Writing Project (Fall, 2007)

Mathematics 120 (Precalculus)

Prepared by::

Joseph Malkevitch
Mathematics and Computing Department
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451-0001



web page:


a. Write a biographical essay about some contributor to Calculus, Algebra or Geometry.


b. Write a biographical essay about some woman mathematician.

Length: Minimum 500 words; no maximum.

Due Date:

December 10, 2007 (Monday)

Do not fail to attend class on December 10. I would rather have the essay late rather than have you cut class so that you do not have to hand it in.

If you want, you can hand in a preliminary version of your essay on or before November 30 (Friday).

In this case I will provide you with feedback for preparing the final version which would be due December 10.