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Secondary Magazine - Issue 27

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Created on 04 February 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 27 April 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine Issue 27

Welcome to Issue 27 of the Secondary Magazine. There is plenty of evidence that spring is now on the way: snowdrops, the odd daffodil and a feeling among Year 11 that things are starting to get serious. As half term approaches, there is a range of things in this issue to put a spring in your step – we hope you enjoy reading it.


From the editor - A number that can be divided by one and itself
Marcus du Sautoy states that “prime numbers remain the most mysterious objects studied by mathematicians”. Do your pupils appreciate this sense of mystery? This article may provide you with further ways to engage and stimulate such a sense of mystery among pupils in your classroom.

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. In this edition, we consider some of the world’s richest people and how much they might value their money. Jealous? Read on.

The interview - Paul Dobinson
Our interviewee in this issue has moved from the UK to Bermuda to work in Sales and Marketing. It does sound as if he is too busy to enjoy the sunshine!
Focus on...three
Is it buses that are supposed to come along in threes after you have been waiting for a long time? You will not have to wait to enjoy some other intriguing facts associated with the number 3.
An idea for the classroom - Maths in Work
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some good quality video material to show how maths is used in the workplace? Look no further – the NCETM’s Maths in Work is discussed here.
5 things to do this fortnight
In this issue we highlight some national NCETM events alongside the new developments in Functional Mathematics and much more.
Diary of a subject leader
Real issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader  
Are you drowning in targets? In this issue our subject leader thinks about the impact of a target on classroom practice and the role of the Head of Mathematics in achieving the school’s targets.
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