__Objective__:

To have a better understanding of the historical background of Algebra and the fundamental nomenclature used in Algebra.

__Task__:

1. In pairs, complete the 4 activities.

2. You will be posting your work in the class Maths Blog.

3. How you deploy your learning devices: One would be logged in to the Maths Blog; one would be used to do research (when necessary).

**Activity 1**

Who is

What were his contributions in Mathematics and Sciences

**got to do with Algebra?***Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī*What were his contributions in Mathematics and Sciences

**Activity 2**

Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi was the author of a book entitled

*Al-jabr w'al muqabala*(written in 830 AD) that gave the name

*al-jabr*to the branch of mathematics that is now known by its modern spelling as

**algebra**.

What is Algebra?

Construct a simple mind map to illustrate this.

You may use Mindnode to do the task.

**Activity 3**

You may use diagrams or examples to illustrate your explanation.

- variable
- constant
- coefficient
- expression
- equation

**Activity 4**

Watch the following video to help you...

**Activity 5 - Beyond just the fact!**

What has this

**Plimpton 322 tablet**got to do with Algebra?Source: Wikipedia: History of Elementary Algebra (retrieved on 14 March 2010)

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