Discovering the Stars of Math

Hey there, young adventurer! Have you ever wondered how your video games work, why the planets circle the sun, or how your smartphone does… well, pretty much everything? Believe it or not, the secret behind all these mysteries is a super cool, ancient code called mathematics! But guess what? Behind every great math discovery, there was someone a lot like you – curious, brave, and ready to tackle the biggest puzzles of the universe. Let’s embark on a time-traveling adventure to meet some of these superstar mathematicians. Maybe you’ll find your math hero along the way!

The Great Adventures of Mathematicians

Al Khwarizmi: The Adventurous Explorer of Numbers
Imagine being the first person to really get the hang of using zero… sounds weird, right? But for Al Khwarizmi, a genius from a long, long time ago (we’re talking 1,200 years!), zero was a game-changer. This guy is basically the granddaddy of Algebra, and his ideas are why we can play video games, use computers, and even send astronauts into space. Pretty awesome, right?

Hypatia of Alexandria: The Shining Star of Ancient Knowledge
Next, meet Hypatia, the most famous lady of ancient Alexandria. With her sharp mind, she was a rock star in a world of math and astronomy. She knew that the Earth danced around the Sun way before it was cool to think so. Hypatia showed that being curious and smart as a whip could make you a legend.

Isaac Newton: The Detective of the Universe
Now, picture this: You’re sitting under a tree, and a fruit bonks you on the head. Ouch! But instead of getting mad, you come up with the law of gravity. Sounds crazy? Well, that’s Isaac Newton for you. This guy looked at the world and saw puzzles waiting to be solved, from why apples fall from trees to how the moon stays in orbit.

Ada Lovelace: The Enchantress of Numbers
Ada Lovelace was like the Hermione Granger of math and the first ever computer programmer (and yes, before computers as we know them even existed!). She saw the beauty in numbers and had the imagination to envision a world where machines could do more than just add and subtract. Ada was all about dreaming big and coding those dreams into reality.

Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Math Magician
Ever had a dream so vivid you remembered it when you woke up? Srinivasa Ramanujan did, but instead of dreaming about flying or showing up to school in pajamas, he dreamed about… math formulas! This self-taught genius from India saw numbers in ways that baffled even the biggest brains at Cambridge. Talk about having a “beautiful mind”!

How to Find Your Math Hero

So, what lights up your brain? Is it the stars, nature, video games, or something else? Somewhere out there is a mathematician who shared your passion and curiosity. To find your math hero, start by diving into what fascinates you the most. Read their stories, explore their discoveries, and maybe even start a math hero diary.


Math isn’t just about crunching numbers or memorizing formulas—it’s about the thrill of discovery and solving the great mysteries of our world. Just like the adventurers we talked about, you have the power to explore, to question, and to uncover the wonders of the universe. Who knows? Maybe one day, a young explorer will be reading about you and your mathematical adventures.

Fun Activities Section

Ready to test your own math skills? Try cracking a code inspired by Al Khwarizmi or see if you can explain gravity with a simple experiment, Newton-style. Math is all around you, waiting to be discovered, so get curious, get creative, and start exploring!


Dive deeper into the world of mathematics with these kid-friendly resources:

Mathematics is the adventure of a lifetime, and the journey is just beginning. Who will be your math hero?

Let the quest commence!

Do you want to learn about the technology of your time? AI?

Learn more here about technology, including artificial intelligence and consider this for yourself! It’s quite an exciting adventure that’s brand new to the future of education and not many education vendors are talking about it yet… But WE are and we cannot wait to share it with you! Your student will learn ALL about Microsoft Word, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Viva Engage, AND ChatGPT!

But if you’re still not sure, click here and find out more about what it means for your child’s future.


Leave a Reply