Robert Lee Moore

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Birthday
14, 1882
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Oct 4, 1974 (91)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1882
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Oct 4, 1974 (91)

About

Mathematics professor who became an expert in topology and the creator of a novel way of teaching. However, his legacy has been tarnished by his poor treatment and racism towards black students at his school.

Before Fame

Teaching himself calculus, he entered the University of Texas at 16 years of age, and worked on the foundations of the geometry.

Trivia

Finding himself bored at one lecture, he hit upon a mathematical game he could play - to see if he could reach the proof of the presented theorem before the professor; he later instituted this game as part of his teaching method.

Family Life

He was married Margaret MacLelland Key of Brenham, Texas; the couple had no children.

Associated With

Benjamin Price was another influential American mathematician.