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Chris Cooper (Student)
techniques he developed for navigation were interesting. This is a great page
for doing a research paper. I like the extra links it provides for digging up
more information. The content was very consise and easy to understand. Good
animation, and sound would be a nice addition to the page.
Ross macdonald (Student)
mathemetician I had never heard of before, gave me a little bit of a laugh. It
is interesting that this man was cresited with being able to measure the height
of the pyramids, by using the most obvious of means. Again, a well researched
page, but pretty dry, too factual. The facts are complete, with sources, but
still dry. Alll together, the research seems to be terrific, so I give it a 4
Kevin Henry (Student)
understand what all he has done. Since I didn't know of him I took the time to
read up on him and his work on mathematics.
This site was about a man who is said to have some influence on mathematics,
mainly in geometry. Because of the time he was living in, there isn't much work
or writings he did on display. This time period many men have claimed to do
have idea's but no real proof. I did find it interesting that some famous
mathematicians did acknowledge his idea's so he was a starting factor to
mathematics. I think the site used the information that it had and did show
that Thales was a well respected mathematician. He did bring Geometry to the
Greeks and is said to be one of the first Philosophers before Socrates. With
the lack of information on Thales, the site did bring good examples of his work.
I think this could only be used to a biography of Thales life and not
necessarly for teaching of him and his work. Because there isn't a lot of
documentation it is hard to follow his work. But they did talk about his
geometry and his way of measuring pyraminds and shadows. They also talked of
his ideas of the world, how Earth was flat and was on water. Although his ideas
are well dated, he did have the knowledge to explain things and give reasons
why things happen. I think this site was very easy to use, although like I
said before, it is good for a history update on Thales, but to learn exactly
what he did is a little tougher. Although there wasn't a lot from him written
down, he was praised as a fine mathematician.
Adam Varteressian (Student)
intresting things in his time like measuring the pyrimids by their shadow and
calculating a ship out at sea. Although I did question the fact if he was as
smart as he made himself out to be, much of his work was discovered by others.
I also learned about him in an astronomy class and this site would have helped
me better understand more about him and his accomplishments. I would use this
in class or if I had project on him.
Kevin Kentner (Student)
highly educated for being able to measure the height of the pyramids and also
predicting an eclipse of the moon even though he was a little lucky in doing.
However, Thales may not have been as educated as it seems since most of his work
wasn't really his. But the information was interesting and detailed.
that the average reader has no knowledge of. According to ancient history,
Thales was a philosopher, scientist and mathematician. The only problem with
this assumption is that there exists no actual evidence that he was any of these
professions. He apparently wrote no books and no written evidence exists
supporting his claim to fame. Some references are made to the fact that Thales
was just a predictor based on good guesses. The article seemed disjointed and
jumped from one subject to another. It was hard to keep my interest in this
article and the subject matter.
damian camarena (Student)
finish reading all of it. It seemed that he was a man who many peopled
questioned about how smart he really was. The way he was able to calculate the
ship at sea was pretty cool. Overall it was a good article with lots and lots
of material and information to look at, but it just didn't grab my attention.
It could possibly be a good project for someone who was interested in Thales.
Due Nguyen (Student)
DESCRIBE ABOUT A FAMOUS SCIENTIST, MATEMATICIAN AND ENGINEER.
I THINK HE WAS REALLY SMART BECAUSE THAT TIME, IT WAS VERY HARD
TO DISCOVER ASTRONOMY, MATEMATICS AND SO ON. WE CERTAINLY
KNOW THAT HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS, AND HOW SMART HE WAS. I THINK
HIS DISCOVERIES WERE THE FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE. I REALLY ADMIRE
Luke Snider (Student)
to be not as smart as some people thought. He was always questioned with his
discoveries and his explanations on the eclipse was viewed by some as a lucky
guess. There was not a lot of evidence supporting certain findings that he
supposedly discovered. I thought that was real interesting and unusual. Overall
it was interesting and very informative.
John Garza (Student)
prediction of the sun eclipse in 585BC was publically questioned and seen by some as a guess. None-the-less, Thales of Miletus was credited for 5 thereoums of elementary geomatry. I did find his three different methods which he might have used to calculate the distance to a ship at sea very interesting. Overall, this site did not meet my immediate needs. On the other hand, this site would be very useful if someone were in need of research on Thales of Miletus.
There are also numerous links that give you more information on various subjects.
Ruth Green (Student)
I found the information on this site to be accurate to the best of my knowledge
according to what I have studied and learned thus far in mathematics.I think
this site will be very effective because the information is written with a short
and direct explanation, therefore it is not too wordy and the chances of being
more confused about what you are already researching in not very likely. This
site also uses bright attention getting colors, which livens, up the site and it
has great graphics. See http://home.a.city.de/walter.fendt/me/platonsolids.htm
I believe a first time user on this site should have no problem at all using
it, after all I am a fist time user myself.