This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which we can help learners move from being novice reasoners to expert reasoners.
This article for primary teachers expands on the key ideas which underpin early number sense and place value, and suggests activities to support learners as they get to grips with these ideas.
In this article for primary teachers we consider in depth when we might reason which helps us understand what reasoning 'looks like'.
This article develops the idea of 'ten-ness' as an important element of place value.
Suggestions for worthwhile mathematical activity on the subject of angle measurement for all pupils.
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.
This article for teachers outlines different types of recording, depending on the purpose and audience.
This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which to help children become better at working systematically.
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.
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, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
Clare Green looks at the role of the calculator in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.
Alf describes how the Gattegno chart helped a class of 7-9 year olds gain an awareness of place value and of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
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. . . .
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.
This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.
This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.
In this article we outline how cubes can support children in working mathematically and draw attention to tasks which exemplify this.
This article explores the basic foundations of number sense and outlines relevant research in this area.
In this article for primary teachers, Lynne McClure outlines what is meant by fluency in the context of number and explains how our selection of NRICH tasks can help.
This article suggests how to dig deeper into who answers questions in your classroom using the game Dotty Six.
In this article Liz Woodham reflects on just how much we really listen to learners’ own questions to determine the mathematical path of lessons.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
By following through the threads of algebraic thinking discussed in this article, we can ensure that children's mathematical experiences follow a continuous progression.
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 might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
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.
Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose mathematical 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.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with negative numbers.
An article describing activities which will help develop young children's concept of fractions.
What was it like to learn maths at school in the Victorian period? We visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin to find out.
This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.
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. . . .
For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and percentages.
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.
Written for teachers, this article describes four basic approaches children use in understanding fractions as equal parts of a whole.
This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.
In this article, read about the thinking behind the September 2010 secondary problems and why we hope they will be an excellent selection for a new academic year.
This article for teachers outlines issues to consider when developing an environment in which problem solving can thrive and links to a range of related NRICH tasks.
This article looks at how the National Curriculum aims of problem solving, reasoning and fluency can be embedded in geometry, using NRICH tasks.
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. . . .
What are rich tasks and why do they matter?
This article, written for primary teachers, discusses what we mean by 'problem-solving skills' and draws attention to NRICH tasks which can help develop specific skills.
In this article for teachers, we explain what is meant by Low Threshold High Ceiling tasks, and why we like them.
In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.
This article offers you practical ways to investigate aspects of your classroom culture.