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Primary Magazine - Issue 3

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Created on 08 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 07 July 2009 by ncetm_administrator

 Primary Magazine Issue 3

Welcome to the third issue of the NCETM monthly Primary Magazine. In this issue we explore the mathematical possibilities of children’s book week in our ‘Focus’. Our feature, ‘A little bit of history’, looks at the Greek number system and our interview is with Johnny Ball, a well-known celebrity and television presenter.  
From the editor
This month’s CPD opportunity in ‘Something to share’ focuses on effective questioning. It would be great to hear some feedback on how this went should you decide to use it.

If you are not considering this CPD, you may still be interested in reading the relevant research article, click on the grey tab ‘Word doc 60kb’ for a paper copy of the journal.

Please add any comments you may have to the Primary Forum.

Congratulations to Mel Clarke. She won a bronze medal in the Paralympics. We interviewed her in the last issue of the magazine. If you missed it and would like to read something about her and how mathematics has influenced her life, take a look in the archive section.

Have you thought about teaching financial capability to your children? This might be another initiative in primary education. If you have already worked in this area, it would be fantastic to hear what you have been doing in your school. Please contact us and let us know. We would love to share your work with everyone if you are happy to do that!

Financial capability includes three strands which link well with the 2006 framework for teaching mathematics, should you be following it. These strands are:
  • Financial knowledge and understanding
  • Financial skills and competence
  • Financial responsibility.

The PFEG (Personal Finance Education Group) has developed a programme that can be integrated into mathematics lessons for children from the foundation stage to secondary. It looks very interesting and is based on using money in various ways that are contextual and relevant to each age group. Click here to explore their site and ideas.

What do you think?
We would love to hear your views and form a discussion in our forum

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Starter of the month, A little bit of history, Focus on, How mathematics has influenced my life, Something to share

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A little bit of history


Focus on... Children’s Book Week


The Interview - Johnny Ball


Something to share


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