Project Euler: Math/Programming Challenge

Posted February 26, 2014

by Lensyl Urbano

On the recommendation of Mr. Schmidt, two of my students have been quite fascinated over the last few days trying to solve problems on Project Euler. They’ve been working on them together to, I suspect, the detriment of some of their other classes, but as their math teacher I find it hard to object.

An example problem is something like this:

If we list all the natural numbers below 10 that are multiples of 3 or 5, we get 3, 5, 6 and 9. The sum of these multiples is 23.

Find the sum of all the multiples of 3 or 5 below 1000.

They’ve been solving them numerically using Python. It’s been quite fascinating to see.

Citing this post: Urbano, L., 2014. Project Euler: Math/Programming Challenge, Retrieved July 29th, 2017, from Montessori Muddle: http://MontessoriMuddle.org/ .
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