To avoid them getting lost in our main libraries, we're gathering our rich tasks into this handy collection. So if you're after some more challenging resources and investigations, this is the place to look.

Practical Maths: paper folding
One of our series of Practical maths activities, developed during  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 06/05/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Skills | Rich tasks
Practical maths: Sprouts game
One of our series of Practical maths activities, developed during  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 06/05/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Skills | Rich tasks
The algebra of inverse relationships
A presentation and worksheet looking at the connection between  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 23/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Inverse operations | Non-linear graphs – general transformations | Number patterns | Rich tasks
Areas of polygons - by an algorithm
The resource is suitable as enrichment in KS3 or in KS4. It  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Area and perimeter – polygons | Cartesian coordinates | Rich tasks
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 23/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Number | Ratio and proportion | Rich tasks
Planning a trip to Blackpool
These activities were written to use for Functional Skills but  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 15/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Measures | Problem solving | Skills | Basic numeracy | Maths in context | Rich tasks | Time, timetables and planning
Modelling in mathematics - making a paper helicopter
This exercise, aimed at year 7, is designed to help students  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Problem solving | Skills | Schemes | Maths in context | Rich tasks
Extracting data: car hire tariffs
Students have to extract data from tables for use in calculations  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 18/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Number | Problem solving | Schemes | Basic numeracy | Maths in context | Rich tasks
Design your dream home - scale drawing project
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Measures | Schemes | Constructions | Plans and elevations | Posters and displays | Rich tasks | Using scales
Galileo’s sequence of odd numbers
Geometric and arithmetic sequences, patterns and equivalent fractions.  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 10/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Number | Fractions – equivalent, mixed and improper | Number properties – mixed | Rich tasks | Sequences - special types | Types of numbers
Paper folding
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KS4  | Published: 05/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Puzzles and games | Rich tasks
Ulam’s spiral of primes and quadratic sequences
Quadratic sequences generated from a spiral of integers which  … read more
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KS4 KS5  | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Rich tasks | Sequences - special types | Sequences – nth term
Present wrapping conundrum
This is a Christmas themed resource but could be adapted for  … read more
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Types of numbers - investigation
A super resource that allows students to develop their own i  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 03/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Number | Rich tasks | Types of numbers
Investigating convergence
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KS5  | Published: 18/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Pure | Rich tasks
Winchester investigation
This resource works equally well for GCSE or AS level. It can  … read more
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KS4 KS5  | Published: 05/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Probability | Statistics & Probability | Experimental probability | Rich tasks | Theoretical probability
Consecutive natural numbers
An investigation into which numbers can be written as the sum  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 23/12/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Number | Rich tasks | Types of numbers
Students design linkages and determine whether they are mechanisms  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 02/10/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Rich tasks
Number activities
Four number activities leading to an investigation of Graham's  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 26/06/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Number | Rich tasks
The Flower of Life
Students see how to create the circle arrangement known as the  … read more
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KS4 KS5  | Published: 15/05/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Pure | Rich tasks
Origami trays
Fold a tray from paper then manipulate the design to create different  … read more
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KS4 KS5  | Published: 15/05/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Rich tasks | Solids and nets – identifying 3D shapes
Shrinking circles
An investigation on polygons: making use of formulae, trigonometry,  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 16/04/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Pure | Rich tasks
Polygonal Numbers
An investigation into the numerical and diagramatical patterns  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 26/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Rich tasks | Sequences - special types
Area of polygons using Picks Theorem
This super PowerPoint makes a really good plenary to the rich  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 13/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Pick's Theorem | Rich tasks
Understanding and comparing mobile phone tariffs
A functional task using linear graphs to investigate the best  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 28/11/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Real-life graphs | Rich tasks
Twelve days of Christmas budget
Christmas quiz which uses arithmetic skills and percentages.  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 27/11/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Christmas | Percentages – simple percentages | Puzzles and games | Rich tasks
Formula pi finals at the Geometrack!
A project based around a race track which requires students to  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 24/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Area and perimeter – compound shapes | Compound measures | Rich tasks
Estimating pi by substitution – a calculator/spreadsheet exercise
This resource introduces students to the Gauss and Legendre estimation  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 23/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Number | Rich tasks
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KS4  | Published: 16/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Rich tasks
Investigating area using Pick's theorem
An investigation to calculate the area of irregular polygons  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 16/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Pick's Theorem | Rich tasks
I know this shape is wrong because...
A resource for starting a shape topic or for revising the topic.  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 16/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Rich tasks
Three joined pyramids
Assemble the net to create three pyramids which fold up to form  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 04/01/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Rich tasks | Solids and nets – 3D geometry
Suitcase logic
Use the clues and your logic skills to deduce who has packed  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 14/09/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Puzzles and games | Rich tasks
Random mathematics research quiz
Research the answers to 20 questions on mathematical properties,  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 17/08/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Rich tasks
The greatest mathematics country debate
Research the country you are assigned to debate why it has had  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 06/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Posters and displays | Rich tasks
Using Excel and sequences to investigate straight line graphs
Comprehensive instructions to show how to create graphs in Excel,  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 15/06/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Algebra | Linear graphs – plotting and sketching | Rich tasks
Spirolaterals
Learn how to draw spirolaterals then set yourself a question  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 09/03/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | 2D shapes – identifying polygons | Rich tasks
Shunting
How can you use the track siding to change the train carriages  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 10/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Puzzles and games | Rich tasks
Bird watching
A logic puzzle with an unusual context for students, handy for  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 15/12/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Puzzles and games | Rich tasks
Tiling a bathroom floor
An investigation into the number of tiles needed to cover a floor,  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 15/12/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Metric units | Rich tasks
Word length survey
Decide if a book is suitable to read by analysing the word lengths.  … read more
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KS3  | Published: 15/12/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Statistics | Graphs and charts – bar charts | Rich tasks
Around London - a research project
Use internet research to find journey times and fare prices for  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 15/12/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Geometry and measure | Rich tasks | Time, timetables and planning

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