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Secondary Magazine - Issue 116: Eyes Down

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


Secondary Magazine Issue 116'point and shoot' by llreadll (adapted), some rights reserved

Eyes Down

Our monthly picture that you could use with your pupils, or your department, or just by yourself, to make you think about something in a different way

'square root clock'

This clock is a definite talking point! You could ask your pupils to:

  • explain the symbols around the clock face;
  • describe the patterns that the numbers on the same-coloured paper seem to have;
  • design their own clock face with numbers displayed in a “coded” way: KS3 pupils will like the challenge to do using only four 4’s and the basic arithmetic operations (so 1 = 4 ÷ 4 + 4 – 4, etc.), while older pupils could use more complicated expressions (e.g. 0.2-1 or 2log327).

If you have a thought-inducing picture, please send a copy (ideally, about 1-2Mb) to us at info@ncetm.org.uk, with a note of where and when it was taken, and any comments on it you may have.

Image credit
Page header by llreadll (adapted), some rights reserved



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