Primary Teacher Article Collection

Devon Teachers Enriching NRICH - Part 1

Stage: 1 and 2

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.

Devon Teachers Enriching NRICH - Part 2

Stage: 1 and 2

This is the second part of an article describing the ‘Enriching Mathematics’ project in Devon. The participating teachers describe NRICH activities they have tried with their learners.

Dice, Routes and Pathways

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to think mathematically, especially geometrically.

Difficulties with Division

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.

Digital Roots

Stage: 2 and 3

In this article for teachers, Bernard Bagnall describes how to find digital roots and suggests that they can be worth exploring when confronted by a sequence of numbers.

Dominant Intelligences

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

The second in a series, this article looks at the possible opportunities for children who operate from different intelligences to be involved in "typical" maths problems.

Dot Card Games

Stage: Early years and 1

These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.

Dramatic Mathematics

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers describes a project which explores thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

Early Fraction Development

Stage: 1 and 2

An article describing activities which will help develop young children's concept of fractions.

Early Number Sense

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

This article explores the basic foundations of number sense and outlines relevant research in this area.

Easter Conference 2006

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Problems used at association conferences - Easter 2006

Educating the Very Able

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

Educating the Very Able - Current International Research - 2004

Encouraging Primary Children to Work Systematically

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which to help children become better at working systematically.

Engaging Students, Developing Confidence, Promoting Independence

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.

Enriching Data Handling

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers looks at some suggestions taken from the NRICH website that offer a broad view of data and ask some more probing questions about it.

Enriching Patterns

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

Following on from a workshop at an MA Easter conference, Jennifer and Jenni talked about the way in which the website is made more accessible to teachers who want to plan threads of activity. Here’s a pattern- based theme.

Experiencing Problem Solving

Stage: 1 and 2

Bernard Bagnall looks at what 'problem solving' might really mean in the context of primary classrooms.

Exploration Versus Calculation

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article, written for teachers, discusses the merits of different kinds of resources: those which involve exploration and those which centre on calculation.

Extension, Enrichment And/or Acceleration?

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

What is the classroom culture that you foster to support able learners?

Four Teachers Using NRICH

Stage: 1 and 2

Vicki Pike was one of four NRICH Teacher Fellows who worked on embedding NRICH materials into their teaching. In this article, she writes about her experiences of working with students at Key Stage two.