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Secondary Magazine - Issue 34

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Secondary Magazine Issue 34The London Eye

Welcome to Issue 34 of the Secondary Magazine. This is it! Exam season is here. Will our treasured Year 11 pupils do themselves justice? Who will be more nervous – you or them? This issue includes articles to take your mind off those examinations and dispel YOUR nerves!


From the editor
So what are you currently thinking about Functional Skills? In this issue, we have a chance to consolidate our approach in the light of the recent changes and make sure we understand what is now required.

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The BBC’s The Apprentice follows the search for a new apprentice for Sir Alan Sugar’s business empire. This Up2d8 invites students to look at the data from the previous four series alongside data for the current series, and to make and justify a prediction about who they think will win.

The interview - Andrew Malcolm
Who links vanilla ice cream and bookshops? This issue’s interviewee talks about his private passions alongside his vital work for the Met Office.
Focus on...percentages
A percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100 (per cent meaning ‘per hundred’) Read this and other facts about percentages in this article.
A resource for the classroom - classifying sequences
Using a sorting grid, pupils are invited to classify a set of sequences; an activity to stimulate mathematical thinking in your classroom.
5 things to do this fortnight
There are plenty of stimulating events mentioned here, so wherever you live make a summer journey to receive some mathematical enrichment.
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader
What is your department working on at the moment? Our subject leader struggles to find evidence of his department’s focus on developing teaching and learning as he conducts a lesson observation.
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