back of the card contains Mathematiician name, date of birth, Place of birth (city, state, country), date of death (if deceased) contribution to mathematics, and explain how contribution affects your life
Math Puzzle
Make a math puzzle. Examples include but are not limited to number search, crossnumber puzzle, crossword puzzle using mathematical terms, word search using mathematical terms. You should have at least 25 problems in each puzzle. You must include an answer key
Comic Strip
Make a comic strip that demonstrates or explains a mathematical technique or concept. The comic strip must contain 5 panels minimum, clearly drawn characters, an explanation of a mathematical technique, concept or rule, and elements of humor, irony, drama etc. Examples include but not limited to Operations with fractions, Pythagorean Theorem, Angles cut by a Transversal, Ratios and Proportions, and Linear equations.
Magic Triangle A magic triangle is a triangle in which all the sides add up to the same number. Below are two examples of 3x3 magic triangles. In the first triangle, the "9" triangle, each side adds up to 9 (1 + 6 + 2 = 1 + 5 + 3 = 2 + 4 + 3 = 9) In the second triangle, each side adds up to the same number as well (6 + 1 + 5 = 5 + 3 + 4 = 6 + 2 + 4 = 12).Your task in this extra credit is to find one (or more) solutions to the magic triangle with 4 numbers on each side.Rules: You may only use the numbers 19, and you may not use a number more than once.*There are at least 15 distinct solutions to this triangle.
*Note that distinct solutions are not just the same triangle where numbers have been merely reflected or rotated  "distinct" means that the triangle is fundamentally different  the numbers are in a different orderIndexes of Biographies
History of Mathematicians Archive
History of Mathematic Topics
http://wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Indexes/HistoryTopics.html
Biography of Famous Women Mathematicians
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/alpha.htm
Quotation Server
http://math.furman.edu/cgibin/test2.pl/file=/~mwoodard/mqs/searchdata?fermat
Puzzlemaker [CrissCross]
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp
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Famous Mathematician Links
Mathematicians at Math.com
Women Mathemicians