In this feature for Primary teachers, we offer a selection of numerical tasks that lend themselves to 'proof through words'. In the accompanying article, we outline three essential features of proof and illustrate what they might look like in the context of words, as opposed to algebraic symbols. The tasks we have included in this feature will help develop your learners' understanding of what constitutes a proof, so that they are well equipped on the mathematical journeys ahead.
You can watch a recording of the webinar in which we discussed the mathematical thinking which can be prompted by these activities.
You may also like to take a look at our Proof Through Words - Geometry feature which offers similar experiences but in a numerical context.