Mathematician of the Month displays
I make these Mathematician of the Month displays to go on the notice board outside my classroom. Each mathematician was born in the month he goes with and I put some facts and questions relating to them on the board with their picture. Click on the mathematician's portrait to download the file and see more pictures and facts.
Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley (1656  1742) is most famous for calculating the return of the comet which now bears his name. This display features facts about the comet and a quick question for pupils to think how old they will be the next time Halley's comet returns.

Isaac NewtonSir Isaac Newton (1642  1727) is arguably the greatest mathematician/physicist of all time and was voted 6th in a BBC poll to find the greatest Briton of all time.
He is best known as the discoverer of gravity, the composition of light and being jointly responsible for the creation of calculus.

Charles Dodgson a.k.a Lewis CarrollCharles Dodgson (1832  1898) (better known as Lewis Carroll) is most famous for his books 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass'. He was also a talented mathematician and logician, holding a lecturing post at Christ Church, Oxford.

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr. was an American mathematician most famous for his contributions to game theory and real algebraic geometry.
His life was the subject of the book 'A Beautiful Mind' and the Oscar winning film of the same name, starring Russell Crowe as Nash.
