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Secondary Magazine - Issue 97


Created on 28 February 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 19 March 2013 by ncetm_administrator

 

Secondary Magazine Issue 97Image: 'Mini Eggs' by wwarby, some rights reserved
 

Welcome to Issue 97 of the Secondary Magazine (incorporating FE)

97 is the largest prime under 100.

24 + 34 = 97
42 + 92 = 97

As Easter approaches, this issue aims to respond to some topical concerns and provide some items to engage you before the chocolate overdose kicks in!

Contents

From the editor - all change?
Do Michael Gove’s recent announcements about the proposed changes to the National Curriculum signify another change in secondary schools or does our holistic view of mathematics education enable us to accommodate these changes within our existing mathematics provision? Whatever you think, make your response to the consultation by 16 April 2013.
 
A resource for the classroom - Rich Starting Points
Having a resource that can be adapted for use in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 is such an asset for a busy teacher. This resource explores the ideas of doing and undoing by using arithmogons for number, algebra, logs, trig...
 
Focus on...revision
This issue contains the last in a series of Focus on... articles looking at an aspect of pedagogy in mathematics. How do your pupils revise mathematics? What do you provide in lessons to facilitate their revision? What does your department say about revision?
 
5 things to do
It’s hard to follow the animated factorisation diagrams in Issue 96, but this issue includes some origami, Google Science Fair, Beluga Maths and the ACME call for members – a selection of things to interest you rather than a list of things to do really!
 
Tales from the classroom
This Tale considers the Numbers Count programme and its extension to Secondary age pupils. Can all your pupils count forward and backwards in tens from any starting number? Do you have a Gareth in your classroom?  

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Page header - Mini Eggs by wwarby, some rights reserved

 
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