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Secondary Magazine - Issue 95

Created on 07 January 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 22 January 2013 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 95Image: 'new year' by *Sally M* used under Creative Commons License, some rights reserved

Welcome to Issue 95 of the Secondary Magazine (incorporating FE)

Happy New Year! As we are getting used to the idea that it is 2013, did you know that:

  • the last time that a year had four different digits was 1987?
  • the last time that a year had four digits that can be re-arranged to be consecutive numbers was 1432?

The rest of this issue does not focus on mathematical trivia but does contain some articles to brighten up the start of a great new year.


From the editor - using data to raise standards
The recent publication of the RAISEonline reports enable you to put your 2012 GCSE results in a national context. What does the data tell you about achievement and progress in your school and what will you do about it?
A resource for the classroom - Always, Sometimes, Never
Making decisions about the truth of a statement is an effective way of promoting higher order thinking in pupils, so why not try this statement in your classroom... 
Focus on...marking and feedback in mathematics
This issue contains the seventh in a series of Focus on... articles looking at an aspect of pedagogy in mathematics. Marking books and providing the sort of feedback that enables pupils to make progress in their learning of mathematics is an integral part of our professional skills: you may write EBI (even better if) statements or write comments according to PAR (Praise Action Response). This article contains some different sources to stimulate your thinking around the area of marking and feedback.
5 things to do
Our 5 things to do combine mathematics research, implications for post-16 mathematics - and a free app with preparations for Valentine’s Day.
Tales from the classroom
How do you organise mathematics intervention in your school? This Tale considers the importance of well planned, regular mathematics classroom teaching in developing conceptual understanding of mathematics.  

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29 January 2013 17:35
In the documents section of this community https://www.ncetm.org.uk/community/201 there are some resources sent to NCETM by Alan Parr after reading this magazine. Do try them out - and thanks Alan
By Sue_Madgwick
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