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Secondary Magazine - Issue 81

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Created on 24 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 15 March 2011 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 81Square dancers - photograph by Ivo Kruusamägi used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) licence

Welcome to Issue 81 of the Secondary Magazine. 


From the editor
Where can we find support for our efforts to develop learners’ self-esteem?
It's in the News! Big foot
A pair of size 21 trainers has been found at a petrol station in Derbyshire! Police are hunting high and low (though maybe not too low!) for the owner of the enormous Nike basketball boots. Denise Bostock, who works in the lost property office for the police said, “You just can’t imagine the size of the person who could fit into them.” It’s this statement that this resource explores, using the context of the shoes to make predictions – firstly, in a number sequence, and then using survey data. 
Focus on...square dancing
Symmetry, system, pattern, order, and relationships between them, can be discovered and understood within square dancing.
ILIM - ave atque vale?
Improving Learning in Mathematics – perhaps there is still time for Catullus’ sentiment to be reversed.
5 things to do
Perhaps you have not yet discovered the new Digital Technologies microsite, or heard about Regional STEM Centre events that you could attend during March and May. A Women in Mathematics day might prompt you to explore biographies of women mathematicians, write a biography yourself, or introduce your students to the remarkable mathematician, Sophie Germain.
Subject Leadership Diary
Subject leaders can enable PGCE student teachers to invigorate the entire department with their enthusiasm and questions, which in turn can provide opportunities for the teachers in a confident department themselves to question some of what they do and how they do it.
Contributors to this issue include: Mary Pardoe, Richard Perring, Peter Ransom and Jim Thorpe.

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Page header - Square dancers photograph by Ivo Kruusamägi some rights reserved
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