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Secondary Magazine - Issue 33: 5 things to do


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Secondary Magazine Issue 33
 

5 things to do this fortnight

  • Have you contributed to the QCA’s consultation on A level maths? QCA has worked with subject experts and representatives from the mathematics community, including teachers, subject associations, universities and awarding bodies, to develop draft criteria for consultation. The criteria set out the required knowledge, understanding and skills for AS and A levels in mathematics to help make sure these qualifications prepare learners for progression to higher education and employment. The consultation closes on 9 July.

 

  • On 18 May Marcus du Sautoy is contributing to Bristol’s Festival of Ideas with A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life. He’ll show how mathematical inventions are fundamental to life and work; how prime numbers are the key to Real Madrid’s success, discovering secrets on the internet and the survival of insects in North American forests, and much more! 

 

  • Have you read the report from Ofqual reviewing the standards in GCE Maths from 2004 and 2007? The report was released a couple of months ago and looks at the period when A level maths went through a number of significant changes, most notably the change in the balance of pure to applied mathematics.

 

  • How can you find time to get everyone to try to explain something to someone? Do you relate to this?! The first of the mathematics GCSEs is only a couple of weeks away, so maybe reading this Mathemapedia entry about Speed Teaching Revision is the answer?
  • Did you know that Norway has been last in ten Eurovision Song Contests? This year’s contest takes place on 16 May. Get your pizza order in early and cheer Eurovision: Your Country Needs You winner Jade Ewen as she takes to the stage in Moscow.   
     
 
 
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