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Number Theory How and what to teach on an elementary number theory course.

matqkks

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Jun 26, 2012
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In the late 80’s and early 90’s there was the idea of ‘calculus reform’ and some emphasis and syllabus changed. The order of doing things also changed in calculus with the advantage of technology.
Similarly in linear algebra there was a linear algebra curriculum study group which produced some really good ways of teaching linear algebra and also highlighted curriculum changes. This was produced in the January 1993 College Mathematics Journal.
Has any similar work been covered in number theory. I am looking for what are the important topics to cover and any work or research on the teaching of number theory.
 

Sudharaka

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MHB Math Helper
Feb 5, 2012
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In the late 80’s and early 90’s there was the idea of ‘calculus reform’ and some emphasis and syllabus changed. The order of doing things also changed in calculus with the advantage of technology.
Similarly in linear algebra there was a linear algebra curriculum study group which produced some really good ways of teaching linear algebra and also highlighted curriculum changes. This was produced in the January 1993 College Mathematics Journal.
Has any similar work been covered in number theory. I am looking for what are the important topics to cover and any work or research on the teaching of number theory.
Hi matqkks, :)

You might be interested in the following.

1) Learning and Teaching Number Theory: Research in Cognition and Instruction (Mathematics, Learning, and Cognition): Stephen R. Campbell, Rina Zazkis: 9781567506532: Amazon.com: Books

2) http://www.mathteacherscircle.org/resources/materials/numbertheory.pdf