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Secondary Magazine - Issue 28

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Secondary Magazine Issue 28

Welcome to Issue 28 of the Secondary Magazine. Did you have a good half-term break? Holidays are so important to recharge our physical and mental batteries – it seems that we can then come back to work ‘ready for anything’. Will you choose to use the classroom resources in the Up2d8 and the ‘Idea for the classroom’, or will it be that the ‘5 things to do’ inspires you to tackle some issues or will you appreciate some ‘beautiful mathematics’? We hope there is something in this issue for everyone.


From the editor - The beauty of mathematics
Mathematics is a beautiful subject. If you have lost your sense of awe and wonder amid the hurly burly of modern life, then see if any of these ideas bring it back for you.

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This week’s Up2d8 considers the set of octuplets that have been born in America. Can you imagine that – eight babies all at once? What sort of issues would that raise for you and your family? Using data from the previous octuplet births in 1998, pupils are also asked to think about the size of the babies.

The interview - Colin May
When did you last have a night at the theatre? Our interviewee describes how he uses mathematics to help him as he programmes arts events at two busy theatres.
Focus on...fractals
Fractals are those amazing patterns that intrigue a variety of artists and mathematicians. Have a look at some of these lovely pictures and wrestle with the mathematical definitions.
An idea for the classroom - solving equations
Would the world be a richer or poorer place if we all understood things in the same way? This issue’s resource portrays equations in several different ways to help a variety of learners.
5 things to do this fortnight
As we approach both World Book Day and World Maths Day, you may get some ideas here to see if you are ready.
Diary of a subject leader
Real issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader  
This diary may inspire you to do some spring cleaning – what have you got hidden away in your office? It might be useful.
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11 July 2014 16:37
A monthly magazine from the omipotent NCETM! Catchy articles to hook you in - something from the news with some mathematics drawn out, an interview, some stuff for you to try in the classroom, a good article on fractals for your maths society, something on SLT management of maths to take to your line manager, and mathematics events coming up in the calendar.

If you run a maths society, if you are a subject leader, even if you are a lowly teacher, THIS IS FOR YOU! Dip in at break, and you'll be surprised how somthing grabs you.
By juliabrown57
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