
06546566
j
2016b.00547
Minor, Darrell
Summing squares and cubes of integers.
Ohio J. Sch. Math. 72, 1317 (2015).
2015
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
EN
F60
I30
sums of integers
sums of squares
sums of cubes
arithmetic progression
visualization
proofs
number theory
recreational mathematics
pattern recognition
series
Summary: Recreational mathematics can provide students with opportunities to explore mathematics in meaningful ways. Elementary number theory is one area of mathematics that lends itself readily to recreational mathematics. In this article, the author provides two examples from elementary number theory with results that students might find surprising, and which may be used to motivate them to study additional topics from number theory.