The value of the week is numeracy. Definition; 'The ability to work with and understand numbers'. Quote; 'The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics'. Paul Halmos Let Us Now Praise Prime Numbers
Let us now praise prime numbers With our fathers who begat us: The power, the peculiar glory of prime numbers Is that nothing begat them, No ancestors, no factors, Adams among the multiplied generations.
None can foretell their coming. Among the ordinal numbers They do not reserve their seats, arrive unexpected. Along the lines of cardinals They rise like surprising pontiffs, Each absolute, inscrutable, self-elected.
In the beginning where chaos Ends and zero resolves, They crowd the foreground prodigal as forest, But middle distance thins them, Far distance to infinity Yields them rare as unreturning comets.
O prime improbable numbers, Long may formula-hunters Steam in abstraction, waste to skeleton patience: Stay non-conformist, nuisance, Phenomena irreducible To system, sequence, pattern or explanation |

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