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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 4.3

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum and, in particular, think about what to do next

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 4.2

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through evaluating a theme

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.4

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity encourages you to investigate how rich tasks and problem solving link together.

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Group-working Skills

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers suggests a range of activities to help children get better at working in groups.

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Maths and Creativity in Bristol

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.

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Working with Highly Able Mathematicians

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.

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Working with Luke

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes conversations with Luke, aged 7, as they worked on some mathematics together.

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 2.1

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity looks at what teachers can do to support learners engaging with rich tasks

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.5

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what pupils are doing when they problem solving.

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Problem Solving and the New Curriculum

Stage: 1 and 2

Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.

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What's the Difference Between Rich Tasks and Low Threshold High Ceiling Ones?

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.3

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what is meant by higher-order thinking skills.

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 3

Stage: 1 and 2

The aim of this professional development activity is to successfully integrate some rich tasks into your curriculum planning.

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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.

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A New Challenge

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Bernard gives some background about the theme for November 2011's primary activities, which focus on analysing different approaches.

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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.

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Understanding Fractions

Stage: 1 and 2

This article, written for primary teachers, links to rich tasks which will help develop the underlying concepts associated with fractions and offers some suggestions for models and images that help. . . .

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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.

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Positive about Negative Numbers

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.

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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. . . .

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Cultivating Creativity

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

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MEI 2005

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005

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Using Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks in Ordinary Classrooms

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

An article describing what LTHC tasks are, and why we think they're a good idea.

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A Problem Is a Problem for All That

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

In this article, Jennifer Piggott talks about just a few of the problems with problems that make them such a rich source of mathematics and approaches to learning mathematics.

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Two Classes Working on Counting Cogs

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on Counting Cogs.

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On Problems and Problem Solving - Looking Backward and Forward

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Jenny Piggott reflects on the event held to mark her retirement from the directorship of NRICH, but also on problem solving itself.

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Many Ideas with a Few Cubes

Stage: 1 and 2

This short article outlines a few activities which make use of interlocking cubes.

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Take a ... Geoboard

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.

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Thinking Through, and By, Visualising

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

This article is based on some of the ideas that emerged during the production of a book which takes visualising as its focus. We began to identify problems which helped us to take a structured view. . . .

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I've Submitted a Solution - What Next?

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

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Jo Boaler Explains Complex Instruction

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.

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Maths Trails

Stage: 2 and 3

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

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Breaking the Equation ' Empirical Argument = Proof '

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article stems from research on the teaching of proof and offers guidance on how to move learners from focussing on experimental arguments to mathematical arguments and deductive reasoning.

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Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

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Children's Mathematical Graphics: Understanding the Key Concept

Stage: 1

In this article for teachers, Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington explore the differences between 'recording mathematics' and 'representing mathematical thinking'.

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Experiencing Problem Solving

Stage: 1 and 2

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