The reach of Elementary Number Theory is currently broader than one can imagine. It englobes from the study of patterns and regularities (central issues for Algebraic Thinking) to applications related to security, like Cryptography and digital signatures, algorithm complexity analysis etc.

In this context, the proposal of this thematic number of Revista Educação Matemática Pesquisa (ISSN 1983-3156), to be published in August 2023, is to present researches about didactic reflections about topics on Elementary Number Theory and its applications on different areas of knowledge.

The idea is to bring together a collection of articles with research results ranging from the early years of Basic Education to Higher Education. In order to do so, we hope to count on the participation of Brazilian and foreign researchers who are dedicated to this theme.

The invited editors for this edition are professor Barbara Lutaif Bianchini (PUC-SP), professor Gabriel Loureiro de Lima (PUC-SP) and professor Anna Paula de Avelar Brito Lima (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco - UFRPE). It should be noted that this journal is evaluated by the Capes, with Qualis A2, in the teaching area.

Articles in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French that deal with themes related to teaching and learning of Elementary Number Theory and its applications in different possibilities will be accepted. We understand that some centrals may be starting objects in this thematic issue, among which:

  • How should the Elementary Theory of Numbers be worked on in the initial training of Mathematics teachers or pedagogues so that it can effectively support teaching work in Basic Education (up to 16 years of age)?
  • How does the Mathematics teacher or the pedagogue didactically transpose to the context of the Basic Education classroom the concepts of Elementary Theory of Numbers studied in Higher Education?
  • Which concepts are fundamental and which didactic approach with the greatest potential to build them in the formation of the mathematician (Bachelor of Mathematics student)?
  • What are the applications of the Elementary Theory of Numbers present in other areas of knowledge and how is this content or should be worked on in the university education of different professionals (computer scientists, engineers, technology courses in the field of Exact Sciences, among others)?
  • What has been contemplated in national and international research about the teaching and learning of Elementary Number Theory and its applications?

Unpublished articles containing research results can be proposed, as well as reflections with theoretical contributions to investigations in the area, at any level of education. The deadline for receiving contributions is May 30, 2023. Instructions and a tutorial for authors, as well as other relevant information can be found at the address

Each author may submit one, and only one, article proposal, either as main author or co-author.

The texts must be submitted directly, by the author(s) on the platform SEER from Revista ( The rules for writing the texts are also available in the magazine environment ( and the file with the template that must be used (

In Step 1 of the online submission process, the author(s) must choose the section “Submission of articles to the thematic issue “Thematic number – Didactic Reflections on the Elementary Theory of Numbers”, so that the article is forwarded to the editors. All articles will be evaluated by at least two reviewers. Questions about the thematic issue can be sent to the emails or   

Ana Lúcia Manrique (Revista Editor)

Barbara Lutaif Bianchini (Guest Editor)

Gabriel Loureiro de Lima (Guest Editor).

Anna Paula de Avelar Brito Lima (Guest Editor).