This article, written for teachers, discusses the merits of different kinds of resources: those which involve exploration and those which centre on calculation.
Creativity in the mathematics classroom is not just about what
pupils do but also what we do as teachers. If we are thinking
creatively about the mathematical experiences we offer our pupils
we can open up opportunities for them to be creative. Jennifer
Piggott shares some of her thoughts on creative teaching, and how
it can encourage creative learners.
Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.
This fascinating article delves into the world of talk in the
classroom and explains how an understanding of talking can really
improve the learning of mathematics.
This article stems from research on the teaching of proof and
offers guidance on how to move learners from focussing on
experimental arguments to mathematical arguments and deductive
Many NRICH tasks have been designed with group work in mind. Read about Jo Boaler's research on the benefits of collaborative work and watch a clip of a teacher working in this way.
In this article for teachers, Alan Parr looks at ways that
mathematics teaching and learning can start from the useful and
interesting things can we do with the subject, including modelling
John Mason describes the thinking behind this month's tasks.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
Been to an NRICH Secondary CPD session? Here are some follow-up materials and recommended reading.
In this article, Malcolm Swan describes a teaching approach designed to improve the quality of students' reasoning.
This article looks at how images, concrete apparatus and representations can help students develop deeper understandings of abstract mathematical ideas.