Electronic Proceedings of the Twentyfirst Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsNew Orleans, Louisiana, March 1215, 2009Paper C005
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Utilizing CAS Technology to Enhance Students Understanding of the Collatz Problem 
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Consider the famous Collatz problem: Take any positive integer. If even, divide by two; if odd, triple and add one. Apply on each new integer obtained. Eventually, the sequence converges to one. Using CAS technology, we explore this conjecture via tables in sequence mode and via a userdefined program.
Keyword(s): number theory, Voyage 200, computer algebra systems