Aryabhata (Mathematician): History & Biography

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1. What was Aryabhata's approximation of pi?

2. Aryabhata was born after:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The practice questions on this quiz/worksheet duo will help you understand Aryabhata's contributions to algebra and astronomy. You'll also be asked about the life of this influential mathematician.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you complete this assessment, you will show what you know about the following:

  • When Aryabhata lived
  • His contributions to math
  • His contributions to our understanding of time
  • What he believed about eclipses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Aryabhata and his contributions to mathematics and astronomy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the world in which Aryabhata lived
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the precision of Aryabhata's calculations

Additional Learning

For further details on this influential figure and his long-lasting work, review the lesson titled Aryabhata (Mathematician): History & Biography, which covers the following topics:

  • The state of mathematics in India when Aryabhata lived
  • His first book
  • His work on time, math and astronomy
  • How his beliefs differed from tradition
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