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If you have a question about a particular mathematical problem, or about mathematics in general, Ask NRICH is the place to be.

Our team will do their best to help you. They are not here to give you answers to questions, but they will help you to make sense of the mathematics involved and to use what you know to think your way through the problems yourself.

They are very quick and friendly! Most questions get a useful reply within the day.

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We do recommend that you have a look in About Ask NRICH before you begin posting, particularly at Getting started.

NRICH is our parent site, which has loads of mathematics resources for all ages.

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About Ask NRICH
Terms and conditions, getting started, posting guidelines
38 29 2012-08-02  07:11 am beatrice
Ask your maths questions here
Please Explain
Ask questions here about the sort of maths studied by pupils of compulsory school age.
342 56 2014-04-20  09:58 pm Theo P
Onwards and Upwards
If you've started learning things like calculus, this is the place to be.
1487 207 2014-04-23  06:00 pm amwmath
Higher Dimension
This section is for those studying maths at university level to discuss it with their peers.

604 104 2014-04-21  11:09 pm lebesgue
Maths in science and other subjects
If you have a maths or quantitative question involving another school subject, ask it here.
164 42 2014-03-28  04:52 am TheConvolution
Other sections
NRICHtalk
This section is now open to all, and is the place for discussions which are not actually about maths.
13800 809 2014-04-23  01:11 pm triskaidecahedron
Follow It Up
This section is for discussions linked to maths events, whether local or national.
568 51 2013-11-21  01:54 pm Adam P Goucher
Who's Who
Find out a bit more about the people you are talking to.
51 39 2014-01-11  08:11 pm Emma McCaughan
Reviews
This section is for reviews of books, websites and other mathematical resources. Please put in a review of anything you think might be of interest to other NRICH members.

245 81 2014-01-16  06:13 pm Nicola Coles
Archive
Asked NRICH is our edited archive of past discussions.
More recent discussions are archived below.
Archive 2012-2013 3934 498 2013-09-30  05:41 pm Arkanstone
Archive 2011-2012 5922 803 2012-09-29  11:43 am Simon Taylor
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Older archives 67502 8340 2012-06-19  02:08 pm  
Private groups
STEP Easter School 114 17 2014-04-21  08:40 pm Samuel Fenn
STEM teachers 0 1 2010-11-05  12:14 pm  
EMA Teacher Network
As part of its Templeton-funded research project, NRICH is working with teachers of young people with exceptional mathematical ability (EMA), in order to share expertise.
53 11 2011-04-25  09:15 am Adele Searle
UKMT Mentors 58 14 2014-04-19  06:29 pm Andre Rzym
Ask NRICH team area 226 60 2014-01-30  07:37 pm Nicola Coles
Moderator zone 820 19 2014-04-02  10:36 pm Michael Grayling

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