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Secondary Magazine - Issue 45


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Created on 14 October 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 27 October 2009 by ncetm_administrator

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Welcome to Issue 45 of the Secondary Magazine. Are you going to a firework display to put a bang or zoom into your day? Enjoy the autumn colours as we begin to prepare for winter and use those reduced daylight hours to read the Secondary Magazine.
 

Contents

From the editor - What Makes a Good Resource microsite
In the last couple of weeks, there has been a new microsite added to the portal – discover some of the new features here.
  
Up2d8 maths - Tall Story
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This Up2d8 resource uses the context of the world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, who has been named by Guinness World Records for the launch of their 2010 book. Sultan Kosen is 2.47m tall and is 10cm taller than the previous title holder. This activity gives pupils the opportunity to explore linear measurements and scale drawings.
 
The interview - Geoff, a computer expert
Geoff describes himself as a ‘computer expert’ working for a Sports Betting TV and Satellite company. Find out how mathematics underpins his work.
 
Focus on - Pascal's Triangle
Had you realised that the rows of Pascal’s triangle are made from the digits of consecutive powers of 11? 110 = 1, 112 = 121, 113 = 1331, 114 = 14641 etc. There are lots of other facts about Pascal’s Triangle in this ‘Focus on’.
 
An idea for the classroom - Rich Starting Points
It is always refreshing to have a different way of tackling a mathematical topic. This website of Rich Starting Points gives us a ‘way in’ to some mathematical ideas.
 
5 things to do this fortnight
Perhaps your priorities for this term are in the area of STEM developments, or perhaps you are looking forward to the Christmas lights – yes, already! Here are some activities to fill out these autumnal days.
 
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
Performance management is still occupying the thoughts of our subject leader – what sort of support can be offered to fellow staff to help them reach their performance management targets?
 
 
 
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