Parents' Guide to

NRICH

By Michelle Kitt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fantastic math site engages kids through problem solving.

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Kids whose palms sweat over speed drills may welcome the slower pace and creativity required to solve problems on NRICH. (It’s solid for kids who kill at those drills, too.) They can engage deeply with innovative "Live" problems that make math both social and conceptual; kids can work together on solutions and must recognize there are multiple ways to get the same result. For example, accepted solutions to the Coordinate Patterns problem involved making a table, finding a pattern, and using an equation -- all lead to the same correct answer. There are projects, too and a special section of activities that support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. The site's assortment of math content and its support for parents and teachers through professional development have earned several well-deserved educational endorsements in the United Kingdom.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Math : algebra, arithmetic, geometry, measurement, numbers, patterns, statistics
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : asking questions, hypothesis-testing, prediction, problem solving, Creativity : developing novel solutions
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 18, 2018

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