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This activity was originally created for a Women in Mathematics course to provide students with a small taste of some basic mathematics connected to the work of Maria Agnesi. The activity has the students look at some of her work in algebra and calculus (optional). It could also be used in other courses, such as history of math, a general education mathematics course, high school or college algebra, and calculus.
Women in Math, polynomials, quadratic formula, history of math, calculus, algebra
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Huffman, Cynthia J. Ph.D., "Maria Agnesi Activity" (2018). Open Educational Resources - Math. 7.