Rene Descartes: Contributions & Achievements


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Select the English translation of: Cogito, Ergo Sum.

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1. Identify which of the following was NOT a mathematical achievement of Descartes.

2. Identify some of the fields to which Descartes made significant contributions.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about the accomplishments of Rene Descartes. Answer questions on key points like the phrase Cogito, Ergo Sum and his specific mathematical achievements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following study topics will be addressed:

  • Fields Descartes contributed to
  • His rules for the mind
  • Algebraic notation rules

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the accomplishments of Rene Descartes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his individual mathematical achievements, his major contributions to numerous fields and the rules he laid out for a person's mind
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding his rules for algebraic notation

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson titled Rene Descartes: Contributions & Achievements for more information on the following:

  • Overview of Descartes' career as a Renaissance man
  • Analysis of his achievements in mathematics
  • His accomplishments in the field of philosophy