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FE Magazine - Issue 2


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Created on 16 March 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 08 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator

 

FE Magazine - for post-16 mathematics and numeracy educators
FE - work-based learning - adult numeracy - offender learning
 

Welcome to the second edition of this bimonthly magazine for post-16 mathematics and numeracy educators. The first issue, which you can access via the archive button on the right, has been well received and we hope you will find this edition of interest too. We are pleased to report that we have received our first (almost) unsolicited article from a Subject Learning Coach in the East of England. We hope you will enjoy her lighthearted look at the FE Forum on the NCETM portal and that it will encourage you to visit the portal and participate.
 
If you have comments, suggestions or articles for possible inclusion in future editions, please email info@post16STEM.org.uk
 

Contents

Pop into the portal
A light-hearted look at the NCETM web portal.
 
The mathematics I do on a daily basis
Being a successful builder involves much more than mixing concrete and bricklaying.
 

Taking numeracy forward
Read about the NCETM numeracy microsite and what it offers.
 

Focus on...STEM
What is STEM? Why does the government think it is important? What relevance does it have to you?
 
Mathematics and numeracy
Do some of our learners think like Ancient Roman accountants? Here is a thought-provoking article about the need for an understanding of place value.
 
Misconceptions and mathematical misunderstanding
How well do we understand the numbers we meet in daily life? Here are some examples which may make you look at statistics in the media with new eyes.
 
Ideas for the classroom
Functional mathematics is on its way. Learners will be required to use their mathematical skills to solve problems. Here are some suggestions for helping learners to develop these skills.
 
Have you seen...?
Reviews of two books which take a searching look at mathematics and science in the media… and find it wanting.
 
And finally...
The lighter side of mathematics and numeracy.
 
 
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FE Magazine Issue 2 - Click here to download as a PDF
 
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Taking the Numeracy Challenge Forward
 
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