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Secondary Magazine - Issue 77

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Secondary Magazine Issue 77Brick wall - photograph by Håkan Svensson used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)  licence

Welcome to Issue 77 of the Secondary Magazine. 


From the editor
Do we ‘write off’ some students, thinking that they are unlikely to achieve much in mathematics?
It's in the News! - VAT changes
VAT has been in the news more than you might have liked recently! In this It's in the News! feature, we ask students to look at two aspects of the recent VAT changes. Firstly, exploring how much they’d have to spend for the change to have an impact on their behaviour, and then looking at whether press reports of a 2.5% change in VAT are accurate. 
The Interview - Mike Ollerton
Having been Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at St Martin’s College, Lancaster, Mike continues to be passionate about mathematics education and about finding effective ways to inspire all learners and enable them to demonstrate their mathematical capabilities.
Focus on...brickwork
Our environments are rich in interesting brickwork bonds and patterns that can provide an attractive free resource to prompt mathematical exploration.
5 things to do
We remind you to consider taking part in an international conference on technology in mathematics education in the summer, the Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association at Easter, a birdwatch and a free lecture. You might also watch a video about Georg Cantor.
Subject Leadership Diary
Part of a mathematics subject leader’s role is engaging in discussions about whole school issues with leaders of other subject teams.
Contributors to this issue include: Mary Pardoe, Richard Perring, Mike Ollerton and Peter Ransom.

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Page header - Brick wall photograph by Håkan Svensson some rights reserved
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