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Primary Magazine - Issue 58

Created on 20 November 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 24 March 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 58from 'The Dream' in the public domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/The Yorck Project
Welcome to Issue 58 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue, The Art of Mathematics features the artist Henri Rousseau. A Little Bit of History continues its series on inventions: in this issue we look at paper clips. Focus On... features an article on place value and Roman Numerals by Barbara Carr, and Maths to Share looks at addition.


Editor's extras
In Editor’s Extras we have a reminder of the NCETM PD Lead Support events and the growing NCETM suite of videos to support the implementation of the new primary curriculum. We also have a video clip of an amazing card trick.
The Art of Mathematics
In this issue we explore the life and work of the French artist Henri Rousseau, whose child-like paintings were ridiculed during his lifetime but are now considered works of genius. If you have an artist that you would like us to feature, please let us know.
Focus on...
In this issue we have the first of three articles by Barbara Carr on whether we really make the most of our wonderful number system. If you have anything that you would like to share, please let us know.
A little bit of history
This is the ninth in our series about inventions. In this issue we look at another important piece of classroom equipment – the paper clip! 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
In Maths to Share we look at the development of the column method for addition to ensure conceptual understanding and the importance of encouraging the children to look at calculations and make decisions on the most efficient methods to use to solve them. If you have areas of mathematics that you would like to see featured please let us know.

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Page header image in the public domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/The Yorck Project



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