NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge which focuses on problem solving and on creating opportunities for students to learn mathematics through exploration and discussion.
NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education – completely free and available to all.
We aim to:
- Enrich and enhance the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners
- Develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Offer challenging, inspiring and engaging activities
- Show rich mathematics in meaningful contexts
- Work in partnership with teachers, schools and other educational settings to share expertise
Developing confident, resilient problem-solvers
NRICH’s activities focus on developing problem solving. Our rich mathematical tasks build students’ perseverance, mathematical reasoning, ability to apply knowledge creatively in unfamiliar contexts, and confidence in tackling new challenges. ‘Low threshold high ceiling’ resources are designed to be accessible to all learners, encouraging exploration and discussion. ‘Live’ problems offer opportunities for students to share their solutions for publication on the site.
Mapping NRICH resources to the curriculum enables teachers to embed engaging, creative, rich mathematics in the reality of the classroom.
Extensive online teacher guidance on ‘scaffolding’ NRICH problems includes downloadable worksheets or activity resources where required; key concepts and questions to explore; advice on supporting students who require more help; and extension activities for students who are ready for additional challenges.
We offer face-to-face workshops, conferences and bespoke training days to enhance teachers’ professional knowledge.
Putting research into practice
Our philosophy is grounded in education research, providing a strong foundation for effective impact. The NRICH content development and PD team are all qualified teachers, and we work in partnership with teachers, schools and educational settings to ensure that our resources and advice offer practical, robust and effective support for everyday practice.
NRICH actively contributes to mathematics education discussion and debate, shaping the future through dialogue with policy makers and the mathematical community.