Monday, April 20, 2009

What's Special About This Number?

What's Special About This Number? is an interesting list of facts about numbers. Every number on the list is accompanied by a description of what makes that number unique. In most cases the description contains a link to a further explanation of the terms used in the description. For example, 127 is a Mersenne prime, click the word Mersenne to learn what a Mersenne prime is.

Applications for Education
If you have students that are curious about numbers, this website may be a good reference for them. What's Special About This Number? could also be a good reference to break out when for those times when you have a few minutes of "free time" with students at the end of a class.

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