Prime Factor Decomposition

This is a set of resources for students learing Higher mathematics about prime numbers. The video from Playback Schools gives a good understanding and practical example of the importance of primes. Co primes are introduced and various resources that provide the basic principles of prime factor decompostion using the branch method.

Resouces are also included for the teacher to gain a more comprehensive knowledge about the study of primes over history.

Extension material is include with challenges and questions on primes to keep the most able busy whilst others are finishing off the standard quesitons.