Mathematician Al Khwarizmi: Facts & Contributions


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Which of the following did al-Khwarizmi introduce to the Western world?

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1. What does Algebra mean?

2. What did Al-Khwarizmi add to geography?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi was a scholar who made major contributions in the field of math that are still relevant today. This quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of his contributions to various disciplines.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • al-Khwarizmi's major contribution to the field of math
  • The definition of Algebra
  • al-Khwarizmi's contributions to geography
  • al-Khwarizmi's contribution to astronomy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the pertinent information on al-Khwarizmi's contributions to math, geography, and astronomy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Algebra and zije
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding al-Khwarizmi's work in the fields of math, geography, and astronomy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major terms in math and astronomy

Additional Learning

To learn more about al-Khwarizmi's contributions, review the accompanying lesson on this topic. This lesson can help you:

  • Describe al-Khwarizmi
  • Define al-Khwarizmi's contributions to math, astronomy, and geography
  • Describe al-Khwarizmi's work on calendars
  • Understand how al-Khwarizmi's contributions still permeate math, astronomy, and geography today