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Primary Magazine - Issue 1

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Created on 23 June 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 07 July 2009 by ncetm_administrator

 Primary Magazine Issue 1

Welcome to the first, pilot issue of the NCETM Primary Magazine. In this issue, we explore the mathematics of Wimbledon. We will be back with more in September. While future issues are in the planning stages, it is a great time for you to get in touch and let us know what you think, and what you would like to see featured.
From the editor – three things you must not miss
Mind the gap
Headlines in the news in May reported the education watchdog’s findings that a fifth of children leave primary school unable to read, write or add up properly. The Chief Inspector of Schools said many pupils who left primary school without a good basic grasp of maths and English later made up a large number of the 10 per cent of 16- to 18-year-olds who found themselves out of education, employment or training.

 Read more from The Guardian or from The Telegraph

Do you agree? If so, why do you think this is? We would love to hear your views and form a discussion in our forum.

Concrete to visual to abstract
You may be interested in exploring a new item, the primary CPD module on the portal: Key ideas about making connections in mathematics, which explores the importance of concrete to visual to abstract representations with research, ideas, planning and matters for personal professional development.

Williams Mathematics Review
Have you heard about The Williams Mathematics Review? It was launched on 17th June and includes important recommendations on professional development for teachers of mathematics in the Early years and mathematics intervention provision.

 Click here to find out more about the launch of the Williams report

The full report of the Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools can be viewed on the Teachernet website here.

Join the discussion about Specialist Mathematics Teachers or about other aspects of the Williams Review in the Primary Forum.
 View this issue in PDF format
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Primary Focus. Explore the NCETM web portal with these quick and easy ideas to get you started.  
Primary Magazine Archive coming soon

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Starter of the month, A little bit of history, Topic of the month, Image of the month, Links to useful resources.

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A little bit of history


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