Srinivasa Ramanujan: Biography, Facts & Quotes


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Srinivasa Ramanujan wrote to the English mathematician _____ who arranged for him to come to Cambridge.

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1. Why did Srinivasa Ramanujan drop out of college?

2. Why did Srinivasa Ramanujan first become interested in mathematics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the worksheet and quiz to gauge your understanding of Srinivasa Ramanujan. You'll need to know about this man's education to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to see these topics on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Where Srinivasa Ramanujan received his degree in mathematics
  • Why he dropped out of college
  • How he became interested in mathematics
  • Why Ramanujan returned to India in 1919

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the person who arranged for Ramanujan to come to Cambridge
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on how Ramanujan's interest in mathematics got started and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan

Additional Learning

Srinivasa Ramanujan: Biography, Facts & Quotes is a lesson you can use to complete the following objectives:

  • Review the economic status of Ramanujan's family
  • Determine how Ramanujan got by after dropping out of college
  • See what Srinivasa Ramanujan left behind after his death