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Primary Magazine - Issue 79

Created on 20 August 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 15 September 2015 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 79'Captain Conjecture'
Welcome to another issue of our Primary Magazine. This magazine has been serving primary teachers for 78 issues with a varied collection of articles related to maths education and mathematics professional development - all of which are accessible through the Primary Magazine Archive.


In each issue we have a selection of interesting and useful articles. New National Curriculum in Focus is dedicated to unpicking the new curriculum, which most schools have been following for a year now. In this edition we look in some depth at the recently-published NCETM materials to help teachers assess their pupils’ mastery of the curriculum.

This month, Where’s the Maths in That? looks at the concept of conjecture - a thinking and discussion skill not confined to maths classrooms. In particular we consider how the imaginary figure of Captain Conjecture, who appears in the new assessment materials, can help children flex their conjecturing skills in maths lessons.

Finally, Maths in the Staff Room provides simple plans for CPD meetings in your school to be led by a member of staff. These are short meetings that can be used exactly as indicated or adapted to meet the CPD needs of the school. This month we offer an idea for a meeting centred on developing reasoning skills in the maths classroom.

But first, we have a News section, bringing news from the NCETM and beyond to keep you up to date with the fast-changing world of mathematics education.



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