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Placing Our Trust in Learners

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.

Holywell Primary School and NRICH Action Research Project

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers outlines one school's research project to explore how children, girls in particular, could be motivated in Maths through a more practical approach.

Working Effectively with All Learners

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Some questions and prompts to encourage discussion about what experiences you want to give your pupils to help them reach their full potential in mathematics.

I'm Stuck!

Stage: 1 and 2

Being stuck is usually thought of as being a negative state of affairs. We want our pupils to succeed, not to struggle. Or do we? This article discusses why being stuck can be fruitful.

The Animals' Sports Day

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One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.

Stacks of Maths!

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

In this article for teachers, Bernard gives an example of taking an initial activity and getting questions going that lead to other explorations.

Using Questioning to Stimulate Mathematical Thinking

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Good questioning techniques have long being regarded as a fundamental tool of effective teachers. This article for teachers looks at different categories of questions that can promote mathematical. . . .

It's a Fence!

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In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

What Shape for Two

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'What Shape?' activity for adult and child. Can you ask good questions so you can work out which shape your partner has chosen?

En-counters for Two

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Arranging counters activity for adult and child. Can you create the pattern of counters that your partner has made, just by asking questions?

Sticky Data

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You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Can you use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many boys and girls are there in your group?'.

Using Questioning to Stimulate Mathematical Thinking: Addendum

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

In the process of working with some groups of teachers on using questions to promote mathematical thinking, the following table was developed. It provides examples of generic questions that can. . . .

Eye View

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Why does the tower look a different size in each of these pictures?

Counters in the Middle

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This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Opening Out

Stage: 1 and 2

Bernard Bagnall describes how to get more out of some favourite NRICH investigations.

Guess the Dominoes

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

Guess the Dominoes for Two

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Guess the Dominoes for child and adult. Work out which domino your partner has chosen by asking good questions.

What Shape?

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This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.

How Random!

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Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

How Many?

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This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

Become Maths Detectives

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Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? Don't forget to keep visiting NRICH projects site for the latest developments and questions.

More and More Buckets

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In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

Shut the Box for Two

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Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

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A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.

Shut the Box

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An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Spirals, Spirals

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Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

Baravelle

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What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?