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Secondary Magazine - Issue 68

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Created on 01 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 13 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 68Quadrigon

Welcome to Issue 68 of the Secondary Magazine. 


From the editor
Would professional collaboration and networking enable you and your students to enjoy achievements beyond your expectations?
It's in the News! The world's fastest texter
This issue's It’s in the News! provides a context for students to design and carry out an experiment or survey to test the hypothesis that it’s faster to text using a touch screen rather than a push button phone. This follows from the news that a Salford woman out shopping may have a claim to being the world’s fastest texter using a new touch screen mobile. 
The Interview - Geoff Wake
Geoff is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Manchester. He sees in his crystal ball a time when mathematics in schools better connects with the world in which young people operate.
Focus on...Quadrigon
The Quadrigon board provides opportunities for students to explore their own examples of mathematical objects and relationships between them.
An idea for ICT in the classroom - exploring linear graphs dynamically
Challenge students to carry out hands-on tasks to explore functions and graphs dynamically in a way that makes links with the properties of two-dimensional shapes, and can be extended as an introduction to simultaneous linear equations.
Philosophy of Mathematics Education – a free web journal
This journal includes and welcomes contributions from people in all roles in mathematics education. The articles focus on a wide range of issues, such as: Is there a best way to teach mathematics? Do investigations, problem solving and discovery-learning work? Can ICT make the teaching of mathematics more effective?
5 things to do this fortnight
You could book your place at an important NCETM conference, visit the mathematics careers website, join the Royal Institution, plan to attend a lecture, and find out about the next annual MA conference. 
Diary of a subject leader
Our subject leader browses through 16th century books in a library of old books in the museum at Semur-en-Auxois, and visits the wonderfully symmetrical French town, Neuf-Brisach – follow the link in the Diary to some amazing photographs.
Contributors to this issue include: Alison Clark-Wilson, Paul Ernest, Mary Pardoe, Richard Perring, Peter Ransom and Geoff Wake.
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