In this article for teachers, Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington explore the differences between 'recording mathematics' and 'representing mathematical thinking'.
Bernard Bagnall discusses the importance of valuing young
children's mathematical representations in this article for
This article discusses the findings of the 1995 TIMMS study how to
use this information to close the performance gap that exists
The content of this article is largely drawn from an Australian
publication by Peter Gould that has been a source of many
successful mathematics lessons for both children and
student-teachers. It presents a style of problem-solving activity
that has the potential to benefit ALL children in a class, both
mathematically and socially, and is readily adaptable to most
topics in mathematics curricula.
This article describes a practical approach to enhance the teaching
and learning of coordinates.
This article, written by Nicky Goulder and Samantha Lodge, reveals
how maths and marimbas can go hand-in-hand! Why not try out some of
the musical maths activities in your own classroom?
Suggestions for teachers about exploring maths in different
contexts: art, history and so on
An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007
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.
An article for students and teachers on symmetry and square dancing. What do the symmetries of the square have to do with a dos-e-dos or a swing? Find out more?
This article offers you practical ways to investigate aspects of your classroom culture.
Becoming confident and competent as a problem solver is a complex process that requires a range of skills and experience. In this article, Jennie suggests that we can support this process in three principal ways.
Group work depends on effective team work. This article describes
attributes of effective team work and links to "Team Building"
problems that can be used to develop learners' team working skills.
This article looks at team building in the primary context.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
In this article for primary teachers, Lynne McClure outlines what is meant by fluency in the context of number and explains how our selection of NRICH tasks can help.
This article describes how one nursery setting focused on tidying up time as a context in which to explicitly target the development of number and calculation skills.
Resources used during CPD sessions at Gillingham St Michael's Primary School, near Beccles.
This article suggests how to dig deeper into who answers questions in your classroom using the game Dotty Six.
It began in Devon in 2008. The Maths Team was keen to raise the
profile of mathematics investigations and further promote
mathematical thinking and problem solving in primary classes. Liz
was invited to Devon to launch ‘Enriching Mathematics’
with a group of 25 teachers.