**Title:** Mathematical Proofs

**Description:**
In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students explore the nature of logic, evidence, and proofs in the context of mathematics. This lesson would be appropriate after students are familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem.

**Standard(s): **

[MA2013] DM1 (9-12) 11: Solve application-based logic problems using Venn diagrams, truth tables, and matrices. (Alabama)

[MA2013] MI1 (9-12) 10: Determine the mathematical impact of the ancient Greeks, including Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Euclid, Hypatia, Pythagoras, and the Pythagorean Society. (Alabama)

[MA2013] MI1 (9-12) 12: Summarize the history of probability, including the works of Blaise Pascal; Pierre de Fermat; Abraham de Moivre; and Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace. (Alabama)