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Secondary Magazine - Issue 23

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Created on 11 November 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 27 April 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine Issue 23

Welcome to Issue 23 of the Secondary Magazine. We include an exciting mixture of features as we continue to consider the ever-changing world of mathematics education. As always we have ideas to stretch your own mathematical mind and resources to develop your skills further. We enjoy hearing from you so please keep those comments coming in and do let us know what you are doing in your work.


From the editor - Are you a XXX teacher?
What sort of teacher are you? Do you know? Can you describe your professional practices? Reading this article may help you to answer some of these questions.

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. It is only a few weeks to Christmas so this resource encourages pupils to make decisions about where and how they will buy their Christmas presents this year.

The interview - Tom Rainbow
This edition features an AST who is well-known in the West Country, but here is a chance for everyone to get to know one of the most respected mathematics practitioners around. Tom is always a source of great ideas, but now he has to answer to our on-line interviewer…
Focus on...polyhedra
I can guarantee that this item contains some of the longest words on the portal. Not quite sure what a dirhombicosidodecahedron is? Then read on…
An idea for the classroom - Teaching Ideas website
In this edition, we try to give some highlights from the ‘Teaching ideas’ website. Use  these activities with your classes and you will be amazed at the response. They can really have fun while they are dealing with important mathematical ideas.
5 things to do this fortnight
This time we offer you ideas which will really extend your horizons in many different ways. Why not take up some, if not all of these challenges? Some will develop your teaching and some will stretch your mind, but all of them help to make us more complete mathematical educators.
Diary of a subject leader
Real issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader  
As the dust settles and the cheers fade away following the demise of the KS3 SATS our poor hassled Subject Leader is beginning to wonder if this is the end of one problem, but the beginning of something else. What, he wonders, is around the corner...
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12 December 2008 11:39
Thanks - will try that next issue
By patmorton
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12 December 2008 10:23
Our hyperlinks are created so that if a link opens within the portal, it opens in the same window, if it is a link to an external website, it opens in a new window. We suggest that you download the PDF and read the downloaded copy on screen. All of the hyperlinks in it should open in a new window, and should solve the problem, so that you can read the magazine without it jumping. To download the magazine right click, where it says “click here to download the magazine” and choose “save target as” to save the PDF to your local hard drive.
10 December 2008 10:42

I have now got into reading the magazine regulary and really enjoy it. Could you please do one thing to make it more enjoyable? I read it on screen and then visit links and save or print off anything I want to keep. When I visit a link to explore further in an article I get jumped out of the newsletter and then have to go back and reload the letter to finish. Would it be possible for web links to open in a new page? In that way I can read the newsletter without having to continually go back and reload it.

Many thanks

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