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Secondary Magazine - Issue 85

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Created on 16 August 2011 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 14 September 2011 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 85

Welcome to Issue 85 of the Secondary Magazine.
Back to school! It already feels as if that holiday never happened, doesn’t it? This month’s issue has plenty of good ideas to keep you in touch with mathematics for the new school year. 


From the editor
Following the articles about research in Issues 83 and 84, this article considers the web resources of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) and highlights some papers that may be of interest.
It's in the News!
This It’s in the News! uses a bee-bearding competition in China as a context for students to explore estimation and solve complex problems – and yes, bee-bearding really does exist! 
The Interview - Colin Wright
You may have seen Colin exploring the mathematics within juggling? In this interview he talks about his work and his passion for mathematics.
A resource for the classroom - Wound up string
If you have ever wondered how long is a piece of string, here is a problem to interest you.
5 things to do
At the beginning of the new school year, there are some suggestions to prepare you for the coming terms.
Tales from the classroom
What behaviours do we value in the classroom? How do we show these to our classes? This issue’s tale looks at a resource or two which might support students in developing the behaviours our teacher values.
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