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A slight deviance from the normal format. What common characteristic do all of the following great mathematicians share:

  • Leonhard Euler
  • Nicholas Saunderson
  • Lev Pontryagin
  • Alfred Loewy
  • W.G. Bickley
  • Bernard Morin
  • Joseph Plateau


These clues are designed for students to use as they try to figure out the identity of the mystery mathematician. Based on a weekly cycle, the suggested approach is for a teacher to give students one new clue per day. The following week, the mathematician's name, photo, and further information will be available in the archive.