Take Home Part of the Final Exam
Choose one mathematician from the ones we studied
whom you most identify with and briefly explain why.
We have seen that there are many diverse styles that lead to success in
mathematics. Choose one mathematician (can be different from the one
in Part 1) from the ones we studied
**mathematical style*** you find most rewarding for you.
Note that this should be the style that you find the most rewarding -
not the one that is necessarily the easiest for you
(While visualization is actually the most difficult for me,
I chose geometry as my specialization
because I really enjoy working in this area).
Identify the mathematician and describe his or her
Then describe why you identify with this style and give specific
examples from your life of how the mathematical style
applies to you
and leads to your success in mathematics
and/or in other areas of your life.
Use information contianed in notes from class, WebCT quizzes,
and web searches on their mathematical styles.
Type up and print out your response -
suggested length: 2 pages typed.