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Secondary Magazine - Issue 42

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Created on 28 August 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 16 September 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine Issue 42man on fourth plinth

Welcome to Issue 42 of the Secondary Magazine. It feels as if we never had a holiday doesn’t it? The term is still quite fresh and most of the pupils still have that ’new uniform’ look about them. What about your classroom? Have you got some new pupil work on the walls? Have you taken in all those sets of books for the first time and made some friendly yet formative comments? We hope this Issue will inspire you for September!


From the editor
What do you think about the new proposals for a linked pair of mathematics GCSEs? There is an opportunity to get involved – read about it here.
Up2d8 maths - the fourth plinth
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This Up2d8 resource uses the context of Anthony Gormley’s One & Other project to create ‘an astonishing living monument’ by filling the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, 24 hours a day for 100 days. What would you do?
The interview - Jean Brennan
In this issue we hear from Jean Brennan who is director of learning in a London school – and seems to have a soft spot for animals too.
Focus on - topology
What has the London Underground map got in common with the Seven Bridges of Königsberg? This ‘Focus on’ may provide you with the answers.
An idea for the classroom - MARS
There IS a chocolate connection with this issue’s idea but that’s only accidental! Chocolate can be a great motivator so read on…
5 things to do this fortnight
Whether you are analysing your examination results or celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, there is something for you here.
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
Our subject leader is moving to a new job. He reflects on the changes to mathematics and the way he has changed as a person as he prepares to make a fresh start.
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21 September 2009 10:04
Hi Rebecca,

The author of the subject leader column is exactly as you suggest, a real subject leader using the ups and downs of their role through the year to inspire and inform the diary entries.

I hope you enjoy it and it provides some food for thought.
20 September 2009 08:26
I've always thought the magazine would be greatly enhanced if the authors of the articles were identified. Is there any possiblity of this happening?

Also, for the diary of a subject leaders, why not invite any real subject leader to submit something truish and suitably concealed for discussion and comment. There's no incentive to comment on or interact with a fictional person.
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