This article for teachers suggests a range of activities to help children get better at working in groups.
Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on
Many NRICH tasks have been designed with group work in mind. Read about Jo Boaler's research on the benefits of collaborative work and watch a clip of a teacher working in this way.
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.
A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.
Choose a couple of the sequences. Try to picture how to make the next, and the next, and the next... Can you describe your reasoning?
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.
Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a
pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow
paint on their faces?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the
other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you
These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time
they are showing from the information?
In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular
fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular