Lesson 1 (from Prologue, Chapters 1-2)
Prologue, Chapters 1-2
A Beautiful Mind is an unauthorized biography of economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Sylvia Nasar. John Forbes Nash, Jr. became well known as a mathematician in 1948. He was considered to be a genius by many and did a lot of work in the areas of game theory and economic rivalry. This biography relates Nash's career, his family, and his struggle with schizophrenia. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book, and will research and discuss author Sylvia Nasar.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 is an unauthorized biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., written by German-American author Sylvia Nasar.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on author Sylvia Nasar...
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