Jenny Murray writes about the sessions she leads in schools for parents to work alongside children on mathematical problems, puzzles and games.
Marion Bond suggests that we try to imagine mathematical knowledge as a broad crazy paving rather than a path of stepping stones. There is no one right place to start and there is no one right route to follow. This article looks at ways of offering children mathematical experiences throughout the day, not just in maths lessons.
This article takes a closer look at some of the toys and games that can enhance a child's mathematical learning.
Marion Bond recommends that children should be allowed to use 'apparatus', so that they can physically handle the numbers involved in their calculations, for longer, or across a wider ability band, than is currently the norm.
Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.
Bernard Bagnall recommends some primary school problems which use numbers from the environment around us, from clocks to house numbers.
Alan Parr offers some thoughts on various measurements recorded during the Olympic Games. From the accuracy of timing in the pool to the point system in the heptathlon, Alan gives us food for thought.
Jenny Piggott reflects on the event held to mark her retirement from the directorship of NRICH, but also on problem solving itself.
Bernard Bagnall describes how to get more out of some favourite NRICH investigations.
This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.
A description of how to make the five Platonic solids out of paper.
This article for primary teachers outlines how we can encourage children to create, identify, extend and explain number patterns and why being able to do so is useful.
This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.
This article develops the idea of 'ten-ness' as an important element of place value.
An article for teachers which first appeared in the MA's Equals journal, featuring activities which use counters.
This article for teachers outlines different types of recording, depending on the purpose and audience.