Contributors to the
We have selected significant people that we feel are
the most important in the development of probability or created specific
probability problems used on this site.
There are a great number of people that contributed to the
development and study of this mathematical topic.
Also, we have listed other mathematicians involved with the
concept of probability and two books that may help you find information
about these people. We have
provided additional links to websites that will help you learn more
about the mathematicians and scientist we researched and other
mathematicians that you may want to research further.
*The people with an asterisk beside their name have in addition to their biographies, an activity, lesson plan, or explanation that you can use in your classroom. We have provided solutions to some of these activities.
can find more information about the mathematicians listed below in The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (Abbott, 1985).
can find more information about these mathematicians in the book Notable
Mathematicians: From Ancient Times to the Present (Young, 1998).