Students always ask where the Pythagorean Theorem came from, or why is it called "Algebra." Have them research these interesting topics in math class! This fun project has students creating a flyer/pamphlet/handout researching a topic from math history. A list of possible topics is included as well as the instruction guide for students.
This project tends to lend itself well to a Socratic Seminar from the student provided flyers at the end.