Bring to life the traditional practice class or homework assignment with some global competency and diversity! While your students practice algebra, they can learn about important and inspiration international figures!
Person Puzzles are designed to highlight individuals with diverse backgrounds who have made significant contributions to our world. In my experience, our students are underexposed and unaware of many significant (historical or current) figures and this is an easy way a math teacher can throw some interdisciplinary content without sacrificing their math!
Students enjoy the person puzzles because they innately like figuring out these type of facts and enjoy learning about someone interesting and different! I typically use Person Puzzles as timed warm-ups which allows me to share a little about the person's background before my daily lesson. I can also drop some college readiness info like majors, degrees and careers!
While some have a hard time admitting it, American curriculum is pretty much completely westernized. Much of the world (outside of Europe) is ignored. Even the little that is shared about other cultures is usually from an orientalist, stereotyped point-of-view.
Defeat orientalism and integrate content with a Person Puzzle!
Rosa Park -- Scientific Notation
Richie Parker -- Operations in Scientific Notation
Mia Hamm -- Midpoint Formula
Angelique Kidjo -- Evaluating Expressions
Salvador Dali -- Coordinate Plane
Jacques Cousteau -- Distance Formula
Condoleezza Rice -- Pythagorean Theorem
Martin Luther King Jr. -- Segment Addition Postulate
Jessica Cox -- Angle Sum Theorem
Pat Summitt -- Triangle Inequality Theorem
Michelle Obama -- Area of Triangles
Jack Hanna -- Area of Quadrilaterals
Mario Lemieux -- Area & Circumference of Circles
Rania Al Abdullah -- Volume of Solids
J.K. Rowling -- Surface Area of Solids
John Lasseter -- Finding Side Lengths of Triangles
Edmund Hillary -- Finding Angles of Triangles
Kofi Annan -- Multi-Step Trigonometry
Michael J. Fox -- Law of Sines
Marie Curie -- Law of Cosines
This is a 99 page book with 32 puzzles for 32 different pre-algebra and geometry topics. An answer key is included. Works great for warm-ups and homework! Unlike the majority of the items in my store, this is not a math project.
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