This article for teachers recounts the history of measurement, encouraging it to be used as a spring board for cross-curricular activity.
This article tells you all about some early ways of measuring as well as methods of measuring tall objects we can still use today. You can even have a go at some yourself!
A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.
Suggestions for worthwhile mathematical activity on the subject of angle measurement for all pupils.
Imagine a rectangular tray lying flat on a table. Suppose that a plate lies on the tray and rolls around, in contact with the sides as it rolls. What can we say about the motion?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
The aim of this professional development activity is to successfully integrate some rich tasks into your curriculum planning.
An introduction to using secondary NRICH activities in the classroom.
Who first used fractions? Were they always written in the same way? How did fractions reach us here? These are the sorts of questions which this article will answer for you.
Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.
This article (the first of two) contains ideas for investigations. Space-time, the curvature of space and topology are introduced with some fascinating problems to explore.
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. . . .
Alan Parr offers some thoughts on various measurements recorded during the Olympic Games. From the accuracy of timing in the pool to the point system in the heptathlon, Alan gives us food for. . . .
A group of teachers involved in embedding NRICH tasks into their everyday practice were keen to challenge common perceptions of mathematics and of teaching and learning mathematics. In this article,. . . .
Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.
Suggestions for teachers about exploring maths in different contexts: art, history and so on
This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.
This article, written by Nicky Goulder and Samantha Lodge, reveals how maths and marimbas can go hand-in-hand! Why not try out some of the musical maths activities in your own classroom?
This article looks at how the National Curriculum aims of problem solving, reasoning and fluency can be embedded in geometry, using NRICH tasks.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose mathematical questions.
A voyage of discovery through a sequence of challenges exploring properties of the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci numbers.
This article discusses the revised Early Learning Goals for mathematics which were announced in June 2018.
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. . . .
This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.
This article gives a brief history of the development of Geometry.
The third of three articles on the History of Trigonometry.
The first of three articles on the History of Trigonometry. This takes us from the Egyptians to early work on trigonometry in China.