•  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, cross-number 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. Please print off and turn in a paper copy to me. 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 1-9, 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 order Indexes of Biographies http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/BiogIndex.html History of Mathematicians Archive History of Mathematic Topics http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.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/cgi-bin/test2.pl/file=/~mwoodard/mqs/searchdata?fermat Puzzlemaker [Criss-Cross] http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp About: Puzzle Software http://puzzles.about.com/od/puzzlesoftware/Puzzle_Making_Software_Crosswords_Word_Search_Generators.htm Famous Mathematician Links http://math.about.com/od/mathematicians/Mathematicians.htm Mathematicians at Math.com http://www.math.com/students/mathematicians.html Women Mathemicians http://www.agnesscott.edu/Lriddle/women/women.htm