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There are 33 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Questioning, you may find related items under Thinking Mathematically.

Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Questioning

### The Animals' Sports Day

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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.

### Sticky Data

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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?'.

### What Shape?

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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.

### Counters in the Middle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### How Many?

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Baravelle

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

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

### For Richer for Poorer

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Charlie has moved between countries and the average income of both has increased. How can this be so?

### Shut the Box

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

### Guess What?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Folded Number Line

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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'.

### Purposeful Paper Folding

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### Spirals, Spirals

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Holywell Primary School and NRICH Action Research Project

##### Age 5 to 11

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.

### Shut the Box for Two

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Guess the Dominoes for Two

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### What Shape for Two

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### En-counters for Two

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Placing Our Trust in Learners

##### Age 5 to 14

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

### Eye View

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Guess the Dominoes

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### It's a Fence!

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### More and More Buckets

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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?

### NRICH Starter Problem Selection

On this page we give a selection of good starter activities for those new to NRICH

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Which of these roads will satisfy a Munchkin builder?

### I'm Stuck!

##### Age 5 to 11

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.

### Working Effectively with All Learners

##### Age 5 to 18

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.

### Opening Out

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### Stacks of Maths!

##### Age 5 to 14

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

### Using Questioning to Stimulate Mathematical Thinking: Addendum

##### Age 5 to 14

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. . . .

### Using Questioning to Stimulate Mathematical Thinking

##### Age 5 to 14

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. . . .