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Secondary Magazine - Issue 65


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Created on 20 July 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 03 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator

 

Secondary Magazine Issue 65Tesseract by Jason Hise
 

Welcome to Issue 65 of the Secondary Magazine. 
 

Contents

From the editor
Students need opportunities to construct mathematical ideas as they try to make sense of situations.
 
Focus on...Flatland
Flatland is a famous mathematical fiction that uses the idea of existence in only two dimensions to illuminate the possibility of a fourth spatial dimension. It also provides many starting points for explorations of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.
 
Algebraic 'rules without reasons'
An Open University tutor uses Richard Skemp’s distinction between ‘relational’ and ‘instrumental’ understanding to shed some light on why students sometimes make ‘howling’ errors when responding to algebra ‘questions’.
 
5 things to do this fortnight
Listen to Professor Ian Stewart explain symmetry, stock up on mental images that help students overcome barriers to understanding fractions, and investigate the possibility of having a researcher in your classroom to inspire your students. You could also check out professional development opportunities for the next school year, and then relax in a virtual visit to an exhibition of art beyond the third dimension. 
 
Diary of a subject leader
Issues in the life of an anonymous subject leader
Our subject leader explains why he enjoys being a school governor, gives the opening talk at a NANAMIC conference, photographs students on space hoppers, and takes a leading part in a Texas Instruments conference.
 
 
Contributors to this issue include: Mary Pardoe, Peter Ransom and Jim Thorpe.
 
 
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