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Primary Magazine - Issue 59

Created on 19 December 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 10 January 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 59'Pumpkin' by Joi, some rights reserved
Welcome to Issue 59 of the Primary Magazine. In this issue, The Art of Mathematics features the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. A Little Bit of History continues its series on inventions: in this issue we look at calculators. Focus On... features the second article on place value by Barbara Carr, and Maths to Share looks at subtraction.


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 news of workshops for Film in Education’s London Primary School Silent Film Festival, and a great video clip about Fibonacci numbers.
The Art of Mathematics
In this issue we explore the life and work of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, also known as the Queen of Polka Dots. If you have an artist that you would like us to feature, please let us know.
Focus on...
In this issue we have the second 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 tenth in our series about inventions. In this issue we look at another important piece of classroom equipment – the calculator! 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 subtraction to ensure conceptual understanding and the importance of encouraging 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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