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.
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.
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.
For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and
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. . . .
Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
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. . . .
This gives a standard set of questions and tips for running rich
tasks in the classroom.
Sharon Walter, an NRICH teacher fellow, talks about her experiences
of trying to embed NRICH tasks into her everyday practice.
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,. . . .
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
Jenni Way describes her visit to a Japanese mathematics classroom.
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.
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. . . .
Mainly for teachers. More mathematics of yesteryear.
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 article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.
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. . . .
In this article Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and
the use of NRICH problems.
Kirsti Ashworth, an NRICH Teacher Fellow, talks about her
experiences of using rich tasks.
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. . . .
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.
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.
This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .
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 explores the links between maths, art and history, and
suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.
Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive
circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose
What are rich tasks and why do they matter?
In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.
This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which to help children become better at working systematically.
Find out about the five-term project (January 2014 to July 2015) which NRICH is leading in conjunction with Haringey Council, funded by London Schools Excellence Fund.
Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
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. . . .
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. . . .
A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.
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.
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.
In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.
Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on
This article for teachers describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.
Teachers who participated in an NRICH workshop produced some
posters suggesting how they might use a tessellation interactivity
in a range of situations.
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.