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Secondary Magazine - Issue 20: 5 things to do

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Created on 07 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 09 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine  
Welcome to Issue 20 of the NCETM Secondary Magazine. Read on to discover our range of regular fortnightly features. Why not let us know what you want to see in forthcoming issues? If you have thoughts to share you can also add your comments on the portal. This article explores 5 things to do over the coming fortnight.

5 Things to do this Fortnight

  • Get to understand the score
    On 19 September, Ofsted published a report based principally on evidence from inspections of mathematics between April 2005 and December 2007 in 192 maintained schools in England. Part A focuses on the findings in the context of rising standards over the last decade in national tests and examinations. Part B discusses the issues underlying the rises in results and describes the essential components of effective mathematics teaching. Illustrative examples and brief commentaries are provided.  A recommended read for all mathematics teachers. 
  • Put mathematics into perspective
    In Rob Eastaway’s plenary lecture at the Joined Up Mathematics Conference, at Keele University in April 2008, he made fascinating connections between mathematics, music and sport, but his main theme was the importance of mathematics and its teaching ‘joining up’. Rob has kindly agreed to adapt a portion of this speech to serialise on the NCETM portal.  Enjoy!
  • Develop your skills using Interactive Whiteboards
    This website comes from the NCETM- financed research project: Enabling enhanced mathematics teaching with interactive whiteboards. The aim of this development-led research is to help mathematics teachers, both those new to interactive whiteboards and those who are not skilled users, to adapt their pedagogy in order to ensure that pupils’ learning is enhanced. In order to do this, a small team have developed and trialled a CPD resource that will help teachers adapt their pedagogy in order that interactive whiteboards might be used more effectively by more mathematics teachers. 
  • Get up to speed with Functional Maths
    What is functional mathematics? How do you teach it? Where will the teaching and learning of functional mathematics take place? How will it be assessed? When will functional skills be implemented? Where can I find further information about functional skills?  These questions are all answered in the Renewed Mathematics Framework. 
  • Watch Numb3rs!
    You never know, it may inspire someone.
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Browse... Issue 20
The Interview, 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
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