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Secondary Magazine - Issue 38

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Created on 06 July 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 21 July 2009 by ncetm_administrator

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Welcome to Issue 38 of the Secondary Magazine.


From the editor
Professor Marcus du Sautoy holds the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science. He has recently published an article in The Guardian, The secret life of numbers, which has provided the stimulus for this article.  

Up2d8 maths
The fortnightly Up2d8 maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. Ths Up2d8 asks students to consider their own daily diet in comparison to that of a top cyclist. Students are asked to analyse the calorific intake from particular food consumed by an elite cyclist, and to create a diet sheet of their own.  

The interview - Jane Imrie
In this issue, NCETM Deputy Director Jane Imrie talks about singing and brown bread ice cream alongside her love of mathematics.
Focus on...the Fibonacci sequence
When the exchange rate was better, I used my knowlege of the Fibonacci sequence to do some approximate conversions of English pounds to Euros most summer holidays. This summer, I will have to limit my Fibonacci facts to some of those featured in this Focus on...
An idea for the classroom - sequences
Do you get ideas from watching coleagues who teach different subjects? This resource was inspired by watching the lesson of a colleague teaching English.
5 things to do this fortnight
Have you thought about becoming a Chartered Mathematics Teacher? Or maybe you would like to find out how a hamster can survive falling out of a plane without a parachute? Here are some answers...
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional Subject Leader
Money, money, money? How do you think about your department's financial allocation? Is it a fantastic opportunity to do something innovative or the means to pay the photocopy bill? Find out what our subject leader thinks.
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