Some Interesting Facts about Prime Numbers 

home  courses  topics  theorems  starters  worksheets  timeline  KS3  KS4  KS5 

There are many interesting facts about prime numbers. Check some already on the Internet: 
See Eratosthenes' Prime Number sieve and download some worksheets: 100, 200 or 500 number sieve. What people thought of primes through the history Prime number (as the one defined by Aristotle, Euclid and Theon of Smyrna) is a number "measured by no number but by an unit alone" Iambilicus said that a prime number is also called "odd times odd". Prime number was apparently first described by Pythagoras. Iamblichus writes that Thymaridas called a prime number rectilinear since it can only be represented onedimensionally. In English prime number is found in Sir Henry Billingsley's 1570 translation of Euclid's Elements (OED2). Some older textbooks include 1 as a prime number. In his Algebra (1770), Euler did not consider 1 a prime [William C. Waterhouse].


artefacts  numerals  concepts  people  places  pythagoreans  egyptians  babylonians
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Acknowledgements  Copyright  Contact  Mission Statement  Tell a friend about this site 
