Schedule for Mat 452/552
Schedule for Women in Math
Schedule - Math 452/552
- Day 1: Jan 20
- Reading Failing
at Fairness, chapter 1: Hidden Lessons. Homework: Brief reseach on history
of women's education in the USA. Read second chapter Through the back door:
the history of women's education. Print Osen's note on Hypathia
- Day 2: Jan 25
- Discussions of previous class findings.
Brief discussion of math before Hypatia.
Pythagoras and his school. Problem set 1.
- Day 3: Jan 27
- Report on Hypathia. Ptolemy's Almagest, work on
Diophantus, Apollonious Conics.
- Day 4: Feb 1
- Readings on Hypathia's math. Her work on Diophantus
- Day 5: Feb 3
- Equity in elementary school - Failing at Fairness:
Missing in interaction (ch 3) and "Who whants to feel stupid all
the time". -- 1st paper
- Day 6: Feb 8
- Discussion of failing at fairness ch 3 and "who
wants to feel stupid all the time"
- Day 7: Feb 10
- Sophie Germain, Caroline Hershel
- Day 8: Feb 15
- Maria Agnesi, Emilie du Chatelet, presentation and discussion
- Day 9: Feb 17
- Discussion of problems for Hershel, Germain,
- Day 10: Feb 24
- Emmy Noether, presentation and discussion
- Day 11: Mar 1
- Sonia Kovalevsky, presentation and discussion
- Day 12: Mar 3
- Sex differences in visual spacial ability,
- Day 13: Mar 8Failing at Fairness: the self-steem slide (ch 4) --
High School: in search of herself (ch 5)
2nd paper -- Fair Testing
Presentation: Olga Taussky-Todd
- Day 14: Mar 10
- Presentation: Mary Ellen Rudin, Florence
- Day 15: Mar 15
- Presentation: Alice Schafer, Marjorie Lee Brown
- Day 16: Mar 17
- Presentation: Julia Robinson, Evelyn Grandville
- Day 17: Mar 29
- Presentation: Cathleen Morawetz,
Summary of women born 1900--1925
- Day 18: Mar 31
- Women becoming Mathematicians.
Failing at Fairness: ch 6 and ch 7 higher education:
colder by degrees
What still needs to change?
- Day 19: Apr 5
- Abbe Herzig from School of Education:
Harvard's president Lawrence Summers 2005 speech
- Day 20: Apr 7
- Contributions of girls only schools --
Failing at Fairness: ch 8 Miseducation of boys -- ch 9 Different Voices,
- Day 21: Apr 12
- Top producers of women math doctorates, equity in
math: the college years -- Women born after 1925
- Day 22: Apr 14
- Presentation 1
- Day 23: Apr 19
- Presentation 2
- Day 24: Apr 21
- Presentation 3
- Day 25: Apr 26
- Presentation 4
- Day 26: Apr 28
- Presentation 5
- Day 27: May 3
Discusson on Women Math Professors, Affirmative
action, fight for tenure
Maria Gaetana Agnesi 1718-1799, Sophie Germain 1776-1831, Sonia
Kovalevsky 1850-1891, Emmy Noether 1882-1935
Emilie du Chatelet 1706-1749, Caroline Hershel 1750-1848, Mary Fairfax Somerville
Mary Everest Boole 1832-1916
Paper 1: Women born in the 1700 and 1800's
Paper 2: Women born before 1925
Marjorie Lee Brown, Evelyn Boyd Grandville, Grace Murray Hopper, Olga
Ladyshenskaya, Cathleen Morawetz, Julia Bowman Robinson, Mary ellen Rudin,
Alice T. Schafer, Olga Taussky-Todd, Olga Arsenevna Oleinik, Florence
Mary Ross (1st native american),
Mina Rees, Emma Lehmer, Ruth Moufang, Rozsa Peter, Winifred Sargent,
marie-Louise Dubriel-Jacotin, Mary Fasenmyer, Grace Murray Hopper, Herta
Taussig Freitag, Florence Nightingale David, Doris Cannell, Hanna Neuman,
Helena Rasiowa, Phyllis Nicolson, Kathleen McNulty mauchly Antonelli, Edna
Kramer Lassar, Cora Ratto Sadosky, Jane Scanlon.
Paper 3: Women born after 1925
History of black women in
Biographies of Women
Mathematicians at AWM
Biographies of Women
Mathematicians Agnes Scott College
History of Math at St Andrews, New Scotland
Student's Choices: Sonet Gravina --
- Failing at Fairness: How our schools cheat girls, Myra and
David Sadker. Touchstone, published by Simon and Shuster, 1993.
- Hypatia and Her Mathematics, by Michaek Deakin, Amer. Math. Monthly, Mar
1994, 101,3, 234-243. www.maa.org/pubs/Calc_articles/ma055.pdf
- Women of Mathematics: a biobibliographic sourcebook, edited by
Louise Grinstein and Paul Campbell, Greenwood Press 1987.
- Women in Mathematics by Lynn Osen, MIT Press 1974.
- Textual Studies in Ancient and Medieval Geometry, by Wilbur
Knorr, Birkhauser 1989.
- Women and Numbers, by Terry Perl, wide World Publishing/Tetra
- A history of Mathematics, an introduction, by Victor Katz,
Adison, Wesley, Longman, 2nd ed. 1998.
- Pythagoras' Trousers: God, physics, and the gender wars, by
Margaret Wertheim, Times Books, Random House, 1995.
- Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, by Jane Margolis
and Allan Fisher, MIT Press 2001.
- History of black women in
- Biographies of Women
Mathematicians at AWM
- Biographies of
mathematicians at the MacTutor
- How negative expectancies and attitudes undermine females math
confidence and performance: a review of
literature, Jennifer Gutbezahl.
or original text.
- 4000 of women in
- Sex differences in visual-spacial ability: The role of performance
factors, by David Goldstein, Diane Haldane and Carolyn Mitchell, Memory
& Cognition, 1990, 18 (5), 546-550.
Transcript of Harvard's president Lawrence Summers 2005 speech:
Remarks at NBER Conference on Diversifying the Science & Engineering
Workforce, Jan 17, 2005
- Time's magazine, March 7 2005.