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Secondary Magazine - Issue 60


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Created on 06 May 2010 by ncetm_administrator
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Secondary Magazine Issue 60triangular numbers, spheres , Cuisenaire rods
 

Welcome to Issue 60 of the Secondary Magazine. 
 

Contents

From the editor
What are the natural thinking powers of human beings? How can we help students use and develop them in mathematics?
 
It's in the News!
Long journey home
The fortnightly It's in the News! resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. During March 2010 the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull started to erupt. By 14 April, the volcano entered an explosive phase and released clouds of mineral ash which formed a cloud which rose up to 10 km into the atmosphere. Air Traffic Controllers decided that as ash can lead to engine failure they would close the airspace, leaving thousands of travellers stranded across the globe. This resource invites pupils to reconstruct a journey home from Prague to England as a result of the ash cloud.
 
The Interview - Adrian Pinel
Adrian created the ATM Mathematical Activity Tiles and Loop Cards. He chose mathematics because it was presented to him at school in a mind-numbingly boring way, and he was amazed when his eight-year-old son seemed to know intuitively how to build a 60-pentagon space-shape.
 
Focus on...numbers in colour
How can Cuisenaire materials help students use their natural thinking skills to learn to do arithmetic competently?
 
An idea for the classroom - digital operations
Working with digits can stimulate mathematical discovery and creativity in all learners.
 
Historical snapshots: some figurate numbers at Key Stages 3 and 4
Seeing figurative numbers, such as triangulo-triangular numbers – which are triangular numbers in four dimensions, in their historical contexts brings new life to students’ explorations.
 
5 things to do this fortnight
What is an Uncanny Cube and a Canny Uncube? And have you read Alex’s Adventures in Numberland? Also find out what the mathematics subject associations are up to.
 
Diary of a subject leader
Issues in the life of an anonymous subject leader
The subject leader chooses classes to use for demonstration lessons, drops off work for his lessons near a recycling bin, and helps to appoint a new teacher. 
 
Contributors to this issue include: Snezana Lawrence, Sue Madgwick, Mary Pardoe, Adrian Pinel, Peter Ransom and Heather Scott.
 
 
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