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Secondary Magazine - Issue 48

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Welcome to Issue 48 of the Secondary Magazine. It will soon be the shortest day, closely followed by Christmas, so prepare yourself for the end of the autumn term by using our Christmas Mystery and enjoying some of the other interesting features in Issue 48.


From the editor - rhymes and mnemonics
Hey Diddle Diddle, SOHCAHTOA, Along the corridor, apple pies R delicious…do you use rhymes to help pupils remember things in mathematics? How useful are they?
Up2d8 Maths - What would you do?
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The news has been full of the enormous £90 million Euromillions lottery win which was shared between a syndicate of IT workers in Liverpool and a couple from South Wales. ‘What could you buy with all that money?’ is a question that has been on many people's lips. This resource looks at one way that you might like to spend the money – by buying every CD, DVD and game on amazon.co.uk! Will you have enough?! 
The interview - Jane
Jane’s work as a fitness instructor is underpinned by mathematics – find out how in this Issue’s Interview.
Focus on - interpretations of infinity
Cantor and Hilbert both made a significant contribution to our understanding of infinity? Check out your interpretation in this Focus.
An idea for the classroom - Who killed Santa?
Do you fancy yourself as an Inspector Clouseau or are you more of a Sherlock Holmes? Here’s a murder mystery to try in your classroom this Christmas.
5 things to do this fortnight
Check out the last dates for posting cards and presents – or find out about some mathematical events in this festive period.
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
So what has our subject leader’s ingrown toenail got to do with his school’s performance and his mathematics department? Do your students live up, or down, to your expectations? Join our subject leader as he considers how the school’s reputation affects the achievement of its students.
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