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Secondary Magazine - Issue 53

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Created on 03 February 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 16 February 2010 by ncetm_administrator

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Welcome to Issue 53 of the Secondary Magazine. Half term – phew. There are definite signs that spring is around the corner - snowdrops out, a few brave daffodils just showing some yellow, and lighter evenings. Have a good break.


From the editor - Plus Magazine
Have you read the latest edition of Plus? Do you encourage members of the department to read and reflect upon mathematical writings? Plus Magazine can’t fail to interest with its wide variety of articles.
Up2d8 maths - Burj Khalifa
The fortnightly Up2d8 maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The tallest building in the world has just opened in Dubai. Work began on the 828m Burj Khalifa in September 2004 and it was officially opened on 4th January 2010 (with a last minute name change from the Burj Dubai). The building breaks many records. This resource allows students the opportunity to explore proportionality in similar triangles and, in doing so, could provide an introduction to trigonometry.
Focus on - The centre of a triangle
This article started as something very simple and seemed to grow! Do you know how many different centres there are to a triangle? Read on…
An idea for the classroom - Mean multiple representation
Bringing real life into the classroom seemed a natural way to give meaning to work on averages. Here is a multiple representation exercise to consolidate pupil understanding.
5 things to do this fortnight
There are quite a few acronyms to wade through this month but if you have had your fill of TLAs (three letter acronyms) you can think about getting ready for Mother’s Day!
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
Modular or linear – or just good teaching? How do you plan to improve your GCSE results? Our subject leader reflects on the news he receives on Friday 13th. 
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