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## Activity Guide

# This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.

Patrick, David. (2020). Primes. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/primes

Contributor(s): David Patrick

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- Activity Description
- Topics Covered
- Session Styles
- Mathematical Practices

Mathematicians have long been fascinated by prime numbers and a great deal of number theory revolves around the study of primes. Develop a deeper understanding of these intriguing numbers by exploring the questions presented in this session.

MP1 - Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique others' reasoning.

MP4 - Model with mathematics.

MP5 - Use appropriate tools strategically.

MP6 - Attend to precision.

MP7 - Look for and make use of structure.

MP8 - Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

MP3 - Construct viable arguments and critique others' reasoning.

MP4 - Model with mathematics.

MP5 - Use appropriate tools strategically.

MP6 - Attend to precision.

MP7 - Look for and make use of structure.

MP8 - Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.