Fully Interactive Prime Number Simulation
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A primality simulation created from three simple rules: each number N creates a circle with a radius of N; the circumference of each circle is divided by N, creating an arc of length of circumference/N; and each arc makes a complete rotation in N iterations. Red indicates prime numbers; white, composite. Toggle the resulting spiral forward or backwards and at different speeds, with each arc representing its number spacially by its length, and temporally by the number of iterations required to make a complete rotation.  


Levels:  Middle School (68), High School (912) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Simulations, Web Interactive/Java 
Math Topics:  Division, Factors, Prime Numbers, Number Theory 
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