Chen Jingrun: Biography & Facts


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Why was Chen Jingrun unable to finish his proof of Goldbach's conjecture?

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1. Why was Chen Jingrun unable to attend school as a small child?

2. _____ says that every large even number can be expressed as the sum of a prime number and a semiprime number.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly gauge how much you know about the life of mathematician Chen Jingrun with this quiz/worksheet combo. You must be familiar with facts about Jingrun's work in mathematics and his personal life in order to well on this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will measure your ability to:

  • State why Chen Jingrun was unable to finish his work on Goldbach's Conjecture
  • Recall why Jingrun was unable to attend school when he was a young child
  • Identify what in mathematics states that large even numbers can be expressed as the sum of a prime and semiprime number
  • Name the mathematician who proved Goldbach's Conjecture
  • Note which mathematical problem Jingrun dedicated his life to proving

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what Chen Jingrun set out to prove
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jingrun's early life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Goldbach's Conjecture

Additional Learning

Learn more about this noted figure by reviewing the lesson titled Chen Jingrun: Biography & Facts. You will study such details as:

  • When Goldbach's Conjecture was developed
  • Where and when Jingrun was born
  • Which university Jingrun attended
  • What year Jingrun published his first mathematics paper
  • How life became difficult for Jingrun during the Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • What year Jingrun died