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Secondary Magazine - Issue 78

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Created on 18 January 2011 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 04 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 78spirolateral

Welcome to Issue 78 of the Secondary Magazine. 


From the editor
Continuing Professional Development is just that – continuing!
It's in the News!
Did you see any of the Fish Season on Channel 4 in January? A group of chefs were joined by other celebrities to encourage people to think about the fish that they eat, the way that it’s farmed or caught, and to consider other alternatives to their usual fish supper, as well as to raise awareness of the policy of ‘discards’ that fishermen must follow. This resource uses the programmes as a context for students to explore surveys and whether they are fair or biased. It is intended that this resource generates discussion and raises issues around fairness and bias in data. 
The Interview - Elena Nardi
Elena is Reader in Mathematics Education at the University of East Anglia and editor-in-chief of Research in Mathematics Education. She believes that sometimes we end up doing mathematics because of certain teachers, sometimes in spite of them – and ‘on the side’ she writes film reviews and does interviews for the Greek press.
Focus on...spirolaterals
Professor Frank Odds, invented the concept of a spirolateral in 1962 – when he was ‘doodling on graph paper during a not-very-interesting high school chemistry class’. Students usually enjoy creating their own spirolaterals, asking their own questions about them, and trying to reach some general conclusions.
The Teacher as Researcher: Personal Stories and Possible Structures
“I think I came here today expecting someone to say ‘This is research – you do it like this’.”
5 things to do
You have opportunities to apply for a £500 Royal Institution grant, or win a £250 prize for reporting an interview. There are reminders of a new NCETM microsite and a couple of ATM/MA meetings, as well as the most recent blogs from Secondary_Watch.
Subject Leadership Diary
It is part of a subject leader’s role to try to help all members of the department develop professionally.
Contributors to this issue include: Mary Pardoe, Richard Perring, Elena Nardi and Peter Ransom.
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