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Primary Magazine - Issue 9

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Created on 24 March 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 07 April 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Primary Magazine Issue 9

Welcome to the ninth issue of the Primary Magazine.
In this issue, we have the second article in our series The Art of Mathematics, where we focus on the mathematical possibilities of the work of Kandinsky.
Our Up2d8 Maths looks at opportunities for purposeful ways to focus on aspects of mathematics such as direction and angles through the news story of the emergency aeroplane landing by Captain Chelsey Sullenberger on the Hudson River in January. 


From the editor
Could a city banker be a good teacher in six months? This latest suggested government initiative is bound to raise a few eyebrows and make many teachers bristle! What do you think? Have your say in our Primary Forum.
Up2d8 maths
This issue of Up2d8 is based around the crash landing of the aeroplane on the Hudson River in January. This resource provides ideas based around elements of data handling and shape and space which you can adapt to fit your classroom and your learners as appropriate.
The Art of Mathematics
Our second article in this series focuses on the Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky who began to study art in his 30s in Germany. His art work provides wonderful opportunities for mathematical discussion and exploration. 
Focus on...poetry
In this issue we focus on poetry. This article explores how we can use it to help practise counting skills, recall information, develop a richer vocabulary, look for patterns, extend sequences and solve problems.
Starter of the month
This issue’s starter ideas use poetry as a vehicle for the rehearsal of saying and using number names in order and familiar contexts, counting objects in a set, counting on or back in ones, twos, fives and tens, exploring patterns, properties and relationships and proposing a general statement.
A little bit of history
This issue’s history article explores the development of money, going back to the earliest form of ‘money’ used in ancient times for the basic trading of goods to the development of the UK’s monetary system, which includes the pounds, shillings and pence used until the 1970s – that may take a few of us down memory lane!
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue we provide guidance for addressing both child and teacher misconceptions. Before beginning a staff meeting on this you will find it helpful to download the resources from the Count On website, the Mathemapedia entry Misconceptions, Partial Conceptions & Errors, and the Numeracy Bloopers document are both useful for stimulating initial discussion.
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27 April 2009 09:26
We have checked the links to download issue 9 of the Primary Magazine, as an Adobe Acrobat document, and both appear to function correctly. However, if anyone experiences difficulty in downloading the magazine, please contact us, and we will be happy to send a copy by email.
24 April 2009 10:59
I have tried several times and on differnt days to download the current issue of primary magazine and a message comes up to say the file is damaged and cannot be repaired. Are others having difficulty?
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