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A project for Algebra I
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Assignment

Project Title: The Greek Number System
Due Date: See Course Web Page (by the beginning of math class.)
** Save a copy of this project. You will need it to complete your fourth quarter project!
Grade: The project grade will count as 10% of the quarter grade.
Final Result:
• A simple booklet displaying the information listed below.
• One PAGES document with written work emailed to the teacher for submission to
turnitin.com.
• Pledge on the written report.
The number system that we use, the Hindu-Arabic number system, is one of
many that have been used throughout the ages. Your first quarter task is to
research the Greek Number System.
Report Details and Display Requirements:
Your simple booklet will include the following:
1. A brief description of ancient Greek mathematics and of the Greek number
system.
a. Pretend you have travelled through time from ancient Greece to
present day. Write a short summary, in your own words,
explaining the history of Greek mathematics and the development
of the Greek number system. Explain how the number system
works.
b. Include the advantages and disadvantages of the Greek number
system in comparison to the number system in use now (some
ancient number systems did not use place value, others used
more than 10 symbols, still other number systems never used a
zero or fractions!). Correct citations are a must both in a work
cited page and in-text citing for ideas that you may have
summarized. Do NOT directly quote any source.
c. Include important dates, locations.
2. Include maps indicating when and where the number system was in use.
3. Include examples of the symbols used for numbers.
*Plagiarism will be reported to the Honor Council.
** In addition to the booklet, please send a PAGES file containing your written
work, including the work cited page, in an email to :
jmcconnell@saa-sds.org. DO NOT USE THE DROP BOX.
email Subject: Algebra 1 project.
Document Title: “yourlastname-your class number-McConnell-Number System”
Example: smith3-McConnell-Number System

Everything you submit must adhere to the SAA Plagiarism Policy. If you use a source for your research,
you must correctly quote and cite the source.

The Fine Print: As always, everything you submit in writing should be in your own words. Correct citations are a must
using both a works cited and in-text citing for ideas that you may have summarized. You are not to directly quote any
source. Do not use Wikipedia as a main source. This web site does not contain reliable information. Plagiarism will be
reported to the Honor Council.

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