Below are two pairs of tasks. The first task in each pair encourages you to explore, play with some maths, and make discoveries for yourself. The second task then gives you the chance to use what you have found out in a new situation.
As a whole group, these activities will give you opportunities to work on all five key ingredients that make a successful mathematician: understanding, skills, problem solving, reasoning and attitude. To find out more about these five ingredients and suggestions about how you can reflect on becoming a better mathematician, take a look at our short article What
Makes a Good Mathematician?.
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.