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Primary Magazine - Issue 18

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Primary Magazine Issue 18the square of the hypotenuse of a triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides

Welcome to the 18th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our famous historian is Pythagoras and we explore the art of Clarice Cliff. We explore ratio and proportion in Something to share and our Focus is the New Year. Up2d8 considers whether there is a strategy that works for winning the lottery. 


From the editor
In this issue, we give you the latest on the Primary National Curriculum, tell you about the NCETM Regional Projects Programme, offer a profile of a Primary Mathematics Consultant, plus some other topics that you might find interesting.
Up2d8 maths
This issue of Up2d8 is based around the recent news of the staggering £45 million lottery win. The spreads provide opportunities for work with such mathematical concepts as mental and written calculation and data handling, including probability.
The Art of Mathematics
This issue explores the art of Clarice Cliff, who is one of the most important pottery designers of the 20th century. Her work, particularly that of the sleek Art Deco style, is some of the most sought after in auction houses throughout the world! 
Focus on...
We focus on the New Year 2010 – scary thought!! We look at the origins of the New Year and how it is celebrated around the world today. There are activities that can be differentiated to suit all ages from EYFS to Year 6.
Starter of the month
To complement the focus on the New Year, our Starter for 10 gives ideas for counting and looking at properties of number for a variety of activities to start your daily mathematics lessons.
A little bit of history
In this issue, we give you a potted history of Pythagoras, the ‘father of numbers’. He is a very famous mathematician but, because he lived over 2 000 years ago and all his writings have been lost, little of his life is known. One thing that we all know about, is his famous formula for finding the hypotenuse of a triangle.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
We continue our series on mathematics subject knowledge by exploring ratio and proportion. This ‘Maths to share’ aims to equip teachers with the subject knowledge and appropriate activity ideas for the classroom to support children in gaining a true understanding of this topic. 
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