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Secondary Magazine - Issue 44

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Created on 28 September 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 13 October 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Secondary Magazine Issue 44halloween pumpkin

Welcome to Issue 44 of the Secondary Magazine. With Halloween in sight and the clocks about to change, summer is definitely over and those autumn colours are looking lovely. This issue should take you into half term – enjoy your break.


From the editor
Have you looked at the As the Bell Goes microsite on the NCETM portal? Listen to some teachers talking about what happened in their classrooms.
Up2d8 maths - A Big Squash!
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This Up2d8 resource uses the context of pumpkins at Halloween to explore the impact of enlargement on volume. If possible it would be useful to have a normal-sized pumpkin to hand!
The interview - Mark
Mark is a chartered engineer. He says that ‘Mathematics underpins all aspects of engineering, technology and business. In our increasingly complex and fast-moving modern world, it is as fundamental as being able to read and write. I simply wouldn’t be able to do my job without it!’ Find out how Mark uses mathematics in his job.
Focus on - magic squares
Magic squares fascinate pupils and adults alike. Can you construct 4x4 magic squares? Find out how to do this, here.
An idea for the classroom - MangaHigh.com
I heard about this idea for the classroom on my car radio. Do you agree with Professor Marcus du Sautoy? Are you a fan of the ‘BIDMAS Blaster’ or is ‘Pyramid Panic’ more your style?
5 things to do this fortnight
This issue has details of the Further Mathematics Support Programme, the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education, Functional Skills, sundials, and a lie-in!
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
It's Performance Management time. Our Team Leader reflects upon how performance management can be a useful process which is integrated into the ongoing business of the department.
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