This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.
Jenni Way describes her visit to a Japanese mathematics classroom.
This article describes no ordinary maths lesson. There were 24 children, mostly Years 3 and 4, and there were 17 adults working with them - mothers, fathers, one grandmother and two grandfathers, a classroom assistant and their regular teacher. Every child was working with an adult, and no two adults sat together.
In this article for teachers, Bernard gives some background about the theme for November 2011's primary activities, which focus on analysing different approaches.
In this article, Jennifer Piggott talks about just a few of the problems with problems that make them such a rich source of mathematics and approaches to learning mathematics.
A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.
Lynne McClure gives an overview of the ACME report 'Raising the bar: developing able young mathematicians', published in December 2012.
In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.
Nowadays the calculator is very familiar to many of us. What did
people do to save time working out more difficult problems before
the calculator existed?
This article for teachers gives some food for thought when teaching
ideas about area.
In this article Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and
the use of NRICH problems.
In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest
that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical
starting point, going back to the practical can help explain why
the pattern occurs.
Lyndon Baker describes how the Mobius strip and Euler's law can
introduce pupils to the idea of topology.
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
This article describes the underlying mathematical ideas and skills involved in the important mathematical application of coding.
Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.
Don't get rid of your old calendars! You can get a lot more
mathematical mileage out of them before they are thrown away. These
activities, using cut up dates from the calendar, provide numbers
to practise skills that may be in need of review after a holiday
This article for pupils gives an introduction to Celtic knotwork
patterns and a feel for how you can draw them.