## The link between primes, dynamical sequences and the Mandlebrot Set

63 and -7/4 are special

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63 and -7/4 are special

Here is a worksheet to give pupils lots of practice on identifying particular types of number. Perfect for a consolidation lesson. If they do it correctly the coloured boxes spell out the word FACTORS, which makes it easier to mark for you ðŸ˜‰ Click here to download the worksheet UPDATE: @StudyMaths has created a brilliant interactive online version of the...

I’ve got a small year 10 class that struggle with number work. We had good lesson looking at writing numbers as a product of prime factors, but they had a significant learning block in not being able to quickly find two factors of numbers when constructing their factor trees. I’ve made the following multiplication table that is adapted specifically for...

“Why are prime numbers useful Sir?” Now you have your answer…

The idea of target boards has been around for a while now, and every time I bump into a maths AST, target boards are always something they seem to suggest. They are simple and good for revising types of number. Show your pupils a grid of numbers like this: Then say something like “how many multiples of 4 can you...

The summer holidays have given me a chance to spend some time tackling my reading list. I have long been fascinated by the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic and the quest to find order in the primes, so was excited to get the chance to read Marcus du Sautoy’s The Music of the Primes. The book tracks the historic journey of...