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Primary Magazine - Issue 25

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Primary Magazine Issue 25Sierpinski triangle

Welcome to the 25th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our famous mathematician is Sierpiński, we look at the art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and our CPD opportunity aims to develop subject knowledge in multiplication. It’s in the News! features the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. 


Editor's extras
In this issue we tell you of some research about parents and the way they ‘help’ their children with mathematics. We also have news from one of our regional projects and a variety of things for you to look at.
It's in the News!
We explore yet another disaster! This one is the oil leak caused by the explosion of the rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The slides provide opportunities for work with such mathematical concepts as measurement, data handling, compass points and coordinates.
The Art of Mathematics
The art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, born in Milan, Italy, in 1527. He is best known for his portraits of human heads made up of vegetables, fruits, sea creatures, tree roots and other everyday objects. 
Focus on...
This article has to be ‘the greatest thing since sliced bread’! This month is the 82nd anniversary of the first sliced loaf of bread. The original loaf-slicing machine was invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder.
A little bit of history
In this issue we look at a potted history of Sierpiński, a Polish mathematician well known for his contribution to various elements of mathematics, not least fractals. As well as finding out about the mathematician himself we explore his work on fractals, with ideas for great activities to do with your pupils.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
We continue our series on mathematics subject knowledge by exploring multiplication. Before the session consider your own knowledge in the calculations section of the Mathematics Content Knowledge section of the Self-evaluation Tools
ICT in the classroom
In this issue, we look at incorporating sound into mathematics through audio recording. We give a variety of ideas which enable the children to independently engage with mathematics regardless of their literacy skills.
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