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Secondary Magazine - Issue 116

Created on 06 November 2014 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 20 November 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 116part of equation from 'It stands to Reason'

Welcome to Issue 116 of the Secondary Magazine

The days are getting shorter, but that’s no reason for maths gloom: you can ask your students to plot a graph of the times of sunrise and sunset and then try to predict the times for next week, or even to model the pattern they observe! This is the third edition of our refreshed Secondary magazine: let us know what you think, by email to info@ncetm.org.uk or on Twitter, @NCETMsecondary.


Heads Up
Here you will find a check-list of some of the recent, or still current, mathematical events featured in the news, by the media or on the internet: if you want a “heads up” on what to read, watch or do in the next couple of weeks or so, it’s here. This month there’s maths all over our screens (big and small), and we’ve included podcasts about Further Maths, short videos about women mathematicians, links to articles from ATM, and information about Bowland grants.

Building Bridges
The regular feature in which discussion of secondary mathematics topics draws out the inter-connectivity of the topics with preceding, succeeding or surrounding topics, in ways that will support and enrich your teaching in KS3 and KS4. This month: division of and by fractions.

Sixth Sense
Stimulate your thinking about teaching and learning A level Maths, with these monthly articles from Andy Tharratt (NCETM’s level 3 specialist Assistant Director). This month he writes about teaching mechanics.

From the Library
Want to draw on maths research in your teaching but don’t have time to hunker down in the library? Don’t worry, we’ve hunkered for you. In this issue you can be inspired by an article considering pupils’ understanding of algebra, The ‘algebra as object’ analogy: a view from school.

It Stands to Reason
Developing students’ reasoning is a key aim of the new KS3 and 4 Programmes of Study, and this monthly feature shares ideas how to do so. In this issue we think about developing algebraic reasoning.

Eyes Down
A picture to give you an idea: “eyes down” for inspiration.



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