- start on time?

- flow smoothly?

- include enough eye contact with the audience?

- look professional?
- last between 15-22 minutes total?
- spend most of the time on the mathematics?
- make effective use of PowerPoint?
- contain enough writing on the board, computer, and/or handout?
- have everything that is written/typed also orally communicated?
- contain at least one picture of the mathematician?
#### History

- contain only correct historical facts that relate to the
themes below? (Do NOT create a biography).
#### Influences, Support, Barriers and Diversity Issues

- address the issue of influences that led them to becoming
a mathematician, by answering some (or all, if possible) of the following:

What influences led them to becoming a mathematician?

Did they have support from family and society?

Why did they become a mathematician?

What kind of barriers did they face while becoming a mathematician? - deeply explore this issue?
- address
gender, racial or multicultural/ethnic issues in this mathematician's
experiences
address this issue?

If your mathematician is a woman, be sure to also address whether they are married and have a family, and whether their husband is also a mathematician or scientist.

If your mathematician is a white man with no apparent diversity issues, be sure to address whether they have mentored women or other traditional minorities in mathematics. - deeply explore this issue?
#### Mathematical Style

- address this issue by answering as many of the following
as possible?

How do they describe the process of doing mathematics and/or mathematical research?

How do they get the flashes of insight that they need to do research?

How do their mathematical minds work? Do they have a photographic memory? Are they really good with numbers? Are they good at visualization?

Does the mathematician often collaborate (ie write papers with other mathematicians) or instead mostly work by themselves? - deeply explore this issue?
#### Mathematics

- contain an introduction that summarizes the mathematics to be discussed?
- discuss how the mathematics relates to the mathematician?
- clearly state the mathematics?

- define all variables, terminology, and notation used?

- flow smoothly?
- give simple examples?

- contain correct mathematics?

- explain any graphs mentioned?
- explain and illustrate any equations, theorems or statements mentioned with examples?
- contain enough examples?
- discuss the importance of the work in the context of mathematics, the real world, and/or applications?
- discuss the mathematics as directed in the assignment?
**This is worth more.** - give evidence that you understand the mathematics that you are
discussing?
**Do not present material that you do not understand. This is worth more.** - discuss the mathematics in your own words?
**This is worth more.** - explain the mathematics slowly and clearly enough so that Dr. Sarah can follow?
- explain the mathematics
slowly and clearly enough so that others who haven't seen it before
can follow?
**This is worth more.** - explore the mathematics deeply?
**This is worth more.**