A proposal for a semester-long course : prime numbers at the secondary level

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dc.contributor.advisor Armend√°riz, Efraim P.
dc.creator Sandoval, Matthew San Miguel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T19:48:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T19:48:14Z
dc.date.created 2011-08
dc.date.issued 2012-02-02
dc.date.submitted August 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3785
dc.description.abstract Prime numbers play an integral part in many upper level mathematics courses, most notably in Number Theory. Can a course or section on prime numbers be introduced at the secondary (high school) level? This report outlines a possible course in a manner suitable for grade level instruction. These topics include: an extended section on the complete number system, a brief history of primes, their cardinality, and both the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic and Prime Number Theorem, the applications of primes, and the impact of primes within perfect numbers will all be explored. A brief discussion on questions that still remain relating to prime numbers will conclude this report.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Prime
dc.subject Prime numbers
dc.subject Infinte
dc.subject Infinitely many primes
dc.title A proposal for a semester-long course : prime numbers at the secondary level
dc.date.updated 2012-02-02T19:48:22Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3785
dc.contributor.committeeMember Daniels, Mark
dc.description.department Mathematics
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Mathematics
thesis.degree.discipline Mathematics
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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