Past Features

Low Threshold High Ceiling

Age 5 to 11

The low threshold high ceiling activities in this feature are ideal for supporting and challenging whole classes.

Being Playful, Becoming Engaged

Age 5 to 11

The problems in this feature will help to inspire your learners to be playful, become engaged, and then think deeply about the mathematical contexts that underpin them.

Using Wonder to Promote Curiosity

Age 5 to 11

The tricks in this feature will capture children's curiosity, motivating them to explore and explain.

What Is the Question?

Age 5 to 11

The tasks in this feature encourage learners to become fluent with times tables, but with a difference...

Reflecting on Methods, Improving Solutions

Age 5 to 11

The tasks in this feature have been designed to encourage learners to be curious about different routes to a solution.

Multiple Representations

Age 5 to 11

This feature for primary teachers focuses on representing mathematical thinking in different ways.

Intriguing Interactivities

Age 5 to 11

This feature for primary teachers brings together tasks with interactivities to stimulate learners' curiosity.

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

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

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.