Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

The true story of eighteenth century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math stopped Sophie When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman stopped Sophie And when she tackled a mThe true story of eighteenth century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math stopped Sophie When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman stopped Sophie And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solveill, nothing stopped Sophie.For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France s prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture and can be seen in the book s illustrations.Award winning author Cheryl Bardoe s inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock s intricate pen and ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.
Nothing Stopped Sophie The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain The true story of eighteenth century mathematician Sophie Germain who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math

  • Title: Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain
  • Author: Cheryl Bardoe Barbara McClintock
  • ISBN: 9780316394284
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain”

    1. I think we’ve done it. I think we’ve finally moved completely into a new era of biographical picture books. High time, says I! Gone are the days when a picture book biography had to be of somebody already famous. Gone the days of scanning the Biography section of the children’s room in the library only to see the same ten individuals over and over again. Now the elegant, intelligent, and obscure are filling book after book for kids. Whom do we credit? Publishers? STEM curriculums? The Comm [...]

    2. Very well written story of Sophie Germaine, a French mathematician growing up during the French Revolution. Without going into details, Bardoe provides a sense of what Sophie worked on. The main focus was the restricted societal conditions of the time and how this remarkable woman managed to surmount them.Barbara McClintock's illustrations are terrific! Numeric symbols flow through the pictures and convey the sense that math can be a wondrous pursuit.

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