Prime Number Practise
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:58am
Following on from today’s lesson, use this game to help you practise recognising prime numbers
Remember to scroll through to find the prime number option.
Plus, bring 3 examples to prove that this trick works. Remember, you can use short division to divide by 12.
The Prime Number Trick
Using prime numbers, you can amaze your friends with a prime prediction…
- Ask your friends to pick any prime number bigger than 5, but they must not tell you what it is.
- Square it. (In other words multiply the prime number by itself.)
- Add 17
- Divide by 12
Without knowing which prime number your friends picked, you can still tell them: There will be a remainder of 6