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Arranging counters activity for adult and child. Can you create the pattern of counters that your partner has made, just by asking questions?

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This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.

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.

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One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.

This article suggests how to dig deeper into who answers questions in your classroom using the game Dotty Six.

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.

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This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

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In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

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When I fold a 0-20 number line, I end up with 'stacks' of numbers on top of each other. These challenges involve varying the length of the number line and investigating the 'stack totals'.

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This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

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In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

In this article for primary teachers, Fran describes her passion for paper folding as a springboard for mathematics.

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Can you find out which 3D shape your partner has chosen before they work out your shape?

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Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

Bernard Bagnall describes how to get more out of some favourite NRICH investigations.

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You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many girls are there in your group?'.

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Why does the tower look a different size in each of these pictures?

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Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

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This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.

In the process of working with some groups of teachers on using questions to promote mathematical thinking, the following table was developed. It provides examples of generic questions that can. . . .

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

Good questioning techniques have long being regarded as a fundamental tool of effective teachers. This article for teachers looks at different categories of questions that can promote mathematical. . . .

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This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

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

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This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.

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What information do you need to know to set up a healthy snack shop for your class?

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Guess the Dominoes for child and adult. Work out which domino your partner has chosen by asking good questions.

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What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

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'What Shape?' activity for adult and child. Can you ask good questions so you can work out which shape your partner has chosen?

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.