Marion Bond investigates the skills needed in order for children to understand money.
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.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.
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.
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. . . .
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.
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.
Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.
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.
What was it like to learn maths at school in the Victorian period? We visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin to find out.
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 article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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 article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.
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. . . .
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.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.
Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.
In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between 'rich tasks' and 'low threshold high ceiling' tasks, using examples from the website.
Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.
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. . . .
This article stems from research on the teaching of proof and offers guidance on how to move learners from focussing on experimental arguments to mathematical arguments and deductive reasoning.
In this article for teachers, Jenni Back offers research-based guidance about the use of manipulatives in the classroom.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes conversations with Luke, aged 7, as they worked on some mathematics together.
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.
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 describes NRICH's work with Creative Partnerships and three Bristol primary schools.
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.
Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.
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, 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.
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. . . .
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
In this article Jenny talks about Assessing Pupils' Progress and the use of NRICH problems.
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.
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 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. . . .
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. . . .
This article takes a closer look at some of the toys and games that can enhance a child's mathematical learning.
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. . . .
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".
An article for teachers based on a lecture and workshop activities at the NZAMT conference in New Zealand 2007
This article for teachers describes the exchanges on an email talk list about ideas for an investigation which has the sum of the squares as its solution.