Events for Teachers and Students


NRICH offers:


Here are details (in order of date) of upcoming day conferences that the NRICH team is running and events to which we are contributing.


Maths for Parents, Grandparents, Carers etc.
Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

2nd, 16th, and 30th November 2017

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children?

Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children?

This series of workshops is for parents/carers who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Come and experience the pleasure of working mathematically. Become hooked by puzzling problems, get excited by making mathematical discoveries, enjoy the challenge of finding a strategy for winning a game… and be inspired to return home and enjoy some of the activities with your children (as your homework!).

No prior knowledge of maths is required.


For further information (and booking) please visit the Institute of Continuing Education website.



Primary Mathematics Teachers and Subject Leaders Programme 2017/18
Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance


Tuesday 7th November 2017
Thursday 8th March 2018
Thursday 7th June 2018

This trio of days will draw on the recent Smith report, and recommendations from ACME and Ofsted to support primary teachers and leaders of mathematics in inspiring and engaging their learners and colleagues.  ​Whether you are an existing or aspiring subject leader, a teacher seeking mathematical motivation or are already a regular NRICH PD attendee, we look forward to welcoming you and working together.

1. Teaching Mathematics - So you think you know NRICH?

Come and explore new ways to use rich mathematical resources to develop problem-solving, reasoning and fluency skills in your classroom.  We will consider pedagogical approaches that rely on teachers questioning answers, rather than answering questions. Discover the value of incomplete solutions, in encouraging learners to look for alternative approaches and elegant solutions. 

There will be a chance to review what you think you know about NRICH (including some mathematical myth-busting), be inspired by some new additions and connect with our latest project focus.


2. Knowing Mathematics - Making the most of mistakes

Einstein said, “I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious.” At NRICH we think curiosity is the key to knowledge and as the focus of our latest project, we’re inviting primary teachers and mathematics leaders to come and enhance their subject specific knowledge by being curious.

Here we will take the time to examine and plan for common misconceptions in primary mathematics, consider when to introduce cognitive conflict to build resilience and perseverance, and explore ways in which mistake-making can be a powerful pedagogical tool for good.


3. Enthusing Mathematicians - Leading learners

Inspiring a love of mathematics, whether in colleagues or your classroom, is an exciting and multifarious task!  As part of this programme we will share with you some of our newest resources designed to promote mathematical curiosity and inspire awe and wonder. You will have the opportunity to seek and share innovative impactful ideas, expand your own enthusiasm for the subject and gain some reflective perspective as part of a supportive professional community.



To book please visit the Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance.



Primary Mathematics Teachers and Subject Leaders Programme 2017/18
London Mathematical Society

  1. Tuesday 21st November 2017
  2. Wednesday 21st February 2018
  3. Wednesday 25th April 2018

This trio of days will draw on the recent Smith report, and recommendations from ACME and Ofsted to support primary teachers and leaders of mathematics in inspiring and engaging their learners and colleagues.  ​Whether you are an existing or aspiring subject leader, a teacher seeking mathematical motivation or are already a regular NRICH PD attendee, we look forward to welcoming you and working together.

1. Teaching Mathematics - So you think you know NRICH?       Booking now open

Come and explore new ways to use rich mathematical resources to develop problem-solving, reasoning and fluency skills in your classroom.  We will consider pedagogical approaches that rely on teachers questioning answers, rather than answering questions. Discover the value of incomplete solutions, in encouraging learners to look for alternative approaches and elegant solutions.  

There will be a chance to review what you think you know about NRICH (including some mathematical myth-busting), be inspired by some new additions and connect with our latest project focus.


2. Knowing Mathematics - Making the most of mistakes

Einstein said, “I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious.” At NRICH we think curiosity is the key to knowledge and as the focus of our latest project, we’re inviting primary teachers and mathematics leaders to come and enhance their subject specific knowledge by being curious.

Here we will take the time to examine and plan for common misconceptions in primary mathematics, consider when to introduce cognitive conflict to build resilience and perseverance, and explore ways in which mistake-making can be a powerful pedagogical tool for good.


3. Enthusing Mathematicians - Leading learners

Inspiring a love of mathematics, whether in colleagues or your classroom, is an exciting and multifarious task!  As part of this programme we will share with you some of our newest resources designed to promote mathematical curiosity and inspire awe and wonder. You will have the opportunity to seek and share innovative impactful ideas, expand your own enthusiasm for the subject and gain some reflective perspective as part of a supportive professional community.


Each of these days can be attended as a stand alone event, but there are special offers for those who book for all three dates, and for a second member of staff attending from the same school (more details, including how to book, will be published in the autumn term and publicised in the NRICH teacher newsletter - register for the newsletter here).


Extended CPD Programme 2017-18
NRICHing the curriculum: Embedding fluency, reasoning & problem solving

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0WA

3-day programme: 11 January 2018, 20 March 2018, 10 July 2018


This free three-day programme offers experienced KS 2, 3 or 4 classroom teachers the opportunity to further develop the teaching and learning of mathematics in their classrooms. It has been specially designed to reflect the three key aims of the mathematics curriculum: fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving.

By the end of the programme, delegates will be able to maximise the potential of rich mathematical resources to enhance their classroom teaching across different age groups and attainment levels. The programme will focus on effective strategies to:
  • work with free, high-quality, engaging resources to meet the key aims of the UK mathematics curriculum;
  • support and develop your students' mathematical confidence, resilience, inquiry and reasoning;
  • implement Ofsted's recommendation to increase problem-solving across the curriculum.
For more information and details on how to book please see the Extended CPD Programme page.


BCME 9
University of Warwick
3 - 6 April 2018


Members of the NRICH team will be leading the following sessions at the conference:

Let's publish! A beginners guide to seeing your name in print
Ems Lord

The NRICH Roadshow: is it just a bit of fun?
Becky Warren

Purposeful Progress - A case study of NRICH's collaboration with Tower Hamlets primary schools
Fran Watson and Liz Woodham

Exploring the NRICH-STEM Learning collaboration
Stephen Lyon, Alison Borthwick and Charlie Gilderdale

Exploring collaborative problem-solving in the classroom
Ems Lord

Using NRICH tasks to develop resilient problem solvers
Alison Kiddle and Charlie Gilderdale

The Pedagogy of NRICH
Fran Watson and Liz Woodham

How can you support your students prepare for university entrance exams?
Claire Metcalfe

STIMULUS - enrichment and opening doors
Jacqui Watkins


To book please visit the BCME website.


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