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We describe a CAS and TEX usage course for mathematics majors. As a unifying project, each student selects two primes p and q with pq < 100, explores mathematical pq ideas, and generates associated graphs, figures, tables for a final TEX paper. We summarize several pq explorations: stu- dents render page pq from Schwartz’s picture book about primes, You Can Count on Monsters, via Mathematica and TEX’s picture environment; students generate fractal images of pq; and students discover the primes of the ring Z r√pql.



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