Low Threshold High Ceiling Resources for Primary Teachers

What do we mean by 'Low threshold high ceiling'? Well, these tasks are suitable for most pupils: they have inbuilt support for those who struggle but a high level of challenge for those who need it.

In this collection we've brought together some suitable tasks for teachers who are new to LTHC. We suggest you read the article first. And then choose an activity to get started!

 

Using Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks in Ordinary Classrooms link

Using Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks in Ordinary Classrooms 

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

An article describing what LTHC tasks are, and why we think they're a good idea.

Sort the Street link

Sort the Street 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

Ring a Ring of Numbers link

Ring a Ring of Numbers 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Cubes link

Cubes 

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.

Magic Vs link

Magic Vs 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Number Differences link

Number Differences 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?