Some questions and prompts to encourage discussion about what experiences you want to give your pupils to help them reach their full potential in mathematics.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.
Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.
An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.
This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum and, in particular, think about what to do next
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes conversations with Luke, aged 7, as they worked on some mathematics together.
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. . . .
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. . . .
This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through evaluating a theme
The aim of this professional development activity is to successfully integrate some rich tasks into your curriculum planning.
Being stuck is usually thought of as being a negative state of affairs. We want our pupils to succeed, not to struggle. Or do we? This article discusses why being stuck can be fruitful.
In this article for teachers, Bernard gives an example of taking an initial activity and getting questions going that lead to other explorations.
This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what pupils are doing when they problem solving.
This professional development activity looks at what teachers can do to support learners engaging with rich tasks
In this article Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and the use of NRICH problems.
This professional development activity encourages you to investigate how rich tasks and problem solving link together.
In this article for teachers, Alan Parr looks at ways that mathematics teaching and learning can start from the useful and interesting things can we do with the subject, including. . . .
In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.
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.
Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.
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. . . .
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.
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which to help children become better at working systematically.
In this article for teachers, Jenni Back offers research-based guidance about the use of manipulatives in the classroom.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
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.
This article for teachers describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.
Marion Bond investigates the skills needed in order for children to understand money.
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. . . .
An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007
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".
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.
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. . . .
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. . . .
Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose mathematical questions.
This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through peer observation
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. . . .
Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.
This professional development activity encourages you to investigate what is meant by higher-order thinking skills.
Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005
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.
This article for teachers suggests teaching strategies and resources that can help to develop children's number sense.
Jenni Way describes her visit to a Japanese mathematics classroom.
While musing about the difficulties children face in comprehending number structure, notation, etc., it occured to the author that there is a vast array of occasions when numbers and signs are used. . . .
Avril Crack describes how she went about planning and setting up a Maths trail for pupils in Bedfordshire.
The second in a series, this article looks at the possible opportunities for children who operate from different intelligences to be involved in "typical" maths problems.