Although almost any NRICH activity could be tackled in a group, these lower primary activities have been created specifically with group work in mind.
This article for teachers suggests a range of activities to help children get better at working in groups.
Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?
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 challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular
fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular
These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time
they are showing from the information?
Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by
the clue cards?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the
other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.
Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on
Complete these two jigsaws then put one on top of the other. What
happens when you add the 'touching' numbers? What happens when you
change the position of the jigsaws?
You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to
parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all
the information you need.