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Number Sense Series: A Sense of 'ten' and Place Value

Stage: 1

Once a basic number sense has developed for numbers up to ten, a strong 'sense of ten' needs to be developed as a foundation for both place value and mental calculations.

Number Sense Series: Developing Early Number Sense

Stage: 1

This article for teachers suggests teaching strategies and resources that can help to develop children's number sense.

Working with Luke

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes conversations with Luke, aged 7, as they worked on some mathematics together.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.2

Stage: 1 and 2

These two tasks are designed to support professional development on integrating rich tasks. You are asked to think about what problems that encourage Higher Order Thinking Skills look like.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.1

Stage: 1 and 2

This is activity 1.1 in the series of activities designed to support professional development through integrating rich tasks. This activity looks specifically at what makes an activity "rich".

Stacks of Maths!

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

In this article for teachers, Bernard gives an example of taking an initial activity and getting questions going that lead to other explorations.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.3

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what is meant by higher-order thinking skills.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.

Money Problems?

Stage: 1

Marion Bond investigates the skills needed in order for children to understand money.

Going for Games

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.5

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what pupils are doing when they problem solving.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

Stage: 1 and 2

Liz Woodham describes a project with four primary/first schools in the East of England, focusing on rich mathematical tasks and funded by the NCETM.

Problem Solving and the New Curriculum

Stage: 1 and 2

Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.

Haringey 2014-2015

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Find out about the five-term project (January 2014 to July 2015) which NRICH is leading in conjunction with Haringey Council, funded by London Schools Excellence Fund.

Take a ... Geoboard

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 1.4

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity encourages you to investigate how rich tasks and problem solving link together.

A Maths Afternoon

Stage: 1 and 2

This article describes no ordinary maths lesson. There were 24 children, mostly Years 3 and 4, and there were 17 adults working with them - mothers, fathers, one grandmother and two grandfathers, a. . . .

Maths and Creativity in Bristol

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 2.1

Stage: 1 and 2

This professional development activity looks at what teachers can do to support learners engaging with rich tasks

Path of Discovery Series: 2. First Steps

Stage: 1

This article takes a closer look at some of the toys and games that can enhance a child's mathematical learning.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 3

Stage: 1 and 2

The aim of this professional development activity is to successfully integrate some rich tasks into your curriculum planning.

Engaging Students, Developing Confidence, Promoting Independence

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

This fascinating article delves into the world of talk in the classroom and explains how an understanding of talking can really improve the learning of mathematics.

Developing Good Team-working Skills

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Group work depends on effective team work. This article describes attributes of effective team work and links to "Team Building" problems that can be used to develop learners' team working skills.

Encouraging Primary Children to Work Systematically

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which to help children become better at working systematically.

Manipulatives in the Primary Classroom

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Jenni Back offers research-based guidance about the use of manipulatives in the classroom.

Holywell Primary School and NRICH Action Research Project

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers outlines one school's research project to explore how children, girls in particular, could be motivated in Maths through a more practical approach.

What's the Difference Between Rich Tasks and Low Threshold High Ceiling Ones?

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.

Exploring Fractions

Stage: 1 and 2

This article, written for primary teachers, links to rich tasks which will help develop the underlying concepts associated with fractions and offers some suggestions for models and images that help. . . .

Placing Our Trust in Learners

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.

Performing Beyond Expectations - Using Sport to Motivate Students in Mathematics Lessons

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.

Using Rich Tasks for the First Time

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

The teachers involved in the Engaging Mathematics Projectwanted to embed rich tasks from the NRICH website into their curriculum for all KS3 and KS4 students. In this article, the teachers share. . . .

Blog It

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Members of the NRICH team are beginning to write blogs and this very short article is designed to put the reasoning behind this move in context.

A Problem Is a Problem for All That

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

In this article, Jennifer Piggott talks about just a few of the problems with problems that make them such a rich source of mathematics and approaches to learning mathematics.

Working with Highly Able Mathematicians

Stage: 1 and 2

In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.

Using Rich Tasks in an Objective Led Culture

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

As teachers, we appreciate the need to have clear objectives at the start of lessons but have been aware of the limitations this sometimes seems to place on our ability to get the most out of using. . . .

Co-operative Problem Solving: Pieces of the Puzzle Approach

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

The content of this article is largely drawn from an Australian publication by Peter Gould that has been a source of many successful mathematics lessons for both children and student-teachers. It. . . .

Crossing Bridges

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007

What's Inside/outside/under the Box?

Stage: 2 and 3

This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.

Using Games in the Classroom

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

Cultivating Creativity

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Creativity in the mathematics classroom is not just about what pupils do but also what we do as teachers. If we are thinking creatively about the mathematical experiences we offer our pupils we can. . . .

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.

Enriching Patterns

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

Following on from a workshop at an MA Easter conference, Jennifer and Jenni talked about the way in which the website is made more accessible to teachers who want to plan threads of. . . .

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .