- Published: 16/11/2023
In Part 2 of our discussion with Dr Ems Lord and Liz Woodham from NRICH and Grace Coker from the EEF, we explore how games can facilitate collaborative problem-solving, encourage parental engagement and make homework more enjoyable.
A transcript (PDF) of this episode is available to download.
Taking part in the discussion:
- Ems Lord, Director of NRICH, University of Cambridge
- Liz Woodham, Primary Coordinator, NRICH, University of Cambridge
- Grace Coker, Maths Content Specialist, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
- Julia Thomson, Communications Manager, NCETM.
- 00:05 - Introduction
- 00:59 - Exploring the importance of collaboration in maths
- 03:20 - Introducing maths games: NIM-7 and Got It
- 05:53 - More game suggestions and utilising classroom resources
- 07:51 - Encouraging parental involvement in maths practice
- 10:08 - Solving Together: a homework project for secondary schools
- 16:58 - Opportunities for new learning through games
- 17:56 - Top tips for using games in the classroom
- 19:54 - Conclusion.
- EEF Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1
- EEF Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning
- Making Maths Visual and Tactile by Judy Hornigold (SEN Books, 2016)
- NRICH games mentioned in podcast: Got It and Nim-7
- Number Hive, mentioned by Grace Coker
- NRICH Secondary parental engagement project: Solving Together
- NRICH Primary games
- NRICH Secondary games
- Maths games - part 1
- Explore previous episodes of the NCETM podcast in our archive.