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Secondary Magazine - Issue 41

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Secondary Magazine Issue 41top hat and wand

Welcome to Issue 41 of the Secondary Magazine. Didn’t the holiday go quickly? Are you feeling refreshed and ready to return to this fascinating and important profession? We hope that the Secondary Magazine will continue to stimulate, entertain and, at times, amuse you in the coming year.


From the editor - new year's resolutions
Have you made some new year’s resolutions? What are your intentions for the school year ahead? It’s not too late to think about the ideas that guide your practice in the coming year and how they will look in your classroom.
Up2d8 maths - Space, the final frontier
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. Astronomers have recently discovered a star that is 13 billion light-years from Earth. The light seen from this star is estimated to be from the time the universe was created. This Up2d8 puts these distances into context, inviting students to visualise the relative distances involved.
The interview - Romey Tacon
I know that my early sense of number was developed by using a practical resource at primary school. In this issue we meet Romey Tacon, who is the Training Director for Numicon, a resource that was not available when I was at primary school!
Focus on - number tricks
This might just be the time of year when you want to generate that sense of awe and wonder with a new class – or just impress an ‘old’ class! These number tricks should generate some curiosity to start the new term.
An idea for the classroom - from a Norwegian supermarket
Do you like the idea of going away on holiday and forgetting about everything? It never happens does it?! This idea for the classroom invites pupils to make sense of some Norwegian supermarket receipts…
5 things to do this fortnight
Having been back at school a few days, it must be time to start planning half-term activities? How about a trip to ‘Brilliant-cut diamonds and other tricks of the light’ at the Museum of London? Or perhaps you like cheese…?
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
How were your results this year? This week our subject leader talks about his mixed emotions as he analyses the data from this year’s examinations.
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