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Primary Magazine - Issue 12

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Created on 16 June 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 29 June 2009 by ncetm_administrator

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Welcome to the 12th issue of the Primary Magazine.
In Maths to share – CPD for your school, we are exploring the use of games in mathematics lessons as a way of reinforcing, practising and challenging the objectives taught. Sir Peter Williams recommended in his review that games were used to bring more fun into mathematics. Here is a way to encourage this among your staff!
Our Up2d8 maths provides opportunities for work on, ‘within the context of…’ 


From the editor
In this issue, we encourage you to have a look at the various mathematics intervention programmes available. We would be interested to hear from anyone who is using them. Are they working? Would you recommend others to use them?
Up2d8 maths
This issue of Up2d8 is based around the recent news of the world’s tallest man and last year’s official recognition of the world’s shortest man. It provides opportunities to explore, among other concepts, data analysis, length and ratio. With some careful planning the suggestions given can be adapted for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
The Art of Mathematics
This issue explores the artwork of Antony Gormley, an artist born in London in 1950, who has become an internationally renowned sculptor. Possibly one of his most famous works is The Angel of the North, a human-based sculpture erected near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. 
Focus on...
It’s the time of year when teachers all around the country will be wondering whether it will rain or shine – whether Sports Day will happen or whether it will have to be postponed or cancelled! This article gives mathematical opportunities to engage children in Sports Day-related mathematical activities.
Starter of the month
Our Starter of the month follows the theme of this issue’s Focus On, giving ideas for activities surrounding the mathematical possibilities for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 for your school’s Sports Day.
A little bit of history
We continue our series of articles on the development of our systems for measuring. In this issue we explore the measurement of capacity, from its origins to our present day systems of both metric and imperial.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue we look at using games in mathematics. This CPD gives the opportunity to explore the advantages of playing games and hints for successful games. Before leading this session you will need to ask your colleagues to bring a game that they use in their mathematics lessons.
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