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Secondary Magazine - Issue 55

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Created on 03 March 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 13 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 55Easter egg

Welcome to Issue 55 of the Secondary Magazine. As the countdown to Easter continues, we hope this issue will give you some mental exercise as you prepare for the imminent chocolate onslaught!


From the editor - Eureka moments
Are there things that make you rise up from your bath to run naked up and down the street? Steady! But you may have had some Eureka moments that you want to share. What were they?
Up2d8 maths - Keep calm and carry on
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. This year sees the 70th anniversary of the introduction of food rationing, an anniversary being marked by various television and radio shows as well as an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. This resource uses the context of rationing to explore how our shopping habits and the food we eat have changed over time and, in doing so, will allow students the opportunity to use proportional reasoning to compare and represent data graphically.
The Interview - Jenni Back
Have you ever made the connection between mathematics and Marmite? You need to read about it here!
Focus on - averages
If you didn’t know that “The average family sofa sees 293 spats, 1 369 cuddles and 1 600 spillages during its eight-year life, according to a UK survey” you need to read some fascinating facts about averages here.
An idea for the classroom - substitution
Are your Year 11 students struggling to substitute negative numbers into expressions? There are some ideas to help them here.
5 things to do this fortnight
Easter, the Boat Race, the Grand National and the Hare Pie Scramble and Bottle Kicking all fight for prominence in this issue.
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
How functional are your Year 11 students? Can they use their calculators to add up a string of figures or are they disappointed that the examination will not allow them to use their mobile phones? Is our subject leader out in the wilderness or do you share some of these issues? 
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