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Kingsfield School - Building on Rich Starting Points

Age 5 to 18

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.

Take Some ... Counters

Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers outlines how using counters can support mathematical teaching and learning.

Reasoning: Identifying Opportunities (article)

Age 5 to 11

In this article for primary teachers we consider in depth when we might reason which helps us understand what reasoning 'looks like'.

How Can I Support the Development of Early Number Sense and Place Value?

Age 3 to 11

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.

Place Your Counters...

Age 5 to 11

An article for teachers which first appeared in the MA's Equals journal, featuring activities which use counters.

Many Ideas with a Few Cubes

Age 5 to 11

This short article outlines a few activities which make use of interlocking cubes.

Reasoning: the Journey from Novice to Expert (article)

Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which we can help learners move from being novice reasoners to expert reasoners.

Making Algebra Rich

Age 5 to 11

Lynne suggests activities which support the development of primary children's algebraic thinking.

Early Number Sense

Age 3 to 11

This article explores the basic foundations of number sense and outlines relevant research in this area.

Place Value: the Ten-ness of Ten

Age 3 to 11

This article develops the idea of 'ten-ness' as an important element of place value.

Take Some ... Cubes

Age 5 to 11

In this article we outline how cubes can support children in working mathematically and draw attention to tasks which exemplify this.

Developing the Classroom Culture: Using the Dotty Six Activity as a Springboard for Investigation

Age 5 to 11

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

Haringey 2014-2015

Age 5 to 11 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

Age 5 to 11

Is problem solving at the heart of your curriculum? In this article for teachers, Lynne explains why it should be.

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.

Developing a Classroom Culture That Supports a Problem-solving Approach to Mathematics

Age 5 to 11

This article offers you practical ways to investigate aspects of your classroom culture.

Activities on the Gattegno Chart

Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.

Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 4.1

Age 5 to 11

This professional development activity is designed to help you assess your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum through peer observation

Place Value as a Building Block for Developing Fluency in the Calculation Process

Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.

Developing Number Fluency - What, Why and How

Age 5 to 11

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.

Being Curious - Upper Primary

Age 7 to 11

Are you a curious mathematician? Would you like to get better at asking mathematical questions? If so, these upper primary tasks are for you!

Being Resourceful - Upper Primary

Age 7 to 11

Give yourself lots of time to work on these upper primary problems. They are designed to help you become more resourceful.

Being Collaborative - Upper Primary

Age 7 to 11

These upper primary problems are ideal for you to work on with friends - two heads can be better than one!

Developing Mathematical Habits of Mind - Primary Curriculum

Age 5 to 11

These resources have been chosen to help primary learners develop good mathematical habits.

The Problem-solving Classroom

Age 5 to 11

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.

Hidden Gems: Tasks to Celebrate Our 20th Birthday

Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers outlines the reasons for us selecting the tasks in our Hidden Gems Feature.

Using NRICH Solutions as a Resource

Age 5 to 11

In this article for primary teachers, we suggest ways in which children's solutions on the NRICH site can be used as a teaching resource in their own right.

What Makes a Good Mathematician?

Age 5 to 16

In this article for students, we outline what we believe are the five key ingredients that make a successful mathematician. Where are your strengths? What might you want to work on?

Developing Excellence in Problem Solving with Young Learners

Age 5 to 11

Becoming confident and competent as a problem solver is a complex process that requires a range of skills and experience. In this article, Jennie suggests that we can support this process in three. . . .

Pattern Sniffing

Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers outlines how we can encourage children to create, identify, extend and explain number patterns and why being able to do so is useful.

Dominant Intelligences

Age 5 to 16

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.

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.

Meaningful Maths Trails

Age 5 to 11

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

Thinking about Different Ways of Thinking

Age 5 to 16

This article, the first in a series, discusses mathematical-logical intelligence as described by Howard Gardner.

Developing Mathematical Habits of Mind - Primary

Age 5 to 11

These resources have been chosen to help primary learners develop good mathematical habits.

Being Resilient - Primary All Resources

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Resources to help primary children to develop their resilience.

Being Resourceful - Primary All Resources

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Resources to help primary children to be more thoughtful.

Being Collaborative - Primary All Resources

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Resources to help primary children to be more collaborative.

Being Curious - Primary All Resources

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Resources for primary children to help them to develop their curiosity.

Being Resilient - Primary

Age 5 to 11

These problems require resilience for primary school children. Encourage your learners to persevere - there's often a great sense of achievement when we've had to struggle.

Being Resourceful - Primary

Age 5 to 11

These problems require careful consideration. Allow your learners time to become absorbed in them.

Being Collaborative - Primary

Age 5 to 11

These problems are ideal for primary school children to work on with others. Encourage your learners to share ideas, and recognise that two heads can be better than one.

Being Curious - Primary

Age 5 to 11

These problems will exploit primary learners' natural curiosity and provoke them to ask good mathematical questions.

What Is a Mathematically Rich Task?

Age 5 to 18

Here we describe the essence of a 'rich' mathematical task

ACME Report: Developing Able Young Mathematicians

Age 3 to 11

Lynne McClure gives an overview of the ACME report 'Raising the bar: developing able young mathematicians', published in December 2012.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Age 5 to 14

An article that reminds us about the value and importance of communication in the mathematics classroom.

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.

Engaging Students, Developing Confidence, Promoting Independence

Age 5 to 18

Ideas to support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.

What's All the Talking About?

Age 5 to 16

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.

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.