Past Features

Adventures Into the Unknown

Age 5 to 11

These activities offer novel situations which will help provoke learners' sense of awe and wonder.

Look More Closely

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These tasks encourage learners to look at a familiar context through a new lens.

Surprise!

Age 5 to 11

This feature for primary teachers includes tasks with an element of surprise.

Resilience and Perseverance

Age 5 to 11

This feature contains some tricky tasks that you will need to work hard at in order to succeed

I Wonder ... What If ...?

Age 5 to 11

This feature explores how teachers can harness the power of curiosity by using some tasks that may cause children to wonder!

Codebreakers

Age 5 to 11

Calling all maths detectives! This feature focuses on lots of fun problems for children to solve.

What's the Problem with Problem Solving?

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

The focus of this feature is to show that every lesson can be a problem solving lesson.

NRICH at Every Stage

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This feature offers a range of tasks which could be used to reflect on learning or used to plan transition days

Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks

Age 5 to 11

Low threshold high ceiling activities are ideal for supporting and challenging whole classes.

Fractions Unpacked

Age 5 to 11

In this feature we offer rich tasks to build learners' deep conceptual understanding of fractions.

Celebrating Solutions

Age 5 to 11

This feature focuses on how children's solutions to NRICH tasks can themselves be used as a teaching resource.

Hidden Gems

Age 5 to 11

This feature brings together hidden gems from the NRICH site to celebrate NRICH's 20th birthday.

The Problem-solving Classroom

Age 5 to 11

This feature outlines aspects to consider to create a space in which problem solving can flourish.

Celebrating the Olympics

Age 5 to 11

To celebrate the 2016 Olympics, we have brought together these tasks which have a sporting context.

Play to Win

Age 5 to 11

In this feature, we share some of the problems from the Play to Win pathway on Wild Maths.

Open Spaces

Age 5 to 11

In this feature, we share some of the problems from the Open Spaces pathway on Wild Maths.

Jaunts Into Geometry

Age 5 to 11

This feature will help you embed the three aims of the curriculum into the teaching and learning of geometry.

Puzzling with Paper

Age 5 to 11

These tasks offer opportunities for deepening learners' mathematical understanding and their positive learning dispositions.

Mastering Mathematics: Developing Generalising and Proof

Age 7 to 11

This feature focuses on generalising and proving.

Using National Young Mathematicians' Award Tasks to Develop Problem-solving and Group-working Skills

Age 7 to 11

This feature supports primary teachers in developing learners' problem-solving and group-working skills using tasks created for the Young Mathematicians' Award.

Reasoning

Age 5 to 11

This feature draws together tasks which give learners opportunities to reason for different purposes.

Problem Solving

Age 5 to 11

This feature details how NRICH can help you embed a problem-solving approach in your classroom.

Algebra in the New Curriculum

Age 5 to 11

This feature includes articles and tasks which will support you in encouraging algebraic thinking throughout primary school.

Cubes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This feature brings together tasks which make use of interlocking cubes.

Number Fluency

Age 5 to 11

This feature brings together tasks which help to develop learners' fluency in the context of number and calculation.

Number Sense and Place Value

Age 5 to 11

This feature aims to support you in developing children's early number sense and understanding of place value.

Geoboards

Age 5 to 11

This feature brings together activities which make use of a geoboard or pegboard.

Counters

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This feature brings together a range of activities which involve the use of counters.

Strategy Games

Age 5 to 11

These strategy games are a great way of helping children develop logical thinking.

Number Patterns

Age 5 to 11

The tasks in this collection encourage children to create, recognise, extend and explain number patterns.

Developing Group-working Skills

Age 5 to 11

This collection of tasks encourages children to build group-working skills.

Recording Mathematics

Age 5 to 11

This collection of activities allows you to focus on children's own representations and recordings.

Developing Able Young Mathematicians

Age 5 to 11

These activities are particularly good for challenging high-attaining primary children.

Working Systematically

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These activities encourage children to work systematically in a variety of contexts.

Playing with 2D Shape

Age 5 to 11

Children need opportunities to play around with shapes as well as meeting them formally. These activities combine the two.

Playing with Number

Age 5 to 11

Playing around with numbers is an essential part of being a mathematician...

Playing with Dice

Age 5 to 11

New term, new classes? Playing with dice can tell you a lot about how your new pupils think.