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NCETM Primary Magazine - Issue Archive


Created on 13 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 07 August 2018 by ncetm_administrator
 
Primary Magazine Issue 103 In this issue: using the NCETM mastery materials to make an impact, and linguistic ambiguity.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 102 In this issue: maximising the impact of Work Groups by using gap tasks, and we introduce our new Numberblocks Support Materials
 
Primary Magazine Issue 101 This issue looks at working with ‘rapid graspers’ within a teaching for mastery approach, some meaty (maths) reads, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 100 This issue looks at continuity of approach from primary to secondary school, approached through subtraction and fractions, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 99 This issue looks at the potential of the Teacher Research Group in improving teaching and learning, using local context to create a lesson on estimation, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 98 In Issue 98 we look at the curriculum content covered by this summer's SATs papers, there's a preview of our forthcoming Mastery PD Materials, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 97 In this issue we ask what staff at your school will be learning next year. Plus, we look at some research into maths anxiety, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 96 This issue looks at fluency in multiplication and division facts, we've suggestions for expanding Y6 mathematical horizons after SATs, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 95 Fluency in Year 1 & 2 addition and subtraction facts, parental influence in children's maths education, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 94 We ask how would you teach a Year 1 class to add 5 to 27? Also, read about pre-teaching Intervention, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 93 We take an in-depth look at teaching for reasoning, there are some bitesize ideas about triangles, we also consider two children's understanding of rounding, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 92 We look in depth at the new suite of NCETM teaching for mastery videos, there are some bitesize ideas about ½, we consider a child's understanding of halving, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 91 Read about what we can learn from the end of KS1 and KS2 tests papers, bitesize ideas about Year 6, approaches to a two-step problem, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 90 This issue is a special edition, with some one-off features to take you through the summer
 
Primary Magazine Issue 89 Issue 89 looks at journal writing, assessment and marking, understanding the relationship between numbers, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 88 Issue 88 looks at learning multiplication facts, place value and decimal numbers, number systems, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 87 In Issue 87 we've introduced a couple of new features, and we explore ideas around planning, place value of decimal numbers, understanding of cardinal value, and more
 

The National Curriculum and the Primary Magazine

In issues 64-86 we introduced a number of features, designed to support teachers in implementing the new National Curriculum:

  • National Curriculum in Focus is dedicated to unpicking the new curriculum and how to understand and develop the requirements of the new programmes of study
  • Where’s the Maths in That? shares ideas for ensuring that mathematics is taught and experienced across the curriculum
  • Maths in the Staff Room provides a simple plan for CPD meetings in your school to be led by a member of your staff. These are short meetings that can be used exactly as indicated, or adapted to meet the CPD needs of the school.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 86 In Issue 86 we look at teaching for mastery in mixed-age classes, understanding equivalent calcuations, how a resource can influence children's language, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 85 Issue 85 looks at representing in a variety of ways, large numbers and scales, assessing progress, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 84 In Issue 84 we explore describing and explaining, learning from misconceptions, and the structure of fractions
 
Primary Magazine Issue 83 In Issue 83 we look at problem solving, 'Always, sometimes, never' - and the structures of subtraction
 
Primary Magazine Issue 82 Issue 82 explores reasoning, 'does order matter?' - and mathematically structured resources
 
Primary Magazine Issue 81 Issue 81 explores fluency, 'doing and undoing' - and understanding quarters
 
Primary Magazine Issue 80 Issue 80 looks at planning for misconceptions, understanding key mathematical structures - and improper fractions
 
Primary Magazine Issue 79 In Issue 79, we explore assessment materials, developing reasoning skills - and Captain Conjecture...
 
Primary Magazine Issue 78 Issue 78 of our Primary Magazine is a special edition, with some one-off features to take you through the summer
 
Primary Magazine Issue 77 Issue 77 looks at Evolution and inheritance for Y6, organising mathematical learning, short division, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 76 In Issue 76, we look at Living Things and Their Habitats for Y2, setting worthwhile homework, short multiplication, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 75 In Issue 75, we look at electricity for Y4 and Y6, classroom climate, column subtraction, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 74 In Issue 74, we look at Forces and Magnets for Y3, Dialogic Teaching, column addition, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 73 In Issue 73, we look at Statistics in KS2, outstanding mathematics teaching, Earth and Space for Y5, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 72 In Issue 72, we explore Statistics in KS1, Plants for Y2, representations for number, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 71 In Issue 71, we explore Measurement in KS2, Sound for Y4, the importance of counting, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 70 In Issue 70, we explore Measurement in KS1, Animals for Y2, mental fluency, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 69 In Issue 69, we explore Geometry in upper KS2, Light for Y6, using assessment methods as a tool for learning, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 68 In Issue 68, we explore Geometry in KS2, Seasonal Changes for Y1, we start a two-part series focusing on Level-Free Maths Assessment, and more
 
Primary Magazine Issue 67 In Issue 67, we explore Geometry in KS1, multiplication tables, and Living Things and Their Habitats for Y5, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 65 Issue 66 of our Primary Magazine is a special summer-themed edition, with ideas and suggestions for activities over the summer break.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 65 In the second issue of our new-look Magazine, we explore Algebra in KS2, Everyday Materials for Y1, Progression in Problem Solving, and more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 64 In the first issue of our new-look Magazine, we explore Algebra in KS1, Rocks for Y3, Progression in Reasoning, and more.
 
All the articles from the Primary Magazine prior to Issue 64 can also be found arranged according to type on this page. You can find the archive of issues of our Early Years Magazine here.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 63 In Issue 63, we look at spreadsheets, maths outside the classroom, Mira Schendel - and Edith Cavell.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 62 In Issue 62, we explore place value, maths outside the classroom, Constantin Brancusi, geography - and Queen Victoria.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 61 In this issue, we explore the art of Edgar Degas, and our series about inventions looks at paper. We also look at division - and a film festival.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 60 In this issue, we feature the art of the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, our series about inventions looks at adhesives, and we look at place value and multiplication.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 59 In this issue, we feature the art of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, our series about inventions looks at calculators, and we look at place value and subtraction.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 58 In this issue, we feature the art of Henri Rousseau, our series about inventions looks at paper clips, and we look at Roman Numerals.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 57 In Issue 57 we feature the art of Paul Cézanne, and our series about inventions looks at rubbers; we also look at financial education.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 56 In Issue 56 we feature the art of Dame Laura Knight, and our series about inventions looks at pencil sharpeners. We feature the 'Singapore bar', and conclude our exploration of mathematics trails.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 55 This issue features the art of Toulouse-Lautrec, and our series about inventions looks at pencils. There’s some research focussing on division, and we continue our exploration of mathematics trails.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 54 In a very different issue for the summer - we look at maths clubs, with plenty of suggestions for themes, and ideas and resources.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 53 Issue 53 features the art of David Hockney, and our series about inventions looks at scissors. There’s some research focussing on lesson study, and we continue our exploration of mathematics trails.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 52 In Issue 52 we feature Vermeer, Blu-Tack, and maths trails, and we conclude our series looking at the proposed draft of the new National Curriculum - plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 51 In Issue 51 we feature the art of Damien Hirst, Post-it Notes, Spring, and we continue our series looking at the proposed draft of the new National Curriculum - plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 50 In Issue 50 we feature Michelangelo, mobile phones, and highlight our new videos to support the introduction of the new National Curriculum - plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 49 Issue 49 looks at Ranulph Fiennes, the mathematics of television, the art of L S Lowry, calculation in Year 5 - plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 48 Issue 48 looks at Neil Armstrong, the mathematics of Valentine's Day, the art of Grandma Moses, arrays - plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 47 In Issue 47, we look at Marco Polo, the mathematical possibilities of winter, the art of Katsushika Hokusai, oral and mental starters, plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 46 In Issue 46, we look at Francis Drake, the mathematical possibilities of December, the art of Faith Ringgold, plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 45 In this issue, we look at Christopher Columbus, the mathematical possibilities of a farm, there's the art of Isaac Oliver, plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 44 Issue 44 looks at fraction strips and cubes, there’s the Great Fire of London, Heath Robinson, function machines, plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 43 Issue 43 looks at children’s knowledge of fractions and division, there’s Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, Jackson Pollock, sundials, plus ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 42 In this issue, we look at the Ofsted report, Mathematics: made to measure, and we conclude our look at Britain since 1945. We also feature air/sea search and rescue, the art of Dalí, as well as ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 41 In this issue, we look at the Ofsted report, Mathematics: made to measure, and we begin a two-part look at Britain since 1945. We also feature rainwater and the art of Giotto, as well as ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 40 In Issue 40, we feature banks and banking, houses and homes, data loggers, teaching and learning of percentages, the art of Theo van Doesburg - and we return to the Vikings, as well as ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 39 Issue 39 features marine mammals, the Vikings, role play in KS1 and KS2, the art of Josef Albers, computer programming and space junk, as well as ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 38 In Issue 38, we feature chocolate, the Aztecs, 2D & 3D shapes, online databases, and spiders and minibeasts, as well as ideas for your CPD and much more.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 37 In a special summer edition, we focus on the weather, with plenty of weather facts, and mathematical ideas to go with them.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 36 In Issue 36 we look at fractions, African face masks, the Ancient Greeks, trees, spreadsheets, and we conclude our two-part series on the 2012 Olympics.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 35 Issue 35 looks at spreadsheets, Paul Klee, dinosaurs, the history of toys and groupwork, as well the first part of a look at the 2012 London Olympics.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 34 In this issue, we look at the Ancient Egyptians, knitting, digital cameras, proof, and zoos, and there are ideas for your CPD.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 33 In Issue 33, we look at the Tudors, calculators, and programmable toys. There’s art through a mathematical eye, as well as the floods of 2010, and ideas for your CPD.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 32 In this Issue, we look at Gaudí, the Romans, counting sticks, and video and animation, plus ideas for your CPD.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 31 In Issue 31, we look at the New Year, email, the magic of mathematics, using colour rods, the art of Hundertwasser – and the Victorians.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 30 In this special issue we look maths and different environmental regions across the world – from mountains to rainforest, and from the polar regions to cities and deserts.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 29 In this issue we look at the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, probability, prime numbers, problem solving using real life data, as well as Venn diagrams – and van Gogh.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 28 In this issue we look at the use of ICT in plenaries, Scottish mathematician John Napier, the designer Orla Kiely – and It's in the News! looks at the survival of orangutans.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 27 In Issue 27 of the NCETM Primary Magazine, we explore division, Aboriginal Art, interactive whiteboards and we focus on swimming, while It's in the News! looks at carnivals.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 26 In this issue of the NCETM Primary Magazine, we look at things with a mathematical theme that you could spend time doing during your holidays.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 25 In this issue of the NCETM Primary Magazine, we look at the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, multiplication, Sierpinski, Arcimboldo - and sliced bread.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 24 In Issue 24 of the NCETM Primary Magazine, we consider the volcano that brought silence to our skies, and we look at Euclid, the Ancient Egyptians - and subtraction.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 23 In Issue 23 of the NCETM Primary Magazine, we look forward to the football World Cup, stamps, Sir Isaac Newton, the Numbers Count strategy, Inuit art, addition – and cat flaps.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 22 In this issue of the Primary Magazine, we explore visualisation and focus on the election. We also take a look Euler and the artist Kenneth Nolan - and Up2d8 is based around earthquakes.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 21 In Issue 21 of the Primary Magazine, we've got maths weeks, structures of Brunel, art of Barbara Hepworth, teaching of mass, Mary Boole - and terrapins.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 20 In Issue 20 of the Primary Magazine, we've got air transport, Fibonacci, misconceptions of volume and capacity, pocket money - and we feature the art of Georges Seurat.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 19 Welcome to Issue 19 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we feature Ada Lovelace, algebra, oceans and water – and we take a look at the work of Andy Warhol.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 18 Welcome to Issue 18 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we feature Clarice Cliff, ratio and proportion, New Year, Pythagoras, the Primary National Curriculum – and large lottery wins.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 17 Welcome to Issue 17 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue there are features about fractions, decimals and percentages, Pascal, Number Day, Andy Goldsworthy – and in Up2d8 Maths, we look at Babar Ali, a 16-year old head teacher in India.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 16 Welcome to Issue 16 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at time, Archimedes, William Morris, codebreaking - and Up2d8 Maths wonders if pandas should be allowed to become extinct.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 15 Welcome to Issue 15 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at length, Lewis Carroll, Space, stars, the importance of gesturing - and food waste.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 14 Welcome to Issue 14 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at populations, Carl Friedrich Gauss, mental calculation strategies - and city beaches.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 13 Welcome to Issue 13 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at summer holidays, Islamic patterns, the history of the measurement of time - and Big Ben.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 12 Welcome to Issue 12 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at Sports Day, the art of Antony Gormley, the history of the measurement of capacity- and the world's shortest and tallest men.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 11 Welcome to Issue 11 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at Family Trees and birthdays, the art of Piet Mondrian, the history of measurement - and Britain's Got Talent.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 10 Welcome to Issue 10 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we look at Healthy Eating, the history of the measurement of length, data handling - and the launch of Google Street View.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 9 Welcome to Issue 9 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue, we look at poetry, the art of Wassily Kandinsky, the aeroplane crash in the Hudson River, and we explore the development of money.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 8 Welcome to Issue 8 of the Primary Magazine. Up2d8 maths explores extreme winter weather, we introduce The Art of Mathematics, featuring the work of M C Escher, and we take a look at spring.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 7 Welcome to Issue 7 of the Primary Magazine. We look at the closure of 'Woolies', the Ancient Inca number system, and we focus on Valentine's Day, as well as kite-making and maths.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 6 Welcome to Issue 6 of the Primary Magazine. The Up2d8 maths resources explore pirates and piracy through the ages, and elsewhere we take a look at World Religion Day.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 5 Issue 5 focuses on Christmas, and Up2d8 maths explores imperial and metric measurements.  Our interviewee is Professor Celia Hoyles, Director, NCETM, and we look at Babylonian numbers.
 
Primary Magazine Issue 4 In this issue we explore the mathematical possibilities of winter.  Our CPD opportunity in Maths to share focuses on models and images, and we introduce a new feature: Up2d8 maths.
 
Issue 3 In the third issue we explore the mathematical possibilities of children’s book week in our ‘Focus’ feature. ‘A little bit of history’, looks at the Greek number system and our interview is with celebrity Johnny Ball.
 
Issue 2 In the second issue we explore mathematics of The Olympics. In the Structured Group Work we explore how to guide and model group discussion. And we questions whether the KS2 results are really the best ever.
  
Issue 1 In the first issue we explore the mathematics of Wimbledon. Our CPD module discusses key ideas about making connections in mathematics, and we introduce the Williams mathematics review.
  
 

 


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