NRICH Enriching Mathematics Project

The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. NRICH is a team of qualified teachers who are also practitioners in RICH mathematical thinking. NRICH promotes the learning of mathematics through problem solving.

We provide engaging problems, linked to the curriculum, with support for teachers in the classroom. Lynne McClure has mapped NRICH activities to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence first and second level experiences and outcomes, and Susan Ronnie from Kirklandneuk Primary School updated Lynne’s original document. The new version can be downloaded here.

At NRICH we believe that:

  • Our activities can provoke mathematical thinking.
  • Students can learn by exploring, noticing and discussing.
  • This can lead to conjecturing, explaining, generalising, convincing and proof.
  • In a classroom, the students’ role is to focus on the mathematics while the teacher focusses on the learners.
  • The teacher should aim to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves.