From the University of Cambridge in the UK, NRICH is a site which says it, “aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.”
When I saw that the focus of the site is on students aged 5 to 19, I wasn’t sure it was a good fit for an Innovations Lab Blog article. But when I poked around a bit (for the older levels), and found some inspiring ideas.
There is “Charlie’s Delightful Machine” (image below) which challenges students to figure out the rules and patterns behind making the colors light up.
Are you a math teacher? Or a parent working with your kids on math skills? Let us know what you think of the NRICH resources. Or if you have other great resources you want to share, please leave a comment.