Mix a little history into your math class. Have your students research a famous mathematician and learn a little about where their favorite formula or concept came from! Included in this project is complete instruction sheet, scoring rubric and student self-assessment form. This project could easily be done in 2-3 class periods or as an outside of class project. The presentation portion is optional but highly recommended to give students more public speaking experience. This is geared towards Middle School/Junior High School math courses, but could be adapted to higher level courses as well.