Date: Feb 22, 1995 10:05 AM
Author: Calvin E. Piston
Subject: re Easter
While I certainly agree that giving a formula is not a topic for this

list, I do think that a problem such as that of determining the date

for Easter could be useful.

In the upper elementary or middle school grades, it provides a "real-

world" application of modular arithmetic.

For secondary students, it could serve as a basis fro a nice

historical AND mathematical research project: Why does the formula

work? (The answer to this is not beyond a good algebra -level

student).

I apologize for not including this note with my first post.

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