Engaging investigation ideas to inspire creative thinking in your classroom
Since the abolition of maths coursework, there is no formal requirement to carry out investigations with your students. However, it is only through investigative work that students of all ages and abilities can start to appreciate the true beauty of the subject. They can hypothesise, be creative, challenge themselves, work with other students and potentially discover things that have never been discovered before.
At our school, we do an investigation with each year group every half term. They may last 20 minutes or five lessons. Here is a selection of the best investigations that the Tes Maths community has to offer.
I really hope you and your students find them useful, enjoyable and stimulating.
Craig Barton, Tes Maths adviser