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Primary Magazine - Issue 40

Created on 16 November 2011 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 July 2013 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 40Pound coins and houses, - photograph by images of money used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence


Welcome to the 40th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our history article links mathematics into the topic, Houses and Homes, we look at the art of Theo van Doesburg and focus on banks. Our CPD opportunity considers the teaching and learning of percentages and our ICT article explores the use of sensors and data loggers; It’s in the News! features the discovery of a Viking burial ship.  


Editor's extras
In this issue, we have news of the NCETM’s latest release: 'The NCETM 'essentials' collection: Guiding you to the right solution', and we take a look at a website which shows what children would have learned in mathematics 4 000 years ago. 
It's in the News!
We feature the news in October of the discovery of a Viking burial ship in a remote part of the west coast of Scotland. This would fit alongside any project that you might be doing on the Vikings. It also links well with A little bit of history in Issue 39 of the Primary Magazine.  
The Art of Mathematics
We look at the mathematical opportunities in the work of Theo van Doesburg, who was born on 30 August 1883 as Christian Emil Marie Küpper. He trained as an actor and singer, but decided to become a painter. His work provides fantastic links to shape. We hope you are inspired by his creations!
Focus on...
With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to turn our minds to spending and saving money and taking time to focus on…banks! Understanding money and how banks work provide children with the early foundations of financial capability. This article gives plenty of suggestions for activities to try out with children of all ages.
A little bit of history
In this issue, we look at ways in which to link mathematics into your history topic, Houses and Homes. This is a topic traditionally covered in KS1, but some of the ideas might inspire you to spend some time looking at this theme in KS2.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
We consider the teaching and learning of percentages. It would be helpful if you have copies of Teaching Percentages as a Multiplicative Relationship by Paul White and Michael Mitchelmore for staff to refer to during the meeting.
ICT in the classroom
We explore the use of sensors and data loggers in mathematics through problem-solving scenarios. 

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Page header - pound coins and houses photograph by Images of Money some rights reserved
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