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Prominent Americans in Hollywood movies

  1. 1. John Nash and Ron Clark
  2. 2. John Nash June 13, 1928 <ul><li>American Mathematician and Economist </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Research Mathematician in Princeton University </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ This man is a genius” <ul><li>He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists </li></ul>Reinhard Selten, John Nash and John Harsanyi
  4. 4. 1947 : Hex Game <ul><li>Each player has an allocated color. </li></ul><ul><li>Players take turns placing a stone of their color on a single cell within the overall playing board. The goal is to form a connected path of your stones linking the opposing sides of the board marked by your colors, before your opponent connects his sides in a similar fashion. The first player to complete his connection wins the game. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Family Life <ul><li>1957 – Alicia Lopez Harrison de Larde </li></ul><ul><li>1958 – signs of schizophrenia </li></ul><ul><li>1959 – mental hospital </li></ul><ul><li>baby son: John Charles Martin Nash </li></ul>
  6. 6. Family Life <ul><li>1963 – divorced </li></ul><ul><li>1970 – reunited, nonromantic relationship </li></ul><ul><li>1978 – John von Neumann theory Prize for discovery of non-cooperative equilibrium </li></ul><ul><li>1994 – Noble prize – renewed relationship </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – remarried (73+68) </li></ul>
  7. 7. John Nash: a beautiful mind <ul><li>1998 - bestseller book, Sylvia Nascar </li></ul>2001 – Hollywood movie Starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly - Nominated for 8 Oscars and winning 4
  8. 8. Fiction in “A Beautiful Mind”, 2001 <ul><li>Hallucinations; </li></ul><ul><li>Pen ceremony tradition </li></ul><ul><li>“ I take the newer medications” (1970) </li></ul><ul><li>No acceptance speech for Noble Prize </li></ul>
  9. 9. Magic Numbers <ul><li>ACROSS </li></ul><ul><li>1 A perfect cube:3*3*3 </li></ul><ul><li>5 If you are dressed up to the ..., you are wearing fancy clothes </li></ul><ul><li>6 If a man hasn't shaved for a day or two, they say he has a ... o'clock shadow </li></ul><ul><li>9 Fortune knocks ... at every man's door </li></ul><ul><li>11These numbers denote a quantity but not the order </li></ul><ul><li>13If you begin to draw conclusions about something, you put ... and ... together </li></ul><ul><li>14Habit is ... nature </li></ul><ul><li>15Unlucky number </li></ul><ul><li>16Things that are very cheap and common are ... a penny </li></ul><ul><li> DOWN </li></ul><ul><li>2 A stitch in time saves ... </li></ul><ul><li>3 If someone talks very fast, they talk ... to the dozen </li></ul><ul><li>4 George Washington was the ... president of the USA </li></ul><ul><li>7 When is St.Valentine Day celebrated? </li></ul><ul><li>8 The number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros </li></ul><ul><li>10A period of 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>12USA consist of _ _ states </li></ul><ul><li>13The basic of education are sometimes called &quot;the ... R's&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 10. Magic Numbers: answers
  11. 11. Ron Clark October 24, 1972 <ul><li>Ron Clark is an American teacher who has worked with disadvantaged students in rural North Carolina and Harlem, New York City. He is known for his books and multiple teaching awards. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Accolades <ul><li>Clark is known for his ability to raise test scores by using unique and innovative methods that incorporate innovation, creativity and 55 classroom rules. </li></ul><ul><li>He has appeared on many national TV shows, including two appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Accolades <ul><li>Clark received the 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year award. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Ron Clark Story <ul><li>Clark's first year spent in Harlem was the focus of a 2006 made-for-TV movie, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Ron Clark Academy: www.ronclarkacademy.com <ul><li>Location: southwest Atlanta, Georgia, and accommodates 5 th -8 th grade students from low-income families. </li></ul><ul><li>The academy was established on June 25, 2007. Classes began for students on September 4, 2007. </li></ul>Clark had planned to build the school for ten years before construction began.
  16. 16. Student population <ul><li>The students are from low-income families. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must go through an application process in order to be accepted into the school. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 50 students were accepted out of 350 applications the first school year. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technology and facilities <ul><li>Each classroom provides students with technology such as notebook computers, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, projectors, and audio video equipment. In addition to the technologically-equipped classrooms, the school provides students with accessible amenities such as a recording studio, a dark room, a two-story vaulted ceiling library, a gymnasium, and a dance studio. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Presidential Rap
  19. 19. Books <ul><li>Ron has written two books. The first, called The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child (2003), is being published in 25 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 he followed with The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children. </li></ul>Price: $13.57
  20. 20. Questions president quiz

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