## Nrich – In a box

My year 9s and I have been working through the topic of probability. We have already looked at sample space diagrams and now we have looked at tree diagrams. My year 9s are top set and so I wanted to give them something that would make them think instead of doing run of the mill…

## Nrich – M, M and M

This week with my year 7 group I have been looking at averages; mean, median, mode and range. The previous lesson we went through median, mode and range and then for this lesson we were looking specifically at the mean. The students had done well with the median, mode and range and also expressed that…

## Nrich – Can they be equal?

My first formal lesson with year 7 and the LO is to be able to calculate the perimeter and area of a rectangle. What I like about this LO is that chances are, all of my class are going to be able to do this. It means that I get to think of a different…

## Nrich – Gabriel’s Problem

I love Nrich. It is such a brilliant website with so many brilliant problems for students to solve. If you have not yet spent some time navigating through the nrich website, go and do this now! They have problems for all age groups and for so many topics of maths. I always try to start…

## Nrich – Lives of Presidents

I have used this activity several times now throughout my career and I must say I always enjoy using this. Be prepared for a few lessons where things may feel somewhat chaotic but the truth is there is so much value in this activity. When I stop and think about how statistics is generally taught,…