Mathematics Instructional Learning Community
Mathematics Instructional Learning Community
The Mathematics Instructional Learning Community (MILC) Project is an alliance among Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) math teachers focusing on:
  • Increasing the pedagogy and content knowledge of math teachers;
  • Integrating technology tools into everyday math instruction; and
  • Developing, implementing and revising units of study.
Questions regarding MILC? Contact: Natalee Mauney Feese, Fayette County Public Schools, MILC Project Director
Questions regarding technical website issues? Contact: Pete Koutoulas, Fayette County Public Schools, IST Team Leader
Search | Statistics | User listing Forums | Calendars | Final Units |
You are NOT logged in. If you are a MILC participant, please logon by clicking here --> logon |  Not a member? register )


"Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself." (Carl Jacobi)
NEW Prime Number
Moderators:

Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
   Archived Forums (Read only - No new posting)-> Older DiscussionsMessage format
 
nfeese
Posted 1/20/2006 2:44 PM (#558)
Subject: NEW Prime Number
Math

1001001001002525
Location: IAKSS
My ultimate dream is that when one of these numbers is discovered in
the future, the announcement won't have to be prefaced with the
definition of a prime number. (For example, when a new word is coined,
the definition doesn't begin..."The alphabet consists of 26 letters
that when put in combinations.....")

Meanwhile, bake a cake, light the candles, play some loud and rowdy
music and CELEBRATE the beauty of numbers and mathematics!

Mo. Researchers Find Largest Prime Number By GARANCE BURKE, Associated
Press Writer

Tue Jan 3, 10:09 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Researchers at a Missouri university have identified
the largest known prime number, officials said Tuesday.

The team at Central Missouri State University, led by associate dean
Steven Boone and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper, found it in
mid-December after programming 700 computers years ago.

A prime number is a positive number divisible by only itself and 1 _ 2,
3, 5, 7 and so on.

The number that the team found is 9.1 million digits long. It is a
Mersenne prime known as M30402457 _ that's 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1.

Mersenne primes are a special category expressed as 2 to the "p"
power minus 1,
in which "p" also is a prime number.

"We're super excited," said Boone, a chemistry professor. "We've been
looking for such a number for a long time."

The discovery is affiliated with the Great Internet Mersenne Prime
Search, a global contest using volunteers who run software that
searches for the largest Mersenne prime.
scombs
Posted 2/17/2006 2:59 PM (#672 - in reply to #558)
Subject: RE: NEW Prime Number
Math

Posts: 104
100
Location: Henry Clay
Cool. There was an episode of Numbers that centered around the theft of a formula to generate prime numbers. The prime numbers were used as the key to uncode encrypted data that was being sent over the internet. The episode did a pretty nice job of talking about primes and of presenting this "real world" use of them.
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this topic
Jump to forum :


Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software v2.0
© 2003 PD9 Software