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re Easter
Posted:
Feb 22, 1995 10:05 AM


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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