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Primary Magazine - Issue 36


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Created on 12 July 2011 by ncetm_administrator
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Primary Magazine Issue 36African mask, tree and Greek helmet
 

Welcome to the 36th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our article A little bit of history focuses on the Ancient Greeks, we look at the art of African masks and focus on trees. Our CPD opportunity considers the development of fractions in the EYFS and KS1 and our ICT feature explores the use of spreadsheets in KS1 in mathematics. It’s in the News! features the second part of our Olympics mini-series.  
 

Contents

Editor's extras
In this issue, we tell you about the mathematics opportunities on offer at the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral. We also have information about a recent NCETM conference, Developing Future Leaders, and more information about the new NCETM research microsite. 
 
It's in the News!
We feature the second in our two-part series about the Olympics 2012. We look at the timetables of the different events, the events themselves and where in the country they take place. 
 
The Art of Mathematics
We look at the mathematical opportunities of African face masks. This article provides great ideas for work on ratio, measurement, symmetry and the golden ratio.
 
Focus on...
We focus on trees, one of the Earth’s greatest resources. They keep our air clean, provide food, reduce noise pollution and make our environment look beautiful. Trees are also a great resource to explore in the classroom providing many mathematical opportunities for investigation.
 
A little bit of history
We are going cross-curricular once again and looking at some of the ways that you can link mathematics into a topic on the Ancient Greeks. If you are looking at this period of history, you might like to try out some of the ideas.
 
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue, we consider the importance of teaching fractions in EY and KS1 in a purposeful and meaningful way in order for children to develop a good understanding of basic fractions, such as halves and quarters, so that this can be built upon in KS2. You will need to print out copies of Fractions: difficult but crucial in mathematics learning and ask colleagues to read it before the session. 
 
ICT in the classroom
We consider the use of spreadsheets for number and algebra. As promised, this article lends itself really well to KS1, but many of the ideas can easily be adapted for KS2.
 
 
 
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