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Secondary Magazine - Issue 58

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Created on 13 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 29 April 2010 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 58

Welcome to Issue 58 of the Secondary Magazine. Easter? When was that? It’s now full steam ahead for summer examinations. Are you doing more revision than your pupils? This issue provides some articles about revision and some other features to prove that you can do other things in the summer term! 


From the editor
As the magazine changes editors, we reflect upon previous issues of the magazine over the past two years and identify some common themes in mathematics education.

Up2d8 maths - the London Marathon
The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The first London Marathon took place on 29 March 1981, with 6 625 runners completing the course. This resource uses the marathon as a context for students to set up mathematical models: firstly, to decide for how long they could keep up with the London Marathon course record holder; and then to decide whether driving or running is the faster way to get around the marathon course!

The Interview - Sarah Gould
Sarah is a chartered accountant who talks about quadratic equations and strawberry ice cream!
Focus on - the Möbius Strip
The idea of colouring only one side of a Möbius Strip seems a bit like sending someone to get a left-handed screwdriver. Find out some interesting and quirky facts about the Möbius Strip in this article.
An idea for the classroom - Probability cards
Probability is a topic which underpins aspects of our lives but is not always understood (do you know mathematicians who buy lottery tickets?). This set of cards can encourage pupils to talk about probability and iron out some of those misconceptions.
5 things to do this fortnight
Is all your waking energy focussed on revision or could you visit the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss? Read all about it here.
Diary of a subject leader
Real life issues in the life of a fictional subject leader
Another revision-dominated article – it must be the time of year! Our subject leader shares some strategies for effective revision. 
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