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Primary Magazine - Issue 28

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Welcome to the 28th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our famous mathematician from the past is John Napier, we look at the designs of Orla Kiely, and our CPD opportunity looks at the effective use of number lines and 100 squares. It’s in the News! features orangutans. 


Editor's extras
We have some Facebook facts that you might like to play around with and news of an exciting pilot project, developed by Arts Inform and RIBA, which took place last term, focussing on mathematics and architecture. We also have an important date for your diary and feedback from another regional project.
It's in the News!
In this issue we look at concerns about the survival of the orangutan. Their numbers are decreasing as the rain forests in which they live are being destroyed. In 1900 there were over 350 000 orangutans living in the wild, there are now 50-60 000.
The Art of Mathematics
If you are a fan of shoes and handbags, this article is just for you! If you aren’t, there is still plenty to interest you as there are some exciting art and mathematics ideas to try out with your class. The ideas are based around the design work of Orla Kiely, who made it into the fashion world thanks to her handbags and the famous London store, Harrods.
Focus on...
Many schools in the UK have a focus on Black History Month in October. We thought it would be helpful to write an article on its history and also give you lots of mathematics ideas to plan if your school is going to have this focus.
A little bit of history
We look at a potted history of John Napier, a Scottish mathematician who is well known for his development of the logarithm, the decimal point and also Napier’s Bones, a fun way to multiply and divide.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue, we look at ways to develop a critical understanding of the use of number tracks, numbered number lines, hundred squares and empty number lines to support teaching and learning. 
ICT in the classroom
We consider the review/plenary part of the lesson and look at ways to use ICT to create opportunities to focus the children on their learning and understanding through, for example, prepared group feedback which can give purpose and an audience.
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