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Secondary Magazine - Issue 88

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Created on 22 November 2011 by ncetm_administrator
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Secondary Magazine Issue 88

Welcome to Issue 88 of the Secondary Magazine!
As Christmas approaches, the decorations are up, cards being sent and you are preparing for a good break. This issue should provide some articles to interest and engage towards the end of a busy term. Happy Christmas!


From the editor - Developing higher-order mathematical skills
Did you think that 'painted cube' and 'max box' were tasks from the past? They feature in a new publication from the Welsh Government which is featured in this issue.
It's in the News!
This month’s resource uses the story of six Russian 'cosmonauts' who took part in an experiment to see how they would cope with some of the demands made by a return trip to Mars, as a context to allow students to practise some proportional reasoning. In reality, they never left Moscow. 
The Interview - Anne Haworth 
Anne Haworth is the subject leader of the secondary mathematics PGCE course at the University of Manchester. She recalls counting bottles in a milk crate as an early mathematical memory – reading this interview will illustrate how that early interest developed.
A resource for the classroom - Transforming shapes mark 2
This issue’s resource uses the Transforming shapes activity from the Improving Learning in Mathematics materials, revamped to suit a different group of learners.
5 things to do
We identify some Christmas resources, give suggestions for CPD events to attend at Easter 2012, and encourage you to buy a Christmas tree!
Tales from the classroom
Are always, sometimes, never activities part of your classroom toolkit? This ‘tale’ may make you think about using these activities to stimulate higher-order thinking in learners.
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