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Secondary Magazine - Issue 63

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Created on 22 June 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 06 July 2010 by ncetm_administrator


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Welcome to Issue 63 of the Secondary Magazine. 


From the editor
We hope that you will find some ideas to use in your classroom, and some on which to reflect.
It's in the News!
How much does it cost a parent to kit out one child for PE lessons? According to a recent article in The Guardian it is an average of £130, with boys costing even more, averaging £155. This issue’s It’s in the News! gives students the opportunity to plan how they would investigate the reported average cost and, in doing so, gives a context for practising the first phase of the data handling cycle.
The Interview - Alison Clark-Wilson
Alison is head of the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester. Discovering one of Euler’s theorems when she was 12 was for her a significant event. Many years later Afzal Ahmed and his team inspired Alison, who now uses inversion techniques to produce a dynamic Arbelos.
On surprises
How often are your students surprised?
Focus on...perfect shuffles
Shuffles and sorts conjure up surprises.
Letters between teachers
A senior teacher writes to a student teacher about ways of getting adolescents to work as a group, not just in a group.
5 things to do this fortnight
You might explore 3D shapes with Cabri 3D interactive, plan to take part in the Annual Institute of Mathematics Pedagogy, explore music and dance in mathematics teaching and learning, or encourage your students to go to a mathematics summer school. 
Diary of a subject leader
Issues in the life of an anonymous subject leader
Our subject leader visits Claydon House where he acquires a crystal sphere, changes pounds to euros, reads Tangente, visits the Citadelle at Lille, and receives an ancient exercise book.
Contributors to this issue include: Alison Clark-Wilson, Mary Pardoe, Richard Perring, Peter Ransom and Jim Thorpe.
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