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. . . .
Group work depends on effective team work. This article describes attributes of effective team work and links to "Team Building" problems that can be used to develop learners' team working skills.
Members of the NRICH team are beginning to write blogs and this very short article is designed to put the reasoning behind this move in context.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
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.
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.
Avril Crack describes how she went about planning and setting up a Maths trail for pupils in Bedfordshire.
This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through evaluating a theme
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
What was it like to learn maths at school in the Victorian period? We visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin to find out.
This professional development activity looks at what teachers can do to support learners engaging with rich tasks
An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.
The aim of this professional development activity is to successfully integrate some rich tasks into your curriculum planning.
This professional development activity encourages you to investigate how rich tasks and problem solving link together.
This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what pupils are doing when they problem solving.
In this article Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and the use of NRICH problems.
This article for teachers describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.
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.
In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.
Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.
Liz Woodham describes a project with four primary/first schools in the East of England, focusing on rich mathematical tasks and funded by the NCETM.
In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.
As teachers, we appreciate the need to have clear objectives at the start of lessons but have been aware of the limitations this sometimes seems to place on our ability to get the most out of using. . . .
The teachers involved in the Engaging Mathematics Projectwanted to embed rich tasks from the NRICH website into their curriculum for all KS3 and KS4 students. In this article, the teachers share. . . .
Jenni Way describes her visit to a Japanese mathematics classroom.
Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes conversations with Luke, aged 7, as they worked on some mathematics together.
The content of this article is largely drawn from an Australian publication by Peter Gould that has been a source of many successful mathematics lessons for both children and student-teachers. It. . . .
This is activity 1.1 in the series of activities designed to support professional development through integrating rich tasks. This activity looks specifically at what makes an activity "rich".
This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what is meant by higher-order thinking skills.
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. . . .
This article describes no ordinary maths lesson. There were 24 children, mostly Years 3 and 4, and there were 17 adults working with them - mothers, fathers, one grandmother and two grandfathers, a. . . .
This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.
This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through peer observation
These two tasks are designed to support professional development on integrating rich tasks. You are asked to think about what problems that encourage Higher Order Thinking Skills look like.
An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007
Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005
Written for teachers, this article describes four basic approaches children use in understanding fractions as equal parts of a whole.
Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.
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.
While musing about the difficulties children face in comprehending number structure, notation, etc., it occured to the author that there is a vast array of occasions when numbers and signs are used. . . .
This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.
Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on Counting Cogs.
This article for teachers describes the exchanges on an email talk list about ideas for an investigation which has the sum of the squares as its solution.
In this article for teachers, Jenni Back offers research-based guidance about the use of manipulatives in the classroom.
A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.
This fascinating article delves into the world of talk in the classroom and explains how an understanding of talking can really improve the learning of mathematics.
Marion Bond investigates the skills needed in order for children to understand money.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.