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# Developing Group-working Skills

### Group-working Skills

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This collection of activities offers an opportunity for you to focus on improving children's group-working skills. Read the articles to find out how group tasks help to develop children's problem-solving skills and our reasons for selecting these particular tasks.

In this article for teachers, Jennie Pennant outlines how group-worthy tasks support the development of children's problem-solving skills.

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers suggests a range of activities to help children get better at working in groups.

Age 5 to 7

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This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

Age 5 to 11

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A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Age 7 to 11

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A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

Age 5 to 7

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This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.

Age 7 to 11

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This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Age 5 to 11

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A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Age 7 to 14

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This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.