Historical Development of Mathematics


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When did humans begin developing systems for tracking numbers and time?

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1. Who wrote the first computer program?

2. What is the title of the first known math textbook?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these assessments, you can test how much you know about the history of mathematics. Quiz topics include the origins of mathematics in human history and the person who created the first computer program.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed on the worksheet/quiz:

  • First known math textbook
  • Branch of mathematics established by Al-Khwarizmi
  • Tool invented in China's Golden Age to help with calculating taxes and wages
  • When humans began tracking numbers and time

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of mathematics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the individual responsible for writing the first computer program
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long ago math was developed by humans and the title of the first math textbook

Additional Learning

For more on the history of math, consider the lesson named Historical Development of Mathematics. These key topics will be covered:

  • Theorem developed by Pythagoras
  • Developments of the Indian Golden Age of mathematics
  • Work of European mathematicians during the Renaissance
  • Diversity in modern math developments