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.
This article for teachers suggests a range of activities to help children get better at working in groups.
This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.
A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.
A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.
This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.
This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.
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.