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Publisher:Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Citation:Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, no. 64 (2011), 19-22.
Marin Mersenne’s mathematical contributions helped paved the way for advances in mathematics. In this article, his life is not only depicted but his mathematical intellect is highlighted through his achievements. Since his time, technology has helped further the finding of Mersenne primes. Prime numbers are large concepts for students to learn in school. Mersenne primes further examine the study of prime numbers.