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Primary Magazine - Issue 44


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Created on 25 September 2012 by ncetm_administrator
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Welcome to Issue 44 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue we feature the artist Heath Robinson, and we explore the mathematical possibilities of The Great Fire of London. Focus on... gives ideas for using a function machine, and Maths to share looks at fraction strips and cubes to enhance children’s understanding of fractions.

Contents

Editor's extras
In Editor’s extras we have details of a recently published document by Lynne Churchman, Number and Calculation Getting the best results, which you may wish to download and use with teachers in your school. We wish to remind you about one of the professional development opportunities funded by the NCETM, and we also give you a few fascinating number facts.
 
The Art of Mathematics
This issue explores the art of Heath Robinson, the ‘gadget king’. He was an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for his drawings of his complicated and outlandish inventions. If you have an artist that you would like us to feature, please let us know.
 
Focus on...
We focus on having fun with function machines. 34 years ago Steve Pratchett designed a function machine. In this issue we share his design and also the suggestions he gives for its use, both mathematically and across the curriculum.
 
A little bit of history
In this issue we look at the mathematical opportunities within the topic of The Great Fire of London. The fire happened on 2 September 1666 and was one of the most famous incidents in Stuart England. If you have any history topics that you would like us to make mathematical links to, please let us know.
 
Maths to share - CPD for your school
Following the fraction research looked at in the last issue we look at some research undertaken by a Mathematics Specialist Teacher who explored how fraction strips and cubes helped children in developing their understanding of fractions. You will need to print out copies of this research for colleagues to read prior to your meeting.
 
 
 
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