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Secondary Magazine - Issue 69


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Created on 13 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 28 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator

 

Secondary Magazine Issue 69facebook, clusters of counters and quadrilateral
 

Welcome to Issue 69 of the Secondary Magazine. 
 

Contents

From the editor
Mathematics subject leaders need all the support that they can find.
 
It's in the News! 500 million friends
This fortnight we use the forthcoming release of The Social Network – a film telling the story of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook – as a context to explore ways of representing data using infographics, giving students direct access to ‘interpret tables, graphs and diagrams for discrete and continuous data’. 
 
Focus on…adapting ‘team building’ tasks
The original version of a kind of ‘team building’ task that became known as a ‘cooperative learning’ activity was called Zin Obelisk. We focus on designing similar activities that provide rather more opportunities for mathematical learning.
 
An idea for using ICT in the classroom – getting students started with dynamic geometry software
A successful dynamic geometry software ‘first lesson’ that generates lots of productive mathematical thinking is outlined.
 
Subject Leader Study Modules
These are six in-depth self-study modules that help teachers improve their leadership skills and knowledge.
 
An idea for the classroom – clusters of counters
Students reduce ratios to their simplest forms in order to solve these puzzles, rather than for no apparent reason as in many textbook exercises.
 
5 things to do this fortnight
We remind you of a series of radio programmes that you might use in the classroom, a talk about how pictures have been used in mathematics, a Dyslexia and Maths training day, and two conferences.
 
Subject Leadership Diary
Reflecting on and responding to GCSE results, understanding reasons for low attainment, and knowing what students are doing in other teachers’ lessons are among the responsibilities of a subject leader.
 
 
Contributors to this issue include: Alison Clark-Wilson, Mary Pardoe, Richard Perring and Peter Ransom.
 
 
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