MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
George D. Poole
Debra J. Knisley, Teresa W. Haynes
The author has found, during her experience teaching students on the fourth grade level, that some concepts of number theory haven't even been introduced to the students. Some of these concepts include prime and composite numbers and their applications. Through personal research, the author has found that prime numbers are vital to the understanding of the grade level curriculum. Prime numbers are used to aide in determining divisibility, finding greatest common factors, least common multiples, and common denominators. Through experimentation, classroom examples, and homework, the author has introduced students to prime numbers and their applications.
Thesis - Open Access
Anderson, Crystal Lynn, "An Introduction to Number Theory Prime Numbers and Their Applications." (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2222. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2222
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