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Secondary Magazine - Issue 39


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Created on 20 July 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 04 August 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine Issue 39Bee
 

Welcome to Issue 39 of the Secondary Magazine. How is your holiday going? At this magical time of year when the routine of the school day is farthest from our thoughts, perhaps there is time to think about mathematics and enjoy our leisure. Enjoy the holiday.
 

Contents

From the editor - the fourth plinth
So what would you do on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square? Would it be mathematical? This article invites you to think about possible mathematical contributions to Antony Gormley’s One & Other project.
  
The interview - a beekeeper
Why would we feature a beekeeper on a mathematics website? Is it an incredibly sweet tooth or more than that?
 
Focus on...primes
Can you explain the difference between a Fermat prime and a Mersenne prime? No? This Focus on is for you.
 
An idea for the classroom - functions
This might be just the time of year to be preparing resources for September? Have a look at this multiple representations resource focussing on functions.
 
5 things to do this fortnight
Could a young man really run away with £5 000 in £1 coins? What a thing to be thinking about in the holidays! Perhaps you have time to look at that Bowland disc or...
 
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
What has happened in your department now there is no Key Stage 3 SATs test? What changes have you made to your scheme of work to reflect that change? In this issue, our subject leader talks about the changes to the Key Stage curriculum and how this is captured in his scheme of work.
 
Up2d8 Maths will be back later in the summer.
 
 
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