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Secondary Magazine - Issue 47

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Created on 12 November 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 26 November 2009 by ncetm_administrator

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Welcome to Issue 47 of the Secondary Magazine. Have you written your Christmas cards yet? There are people who have got their presents wrapped too! Mine will be waiting for the end of term – I’ll be too busy in the meantime reading the Secondary Magazine. Enjoy this issue!


From the editor - Engaging mathematics for all learners
Have you made some changes to your curriculum recently? We consider the Engaging mathematics for all learners project run by QCDA. Has this helped you to make mathematics engaging and relevant for your pupils?
Up2d8 Maths - Yotta lotta money
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. An American recently sued Bank of America in Manhattan’s federal court for $1,784,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or $1 784 billion trillion. This incomprehensibly large amount of money would make Dalton Chiscolm, the bank’s customer, the world’s first billion-trillionaire if the case is successful. This resource uses the idea of a huge amount of money to explore large numbers and standard form.
The interview - Jeremy Dawson
Jeremy is a research fellow at Aston University who conducts research with psychologists into how the NHS is run. He’s a mint and chocolate chip man!
Focus on - Constructions
If you are a dab hand with a pair of compasses and a straight edge, read on! Both Euclid and Gauss did substantial work on constructions which you can read about here.
An idea for the classroom - SET puzzle
Have you tried the daily SET puzzle published by the New York Times? You and your pupils will love this one.
5 things to do this fortnight
Are you intrigued by the connection between mathematics and music? There is a conference for you here. Or perhaps you are preparing for the NSPCC’s Number Day 2009 on 4 December?
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
In this issue, our subject leader reflects on the benefits – or otherwise – of a holiday...
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