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Secondary Magazine - Issue 54

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Created on 15 February 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 March 2010 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 54stop watch - photograph by smaedli

Welcome to Issue 54 of the Secondary Magazine. Hope you had a good half term. I’m sure you have started the ‘count down’ for the GCSEs – but have your pupils? As the year starts to hot up for Year 11, I hope this Issue gives you some things to chill out with!


From the editor - Impact and Influence Conferences
If you were you lucky enough to attend the recent South West NCETM Impact and Influence Conference, you may have considered the connections between rich tasks and rich continuing professional development. This article may help you to make links between mathematical activity and CPD.
Up2d8 maths - South Africa 2010
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The draw has been made for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The first match starts on 11 June 2010. South Africa, as the host nation, is making the preparations to host a major sporting event. Just what are England’s chances of winning this year? Does their place in the draw affect their chance of winning – or is it playing better football than any other team that will ensure their success?
Focus on - rich tasks
What is a rich task? Are rich tasks written into your scheme of work? This article may give you some ideas to share with your department.
An idea for the classroom - Fibonacci equations
You may well have seen the idea of using a Fibonacci sequence to generate and solve equations – this time round it is also suggested as a way of forming and solving simultaneous equations. Why not try this in your classroom?
5 things to do this fortnight
Statistics, sport and summer holidays dominate our list of topical events in this issue. What will you be doing?
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
What are your expectations of your pupils? Do they live down to them? Feedback from a couple of monitoring visits encourages our subject leader to look beyond his current expectations of his pupils and reach for the sky. 
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