I and my friend had decided to do a project based on prime numbers in science Fair. We are highschool students. We have already collected details about some prime finding ways, prime number encryption, importance of prime numbers etc. We would like to expand our project by including some more details. Can you suggest sone thing more details about prime numbers? What all things we can include in our project?


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    $\begingroup$ Could you provide a bit more information about this science Fair? [e.g. Is this for a high school audience? Are you going to make a poster, give a talk, give a demonstration, etc.?] This community has a lot of great educational advice to give, and you'll get better responses if you provide more detail about what you want. Specifically, since this is the math education stack exchange, you can get ideas about how to teach your audience. So I'll ask: What would you like to teach your audience? How would you like to deliver it? You'll probably get the best responses if you ask along those lines. $\endgroup$ – Nick C Aug 9 '18 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ All of that said, if you don't include more information and make it clear that you want information about the "teaching/learning" part of your project, your question may be seen as "too broad" and few answers may be given. I suggest taking more time with your question, making sure it has detail and is obviously about math education in some way (not just about generating a list of topics). I hope this helps! $\endgroup$ – Nick C Aug 9 '18 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ It's a tough call as to whether this is best asked here, but I've voted to close this since it's not quite about how to teach math (though if you were to rephrase it in that way I would definitely encourage people to rescind close votes). I strongly encourage you to post it on math.stackexchange.com phrased as a soft list question of "what are some good topics about prime numbers which one could use in a non-research science fair project, and what are some good resources for that," since clearly it is a very fair question for one of these sites. $\endgroup$ – kcrisman Aug 11 '18 at 1:40
  • $\begingroup$ Read mazur and stein’s book on Riemann hypothesis. It is meant for a general audience and has tons of pictures/plots that you can code up yourself $\endgroup$ – usr0192 Aug 18 '18 at 0:29

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