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.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
Peter Hall was one of four NRICH Teacher Fellows who worked on
embedding NRICH materials into their teaching. In this article, he
writes about his experiences of working with students at Key. . . .
An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.
Kirsti Ashworth, an NRICH Teacher Fellow, talks about her
experiences of using rich tasks.
This gives a standard set of questions and tips for running rich
tasks in the classroom.
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.
Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005
Jenni Way describes her visit to a Japanese mathematics classroom.
Sharon Walter, an NRICH teacher fellow, talks about her experiences
of trying to embed NRICH tasks into her everyday practice.
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. . . .
A group of teachers involved in embedding NRICH tasks into their
everyday practice were keen to challenge common perceptions of
mathematics and of teaching and learning mathematics. In this
article,. . . .
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, read about the thinking behind the September 2010 secondary problems and why we hope they will be an excellent selection for a new academic year.
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 Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and
the use of NRICH problems.
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. . . .
Mainly for teachers. A discussion and examples of some of the
school mathematics of yesteryear.
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. . . .
A group of teachers involved in embedding NRICH tasks into their
everyday practice decided they needed to address the (im)balance
between teacher and student activity in their classrooms. In. . . .
Three free teacher Inspiration Days in Cambridge. Three
professional development days available for Secondary Teachers.
An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are
used as a pedagogic device.
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. . . .
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. . . .
Jennifer Piggott and Steve Hewson write about an area of teaching and learning mathematics that has been engaging their interest recently. As they explain, the word ‘trick’ can be applied to. . . .
Activities and material for teachers.
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.
This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and
suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.
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.
Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes conversations
with Luke, aged 7, as they worked on some mathematics together.
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 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.
Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on
In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.
Suggestions for worthwhile mathematical activity on the subject of
angle measurement for all pupils.
Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.
This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.
What are rich tasks and why do they matter?
This article for teachers describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.
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, Alan Parr looks at ways that
mathematics teaching and learning can start from the useful and
interesting things can we do with the subject, including. . . .
A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.
In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive
circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose
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.
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.
For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and