Hypatia

370-415 AD

By : Brooke Ramsey

Hypatia contribution to math

Hypatia was born in 370 in Alexandria Egypt. She lectured in mathematics and philosophy. And was the first women to contribute the development of mathematics. Hypatia became head of the Platonist school in 400 AD in Alexandria Egypt . Hypatia based her teachings off of other great people who contributed to math. Hypatia came to symbolize learning and science Which the early Christians identified with paganism. Hypatia was the daughter of Theo a mathematician and astronomer.

Hypatia's life

Hypatia followed in her fathers footsteps.In Hypatia’s time she was the leading mathematician and astronomer. Hypatia was so good that she attracted many loyal students and audiences. She taught them about the many principles of philosophy. Hypatia died in 415. She was killed by a mob of men on her way to the university. The men pulled her out of her chariot pulled her to the church stripped her naked and butchered her and set her on fire. Hypatia death was very sad, but she will always be remembered as the first women mathematician to ever live.

Hypatia's Contribution to 7th grade Math

Hypatia has a big impact on 7th grade math because she discovered geometry, measurements, Angles, and other math elements. Which 7th grades used in everyday math.

Quote


“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.”

Sources

Grindstaff . Literacy 3. 12.12.14 . Pershing MS