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Greek maths. Algebra Alexander. WITH YOUR HOST. Hello!. So where do we begin? The ancient Greeks were generally interested in maths and logical thinking. They were known to have to come up with a large degree of household maths rules.

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Greek maths

Algebra Alexander

Hello!

• So where do we begin?

• The ancient Greeks were generally interested in maths and logical thinking. They were known to

• have to come up with a large

• degree of household maths rules.

• These include The sum of the three inside angles of a triangle equals 180 degrees, the same as two right angles;When two straight lines cross, the angles opposite each other are equal and The Pythagorean Theorem.

We liked scientific thought!

Ancient Greek numbers

WeGreeks used a series of symbols as numbers. It went in a pattern like this.

Ancient Greek numbers

I, II, III, IIII,

I think I am getting this!

So who did the maths?

Euclid

Let’s look into famous Greek mathematicians. Click on the names to read about them. When you have read about all of them click ‘next’

Aristotle

Pythagoras

Thales

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Euclid

Born: 355 B.C.E

Died: 270 B.C.E

More info: Euclid wrote 13 volume set of textbooks on geometry, whether it was his maths or a collection of other mathematicians’ work is still unknown.

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Aristotle

Born: 384 B.C.E

Died: 322 B.C.E

More info: He taught Alexander the Great and wrote on psychology, ethics, politics and logic.

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Pythagoras

Born: 582 B.C.E

Died: 490 B.C.E

More info: He travelled in his youth to places such as Egypt and Persia. He invented the Pythagoras theorem (a2 + b2 = c2)

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Thales

Born: 624 B.C.E

Died: 546 B.C.E

More info: Thales was one of the first Greek mathematicians who studied weather and stars. He figured out how to measure a pyramid by using it’s shadow.

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Greek math quiz!!

What is the sum of the three inside angles of a triangle?

Quiz time!!

360 degrees

180 degrees

Correct!!

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Incorrect!!!

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Greek math quiz!!

What does mean in Greek numbers?

Quiz time!!

10

5

Correct!!

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Incorrect!!!

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Greek math quiz!!

What does I mean in Greek numbers?

Quiz time!!

1

5

Correct!!

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Incorrect!!!

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Greek math quiz!!

Who travelled to Egypt and Persia?

Quiz time!!

Thales

Pythagoras

Correct!!

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Incorrect!!!