History of Mathematics Quiz
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History of Mathematics Quiz

Test your knowledge of the history of mathematics with this quiz. Explore the origins of mathematical discoveries, methods, and notation from ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Levant. Delve into the development of mathematics from 3000 BC and uncover its impact on the modern age.

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Which ancient civilization is credited with using arithmetic, algebra, and geometry for purposes of taxation, commerce, trade, astronomy, and time recording?

Mesopotamian states of Sumer, Akkad, and Assyria

Which mathematical development is suggested to be the most ancient and widespread after basic arithmetic and geometry?

Pythagorean theorem

Who coined the term 'mathematics' from the ancient Greek μάθημα, meaning 'subject of instruction'?


Which civilization greatly refined mathematical methods through the introduction of deductive reasoning and mathematical rigor in proofs?

<p>Greek</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the earliest known Babylonian mathematical tablet that mentions Pythagorean triples?

<p>Plimpton 322 (Babylonian c. 2000 – 1900 BC)</p> Signup and view all the answers

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