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NOVA Online: The Proof

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Visit this site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/proof/

Author:WGBH, Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Description: For over 350 years, some of the greatest minds of science struggled to prove what was known as Fermat's Last Theorem - the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions. This site includes an interview with Andrew Wiles (the man who spent seven years of his life cracking the problem), the story of Sophie Germain (an 18th century woman mathematician who hid her identity in order to work on Fermat's Last Theorem), several pages of Pythagorean Theorem activities, related links, and a teachers' guide with lesson plans.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Articles
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons, History and Biography, Number Theory

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