List of Prime Numbers  Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 5, 6, 7, 8

List of Prime Numbers  resource description

This list of prime numbers is a hundred square with all the prime numbers highlighted on it. As well as the first ten written in a box at the bottom of the page. What do your learners notice about the first prime number?

List of Prime Numbers

What is the resource?

This PDF offers a list of prime numbers up to a certain range. Ideal for learners to get familiar with these unique, number-building blocks.


Why are prime numbers important?

They seem 'basic', but understanding primes grants surprising real-world powers:

  • Factor trees & finding multiples: Primes are the CORE of quickly doing these for ANY number, huge or small.
  • Secret codes: Many modern online security methods work because primes are tricky to figure out for large values.
  • Insect life cycles: Certain bugs emerge on prime year gaps – this minimises clashes with predators!
  • Further maths: Loads of advanced theoretical work with numbers stems from questions about prime distribution.


Why is this resource helpful?

Prime hunting (finding 'em) helps kids become more aware of the number of properties:

  • Noticing patterns: Primes mostly get farther apart but is it always that simple? Curiosity sparked!
  • Reinforces division facts: To test if a number is prime, they get loads of practice using divisors quickly.
  • Support factor work: Kids 'building' composites from primes gain fluency with the inverse concept too.
  • Printable PDF: Every learner can use the same list as teachers give examples perfect for differentiation.

This makes maths feel less about rote rules.  Kids grapple with a concept & get the handy reference tool to discover deeper relationships between numbers.



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