Are you ready to travel back in time and discover where some of the “big math” concepts came from? The history of math is full of fascinating problems and discoveries. This book will introduce young students to some famous mathematicians and important patterns and problems they studied. The mathematicians in this book were chosen not only because of their importance in mathematical history, but also because they studied problems that could be simplified to a level for elementary students to understand. This book focuses on practicing basic skills within the context of discovering patterns and solving problems.