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Primary Magazine - Issue 29

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Primary Magazine Issue 29sunflower and Venn diagram

Welcome to the 29th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our famous mathematician from the past is John Venn and we look at the art of Vincent van Gogh and focus on prime numbers. Our CPD opportunity aims to develop subject knowledge in probability and our ICT article explores the use of the internet for data collection. It’s in the News! features the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. 


Editor's extras
In this issue, we have some details of two new and really helpful additions to the portal – Teachers in Training and Excellence in Mathematics Leadership: new in-depth study modules.
It's in the News!
We look at the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. In September, we remembered the 70th anniversary of these two events. Because of this and the fact that many primary schools have World War Two as one of their topics, we decided it was the right time for us to make it a feature.
The Art of Mathematics
We feature the life and art of Vincent van Gogh. Since his death in 1890, he has become one of the most famous painters in the world. There are some great links to mathematics in his art, as you will see!
Focus on...
We focus on the fascinating subject of prime numbers. Did you know that, at the time of writing this, the highest known prime was 243112609-1 and to write it out you would use 12 978 189 digits?
A little bit of history
We have a potted history of John Venn, the British logician and philosopher who brought us the Venn diagram.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue, we look at developing the skills and techniques that children need to be taught to enable them to become experts in probability. 
ICT in the classroom
We consider the internet as a rich resource for investigating and analysing a wide range of real data that can be used for problem solving across the curriculum. There are some great links to real life data. Well worth exploring further!
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