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Secondary Magazine - Issue 87

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Secondary Magazine Issue 87Pythagoras and Phone. Photograph by Yutaka Tsutano used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence

Welcome to Issue 87 of the Secondary Magazine. 


From the editor - The NCETM 'essentials' collection
If you have ever struggled to find that page you are looking for on the NCETM portal, this new ‘essentials’ collection is for you.
It's in the News!
People queued overnight to make sure that they were among the first to own the latest offering from Apple, but which contract is best? This resource uses the launch of the iPhone 4S as a context to allow students to explore what a graph could mean and then to reason mathematically about which contract is most suitable for three different users. 
The Interview - Els De Geest 
Els is a lecturer at the Open University and says her passion is ‘to put research into classroom practice, and vice versa’. Els also describes herself as a ‘binge-reader’.
A resource for the classroom - Pythagoras
This issue’s resource is really a set of resources inspired by Pythagoras’ theorem which includes a YouTube video.
5 things to do
Some birthdays just pass me by, but the birthday of Benoit Mandelbrot provides the excuse to explore fractals. You can also begin your countdown to Christmas…
Tales from the classroom
So how would you describe good learning? Lessons that result in a page of nice ticks, or experiences that allow pupils to develop in depth understanding? Our ‘tale’ in this edition reflects upon quality versus quantity in the context of solving equations with the unknown on both sides.
Image Credits
Page header - Phone photograph by Yutaka Tsutano some rights reserved

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