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Engaging Students, Developing Confidence, Promoting Independence

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.

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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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Dominant Intelligences

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

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.

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What's All the Talking About?

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

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.

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Kingsfield School - Building on Rich Starting Points

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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.

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Closing the Learning and Teaching Gap

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This article discusses the findings of the 1995 TIMMS study how to use this information to close the performance gap that exists between nations.

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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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Jo Boaler Explains Complex Instruction

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A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.

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Problem Solving and the New Curriculum

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

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Haringey 2014-2015

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find out about the five-term project (January 2014 to July 2015) which NRICH is leading in conjunction with Haringey Council.

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Manipulatives in the Primary Classroom

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Jenni Back offers research-based guidance about the use of manipulatives in the classroom.

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Two Heads Are Better Than One

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.

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Using Rich Tasks for the First Time

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

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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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Blog It

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

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.

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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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Using Rich Tasks in an Objective Led Culture

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

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. . . .

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Co-operative Problem Solving: Pieces of the Puzzle Approach

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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. . . .

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Bloom's Taxonomy

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Bloom's taxonomy

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 4.1

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This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through peer observation

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Crossing Bridges

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007

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Enriching Patterns

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

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. . . .

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Assessing Pupil Progress (APP) and NRICH Resources

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In this article Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and the use of NRICH problems.

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A Maths Afternoon

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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. . . .

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Developing Good Team-working Skills

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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.

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.2

Stage: 1 and 2

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.

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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.1

Stage: 1 and 2

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".

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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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What's Inside/outside/under the Box?

Stage: 2 and 3

This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.

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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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Going for Games

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

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Outside the Box

Stage: 2 and 3

This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.

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Placing Our Trust in Learners

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

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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.

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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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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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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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Holywell Primary School and NRICH Action Research Project

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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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Rich Mathematical Tasks

Stage: 1 and 2

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.

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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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Teaching Fractions with Understanding: Part-whole Concept

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Written for teachers, this article describes four basic approaches children use in understanding fractions as equal parts of a whole.

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Learning Mathematics Through Games: 3. Creating Your Own Games

Stage: 1

Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.

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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 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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Calculating the Difference: A Discussion of the Use of Calculators in the English Primary Classroom.

Stage: 1 and 2

Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.

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Stacks of Maths!

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

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MEI 2005

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Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005

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Numbers and Notation - Ambiguities and Confusions

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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. . . .

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Money Problems?

Stage: 1

Marion Bond investigates the skills needed in order for children to understand money.

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Number Sense Series: Developing Early Number Sense

Stage: 1

This article for teachers suggests teaching strategies and resources that can help to develop children's number sense.