At Airedale Junior School we learn:
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Famous in This Field:
Pythagoras of Samos was a famous Greek mathematician and philosopher (570 -495 BC). He is known best for the proof of the important Pythagorean theorem, which is about right triangles. He started a group of mathematicians, called the Pythagoreans, who worshiped numbers and lived like monks. He was an influence for Plato.
He had a great impact on mathematics, theory of music and astronomy. His theories are still used in mathematics today. He was one of the greatest thinkers of his time.
Pythagoras was born in Samos, a little island off the western coast of Asia Minor. There is not much information about his life. He was said to have had a good childhood. Growing up with two or three brothers, he was well educated. He did not agree with the government and their schooling, so he moved to Croton and set up his own cult (little society) of followers under his rule. His followers did not have any personal possessions, and they were all vegetarians. Pythagoras taught them all, and they had to obey strict rules.
Maths: Further Information & Links:
- Link To National Curriculum (Maths)
- Link To BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths
- Link To Maths Chase - Times Tables Game