What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples


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Which of these is a prime number?

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1. How many factors does a prime number have?

2. Why is 5 a prime number even though it ends in a 5?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Working with prime numbers in mathematics requires an understanding of the prime number concept that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn more about. Understand specifically what prime numbers, their function in mathematics and work through problems using related concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools test you on:

  • Recognizing specific prime numbers
  • Reasons that a particular number is prime
  • Factors of a prime number
  • Distinguishing prime numbers from others

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rules of prime numbers
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Math with Prime Numbers lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a prime number to identify these numbers from a group

Additional Learning

Learn more about prime numbers by reviewing the associated lesson Math with Prime Numbers. These objectives will be covered in detail:

  • Identify the factors of a prime number
  • Understand the reason that certain numbers fall into this category
  • Identify specific prime numbers
  • Discover the rules that apply to prime numbers
  • Define prime number