Age 911: Cultural Contributions  the Sciences
Unit 2: Mathematics
Activity: Write in Numerals ×
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Write in Numerals
There are seven letters that represent all Roman numerals. They can be used alone or in various combinations to make every number.
This chart shows how the numbering system changed.

Write the following using Roman numerals. Your birth year ______________ The year your house was built ______________ The current Super Bowl ______________ Chapter 45 ______________ The year your school was built ______________  
Fill in the chart.

Answer the following problems. L – XV = ______ CL + V = ______ M – DL = ______ 
Activity: Questions About Numbers
Islamic mathematics laid the foundation for modern math. AlKhwarizmi (780850 CE) was one of the first mathematical faculty members at Dar Al – Hikma or House of Wisdom in Baghdad. This place was dedicated to teaching and learning.
Al – Khwarizmi wrote 2 mathematical text books. One dealt with solutions to mathematical problems with an unknown quantity.
His second book introduced the Hindu numbering system, which is the 10 numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 0 that we are familiar with today. Before these numbers, people were using Roman numerals to write numbers.