INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WOMAN
Sunday, March 8, 2020Often it is difficult to find time for history in mathematics courses. One rather concise way that some of us introduce math personalities into the classroom is through poetry. Today, as part of Women's History Month, I offer links back to a sample of poems in previous postings that celebrate math-women.
Amalie "Emmy" Noether (1882–1935)
Following stanzas about Noether's life and achievements, the poem ends with these lines:
Today, history books proclaim that Noether
is the greatest mathematician
her sex has produced. They say she was good
for a woman.
Philippa Fawcett (1868-1946)
Sophie Germain (1776-1831)
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1988)
Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)
Sophia Kovalevsky (1850-1891)
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) and there are more . ..
To find additional math-people postings, the blog's SEARCH feature can be used. For example, a search for "math women" leads to this collection of postings. This link leads to a list of all titles of postings prior to 2020 and browsing it can lead to a variety of possibilities . . .