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Secondary Magazine - Issue 35

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Created on 01 June 2009 by ncetm_administrator
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Welcome to Issue 35 of the Secondary Magazine. Are you making the most of the long summer evenings? How will you use your time now Year 11 have nearly disappeared? We hope this edition will give you some things to interest and engage you at this lovely time of year.


From the editor
How do you teach pupils to factorise quadratic equations? Do you know how other people in your department do this? Inspired by an experience in a classroom in the USA, this article reflects upon the issues around identifying common approaches to teaching mathematics in your department.

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This Up2d8 considers the recent European Elections. Each country in Europe has been able to choose its own method of seat allocation with the proviso that the MEPs must be elected using a form of proportional representation. How has Great Britain chosen to do this? Explore further in this Up2d8.

The interview - Steve Lomax
As the Mathematics Manager in Gloucestershire, Steve shares his ideas behind mathematics teaching and his own fascination for the subject.
Focus on...complex numbers
Where would you put i on a number line? How were imaginary numbers first used and described? Find out more in this Focus on…
An idea for the classroom - YouTube
Using ‘new’ technology to enhance your mathematics teaching is rapidly becoming an old idea – how far have you delved into YouTube? In this edition, we discover an old favourite and suggest how it might be used.
5 things to do this fortnight
What do you know about dyscalculia? There are links on this page to a dyscalculia conference, a range of other professional development activities, and a video of some mathematics jokes…you know you want to watch it!
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader
Are you recruiting staff for September? What sort of person are you looking for? Our subject leader reflects upon the required qualities.
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