Want students to learn more about famous mathematicians and math educators as they review or preview key topics for middle school math? Check out these mystery-year puzzles.

Women: Katherine Johnson, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Maria Agnesi, Grace Hopper

Educators: George Polya (a Free puzzle!), Robert Moses, Jaime Escalante

Symbol Inventors for Pi and Infinity

and Others: Carl Gauss, Rene Descartes, Georg Cantor, Benjamin Banneker

All Math History-Mystery Puzzles connect mathematics to other disciplines, inspirational individuals, historical & current events, social justice issues, and pop culture. Students solve math clues to find each Mystery Year. These are great for special days or a change of pace. Click any puzzle title to see a description of math topics.

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