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If you are searching for problems and activities for your Mathematics lesson or perhaps for homework where do you start? The following websites all have an excellent choice of resources.
Nrich has extensive resources including problems, interactives and games. Full teachers’ notes are provided. The Resources for Teachers page has several useful links; note the curriculum mapping documents which suggest resources relating to the National Curriculum. There is a search by topic facility to find all the resources for a particular topic.
CIMT- The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, from the University of Plymouth, an astonishing resource has free curriculum materials for all school-age students. For example if we look at the Year 7 page as well as all the book chapters with their numerous worked examples and exercises there are also teachers’ resources including notes, slides, revision tests, activities and mental tests on each topic. The activities are varied and include investigative work.
Each year clearly lists the topics covered for that year, it is also possible to use this document which links the scheme to the National Numeracy Strategy.
Standards Box – superb set of activities from the Improving Learning in Mathematics materials.
The Rich Tasks page lists many sites with excellent problems for students to try; I have used many of the AQA problems in class for example.
Challenges, there are excellent questions available on the UK Maths Challenge, also from the Math Contest run by the University of Mississipi – why not encourage your students to try these problems and get their name on the website?
The following sites all have extensive and varied collections: