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We've published a new edition of our Secondary Magazine


Created on 04 December 2018 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 04 December 2018 by ncetm_administrator

In the latest edition of our Secondary Magazine, we ask how you look for inspiration for the classroom, and we hear from a teacher who loves the ideas and support that judicious use of Twitter can provide. And for those teaching mechanics for the first time this year - without turning to Twitter - another teacher shares his inspired ideas for introducing the constant acceleration equations.

In the first article Kathryn Darwin shares the pleasure of her Twitter ‘virtual staffroom’ by starting a thought-provoking discussion about where to begin teaching surds.

Also in this issue, A level teacher Mark Dawes offers some insights and imaginative ideas for teaching the constant acceleration equations. How can you derive them from GCSE knowledge of velocity-time graphs? How can you use them in a practical experiment involving a crazy swan-dive?

And here are some other things for your attention:

NCETM and Maths Hubs news

  • A chance to understand what we can learn from Shanghai maths teachers! Early next year, secondary schools are involved in the England-China Exchange (14–25 January 2019) with eight schools across the country opening their doors to hundreds of local teachers who want to see teaching for mastery in action.
  • We’ve produced a new poster to help teachers understand the range of professional development options, run by Maths Hubs and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), available to anyone teaching maths beyond GCSE.
  • What is it like to be in a Maths Hub Work Group? Find out from a new NCETM podcast.
  • Have you read NCETM Director Charlie Stripp’s latest blog? In it he suggests that all students should be encouraged to have a go at maths competitions.
  • We’ve added an extra date for the conference for ITE tutors on teaching for mastery approaches in secondary schools: more places in London (28 January), and now also in Birmingham (25 February). Find out more.

Other news


These eight secondary schools will be hosting the 2018/19 Shanghai Showcase lessons. Click the school nearest to you to find out more and register your interest:

Each magazine can be downloaded as a PDF document, and you can catch up on any previous issues you may have missed in the Secondary Magazine Archive. We have an RSS feed for each of our online magazines so you never need miss another issue.


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