Numbered Heads Together

Abstract: This assignment talks about the Co-operative Learning Strategy using Numbered Heads Together , the procedure involved in the process, and its uses in various subjects.

Keywords: Co-operative, Strategy, Numbered heads

Introduction: In this article we look at the co-operative learning strategy using Numbered Heads Together that holds each student accountable for learning the material. Students are placed in groups and each person is given a number from one to maximum number in each group.


  • The teacher divides the students into groups of four and give each a number from one to four.
  • Than the teacher will pose a question or a problem to the class.
  • The students gather to think about the question and they will make sure everyone in their group understands and can give an answer.
  • The teacher will ask the question and call out the number randomly.
  • The students with that number raise their hands, and when called on, the answers for his or her team. Uses in various Subjects:
  • Reading/English: Comprehension questions can be posed to groups , and students can work together to find answers.Ex: When reading a story, students can be given the task of analyzing one of the characters. They can be asked question such as, " Which character traits are stated directly? and Which are implied by the author?
  • Writing: Students can evaluate the quality of a piece of writing using a a rubric. The students will write the review and the teacher will assign scores as a group.
  • Maths: Numbered Heads together can be used when solving math problems.The teacher can ask questions such as, "What are the facts in this problem?", "What solution did your group agree on?"
  • Social Studies: This strategy can be used after reading a chapter in a text, or after material has been presented. Ask clarifying questions about the text and have students find and discuss the answers. When groups are ready, review the answers using strategy.
  • Science: This strategy can be used in preparation for a test or quiz. Allow time for students to study together in their groups and perhaps create questions that might be on the test or quiz. Using numbered heads together strategy, ask questions about the material that will be on test or quiz.
  • Conclusion: Hence co-operative learning strategy promotes discussion and both individual and group accountability. This strategy is beneficial reviewing and integrating subject matter. Students with special needs benefit when this strategy is used. After direct instruction of the material, the group supports each member and provides opportunities for practice, rehearsal, and discussion of content material.
  • Group learning methods encourage students to take greater responsibility of their own learning and to learn from one another, as well as from the instructor (Terenzini and Pascarella, 1994)
  • Reference:, By, SHILPA SHREE S 1531580, SEC B. User:Vincentvikram User:Lekha R