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Secondary Magazine - Issue 36

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Created on 15 June 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 22 June 2009 by ncetm_administrator

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Welcome to Issue 36 of the Secondary Magazine. Summer is here, sort of! We have already had the longest day – isn’t it annoying when people tell you that it is starting to get darker earlier in the evening now? Wimbledon fortnight is also upon us, so feel inspired by the tennis and perhaps use the Up2d8 resource in your classroom. Above all, enjoy reading this issue of the Secondary Magazine.


From the editor
What does assessment look like in your school? Following the recent report by the Expert Group on Assessment we consider the recommendations from the group and how these may manifest themselves in your school.

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This Up2d8 resource uses the context of the Wimbledon tennis tournament to answer the questions: What is the least number of points you could gain and win a game, set or match of tennis? and, What is the maximum number of points you could gain and still lose a game, set or match of tennis?

The interview - Jenny Piggott
Have you used the fantastic range of problems on the NRICH website? Here is an opportunity to hear from the programme director.
Focus on...Pythagoras
Most people have heard of Pythagoras’ Theorem applied to right angle triangles. Here are some wider facts relating to Pythagoras and his philosophies.
An idea for the classroom - fractions mystery
Why do pupils find fractions such a difficult mathematical topic? This resource gives pupils an opportunity to encounter fractions in a different context which may help them to make some mathematical connections.
5 things to do this fortnight
Do you fancy a night at the opera, or will you be at home analysing your Key Stage 3 papers? Here are a range of things to do this summer.
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader
It’s that time of year when we are starting to evaluate the developments of the current academic year and plan for the coming year. What are you doing? Our subject leader considers the merits of a well-crafted action plan to drive developments for the coming year.
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