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Secondary Magazine - Issue 19: 5 things to do

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Created on 15 September 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 25 September 2008 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine  
Welcome to issue 19 of the NCETM Secondary Magazine. Fortnightly features include: The Interview, Around the regions, An idea for the classroom, 5 things to do, The Diary and Focus on. This article explores 5 things to do over the coming fortnight.

5 Things to do this Fortnight

  • Meet the ASTs
    There are currently 676 qualified mathematics ASTs in England, who have the potential to be a major force in improving mathematics education. The NCETM wants to help fully realise this potential by establishing a formal national AST network to share best practice, support individuals and give a national voice to the mathematics AST community. To initiate this network, the NCETM is hosting National Influential Mathematics Teachers Conferences in three locations across England during October 2008.
  • “If in doubt, read through the example”
    The anticipated third and final phase of the launch of the Renewed Framework is now available. A supplement of examples to illustrate what pupils should know and be able to do within a particular strand by the end of the year is connected to the objectives. The examples are a selection, not a full set, and are not intended to be taught as a ‘scheme of work' or used on a series of worksheets. Their main purpose is to help you first to interpret the meaning and pitch of a particular objective, and then to plan and teach so that pupils make progress. They should be used to ensure that pupils show steady progression throughout the year, and from one year to the next, towards end-of-key-stage targets. They could also be used alongside assessment criteria to help you formulate pupil target statements.
  • Explore the potential of ICT
    The MEI provide links to a range of internet sites giving advice and resources on the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of Mathematics, including Excel, Autograph, IWBs and much more.
  • Get artistic inspiration
    At first glance, mathematics and the arts seem to have nothing in common. Mathematics is, above all, logical and about calculations and proofs, whereas the arts are more emotional and creative. However, once you scratch the surface of each, you find they are linked in more ways than you would imagine. Take this opportunity to delve into the relationship between the two, and prove that they are more linked than they seem.
  • Check out eBay
    Have you ever typed ‘maths’ into eBay? You may be surprised by what comes up, as well as the price!

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The Interview, Around the regions, An idea for the classroom, 5 things to do, The Diary, Focus on
Departmental Workshops - Structured professional development activities
Focus on
The Diary - real issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader
An idea for the classroom
Gambling with Education?
The Interview
Around the regions - news, views and updates from the NCETM Regional Coordinators
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