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Broad Topics > Mathematics Education and Research > Problem solving

What's X Got to Do with It?

Age 5 to 16

By following through the threads of algebraic thinking discussed in this article, we can ensure that children's mathematical experiences follow a continuous progression.

I've Submitted a Solution - What Next?

Age 5 to 18

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

Maths Trails

Age 7 to 14

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

Age 5 to 14

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Thinking Through, and By, Visualising

Age 7 to 16

This article is based on some of the ideas that emerged during the production of a book which takes visualising as its focus. We began to identify problems which helped us to take a structured view. . . .

Breaking the Equation ' Empirical Argument = Proof '

Age 7 to 18

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.

Cultivating Creativity

Age 5 to 18

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. . . .

MEI 2005

Age 5 to 18

Presentation given at the MEI conference in Reading 2005

Getting Started with Solving Rich Tasks

Age 11 to 18

Need some help getting started with solving and thinking about rich tasks? Read on for some friendly advice.

Teachers Using NRICH 2

Age 11 to 16

Kirsti Ashworth, an NRICH Teacher Fellow, talks about her experiences of using rich tasks.

A Problem Is a Problem for All That

Age 7 to 16

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.

NRICH and Olympiads

Age 14 to 18

A useful entry point into the NRICH site for those students interested in Mathematical Olympiad problems or the Maths Challenges.

Enriching Networks, Inspiring Teachers

Age 11 to 16

Here are examples of how two schools set about the task of ensuring that problem solving was an integral part of their curriculum.

On Problems and Problem Solving - Looking Backward and Forward

Age 5 to 18

Jenny Piggott reflects on the event held to mark her retirement from the directorship of NRICH, but also on problem solving itself.

Creating a Low Threshold High Ceiling Classroom

Age 5 to 18

This article explores the key features of a Low Threshold High Ceiling classroom.

Low Threshold High Ceiling - an Introduction

Age 5 to 18

In this article for teachers, we explain what is meant by Low Threshold High Ceiling tasks, and why we like them.