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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. . . .

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.

Dominant Intelligences

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Meaningful Maths Trails

Stage: 1 and 2

Avril Crack describes how she went about planning and setting up a Maths trail for pupils in Bedfordshire.

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.

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.

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.

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. . . .

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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. . . .

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. . . .

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. . . .

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.

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.

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.

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. . . .

Working Effectively with All Learners

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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.

MEI 2005

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005

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.

Bloom's taxonomy

Generating Number Patterns: an Email Conversation

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

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.

A Japanese Mathematics Lesson

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Jenni Way describes her visit to a Japanese mathematics classroom.

Logic, and How it Should Influence Our Teaching

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

Providing opportunities for children to participate in group narrative in our classrooms is vital. Their contrasting views lead to a high level of revision and improvement, and through this process. . . .

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. . . .

Maths in the Victorian Classroom

Stage: 2 and 3

What was it like to learn maths at school in the Victorian period? We visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin to find out.

Calculating the Difference: A Discussion of the Use of Calculators in the English Primary Classroom.

Stage: 1 and 2

Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.

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

Outside the Box

Stage: 2 and 3

This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.

Teaching Fractions with Understanding: Part-whole Concept

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Written for teachers, this article describes four basic approaches children use in understanding fractions as equal parts of a whole.

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.