## Famous Mathematicians

Ms. Rountos visited Euler's grave in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Pythagoras (Greek, c. 500BC) --> Discovered the Pythagorean Theorem for Right Triangles

*Euclid (Greek, c. 300BC) --> The Father of Euclidean Geometry

Heron of Alexandria (Greek, c. 100AD) --> Discovered Heron's Formula (for finding Area of a Triangle using the triangle's semiperimeter)

Al-Khwarizmi (Arabic, c. 800AD) --> The Father of Algebra

Descartes (French, c. 1600AD) --> The Father of Cartesian Geometry (i.e. Coordinate Geometry)

Euler (Swiss, c. 1700AD) --> The King of Mathematics (known as the greatest mathematician of all time!!!)

His primary contributions to the field of mathematics had to do with the introduction of mathematical notation, such as:

1) the concept of a function (and how it is written as f(x)),

2) shorthand trigonometric functions,

3) the ‘e’ for the base of the natural logarithm (The Euler Constant),

4) the Greek letter Sigma for summation,

5) the letter i for imaginary units, and

6) the symbol pi for the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter.

Gauss (German, c. 1800AD) --> The Prince of Prime Numbers & Algebra Proofs

*Ms. Rountos' favorite mathematician!!!

*Euclid (Greek, c. 300BC) --> The Father of Euclidean Geometry

Heron of Alexandria (Greek, c. 100AD) --> Discovered Heron's Formula (for finding Area of a Triangle using the triangle's semiperimeter)

Al-Khwarizmi (Arabic, c. 800AD) --> The Father of Algebra

Descartes (French, c. 1600AD) --> The Father of Cartesian Geometry (i.e. Coordinate Geometry)

Euler (Swiss, c. 1700AD) --> The King of Mathematics (known as the greatest mathematician of all time!!!)

His primary contributions to the field of mathematics had to do with the introduction of mathematical notation, such as:

1) the concept of a function (and how it is written as f(x)),

2) shorthand trigonometric functions,

3) the ‘e’ for the base of the natural logarithm (The Euler Constant),

4) the Greek letter Sigma for summation,

5) the letter i for imaginary units, and

6) the symbol pi for the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter.

Gauss (German, c. 1800AD) --> The Prince of Prime Numbers & Algebra Proofs

*Ms. Rountos' favorite mathematician!!!