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Secondary Magazine - Issue 92


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Secondary Magazine Issue 92Autumn Leaf in Nagasaki by Marufish some rights reserved
 

Welcome to Issue 92 of the Secondary Magazine (incorporating FE)

It’s that time of the year when the clocks are put back, the leaves change colour and the nights are long. As the October holiday (?) approaches, it is time to take stock of the first half term of the academic year and to think about those new classes. How well are they learning? What do I need to do in the coming months to excite, enthuse and interest my students? Perhaps this issue will give you some suggestions.

Contents

From the editor - NCETM 'Essentials'
The latest addition to these valuable guidance pages focusses on resources and CPD for those working with students resitting GCSE mathematics – there will definitely some ideas here that you can use for your learners.
 
A resource for the classroom - NEW Bowland Mathematics tasks
In the past few years, the name BOWLAND has become synonymous with high quality, free, mathematics resources. Have you used them yet? 
 
Focus on...learning from mistakes and misconceptions in mathematics
This issue contains the fourth in a series of Focus on... articles looking at an aspect of pedagogy in mathematics. Having an awareness of the typical misconceptions that pupils may have about mathematics, for example students believing that multiplying always makes a number bigger, can help you to tackle these areas as part of your classroom teaching. Here are some suggestions for further consideration.
 
5 things to do
The Olympic legacy, the new-look NRICH website and some stunning firework displays are all part of the 5 things to do in this issue. Be inspired!
 
Tales from the classroom
So how do you think about multiplication? Do you always have an image of repeated addition in your mind or are there occasions when the idea of scaling is more appropriate? Do pupils need both images? This Tale examines the case for using elastic bands in lessons…
 
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Page header Autumn Leaf in Nagasaki by Marufish some rights reserved
 
 
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