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Primary Magazine - Issue 31

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Created on 26 November 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 13 December 2010 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 31Queen Victoria memorial - photograph by Stuart Caie used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence

Welcome to the 31st issue of the Primary Magazine. Our feature A little bit of history focuses on the Victorians, we look at the art of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and we focus on the magic of mathematics. Our CPD opportunity explores the use of colour rods to support mathematical thinking and our ICT article explores the use of the internet for data collection; It’s in the News! features the New Year. 


Editor's extras
In this issue we have some facts to play with, and information about a couple of conferences that are going on over the Easter holidays.
It's in the News!
2011 is just around the corner, so this issue of It’s in the News! features the annual event that is celebrated all around the world. There are plenty of cross-curricular and mathematical opportunities to explore, and this might make a fun start to the new term.
The Art of Mathematics
We feature the life and art of artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He is considered to be one of the most important artists and architects to emerge from the last half of the 20th century and is by far the most important Austrian one. There are some great links to mathematics in his art work, as you will see when you have a read!
Focus on...
In this issue, we focus on the magic of mathematics. We have lots of great ideas for you to try out with your class, including investigations around magic squares - and also some brilliant tricks to astound them with!
A little bit of history
For the next few issues of the Primary Magazine we have a slightly different approach to this feature. As most primary schools have history topics, we have decided to make these a focus of the articles and to show how mathematical they can be. In this one we look at the Victorians.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
We look at the opportunities for using colour rods such as Cuisenaire to support mathematical understanding. If you don’t use them already, you may have to hunt around in the mathematics area to find these, once very popular, resources. 
ICT in the classroom
We consider the use of email to develop mathematical thinking skills such as good quality data handling enquiry, effective problem solving and effective reasoning. Some great activities, so take a look!
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