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Primary Magazine - Issue 24: It's in the News!

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Primary Magazine Issue 24Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano - photograph by hrannsa66 used under the Creative Commons Share Alike Attribution licence 2.0

It's in the News!

In this issue, we look at the volcano that closed the skies to almost everything apart from the birds!

April was the month that chaos ensued in our skies as airlines were forced to cancel flights, leaving thousands of people stranded on holiday or in business destinations around the world. It took days and even weeks for many of them to get back home, having to take extra time away from work. Many other problems arose, not least those relating to transport of fresh produce and pharmaceuticals from other countries to ours. The volcanic ash continues to intermittently affect our skies.

This issue provides opportunities to develop mathematical activities around measurement, including time, coordinates and ratio.
You may find it helpful for the discussion part of It’s in the News! to refer to the following news articles about the volcano and its effects:

For some background information about volcanoes visit these sites:

This resource provides ideas that you can adapt to fit your classroom and your learners as appropriate.

As always, we would be extremely grateful if you could give us some feedback on how you have used it, whether it has worked well and how it can be improved.

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