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Primary Magazine - Issue 80

Created on 14 September 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 13 October 2015 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 80'80' by Steve Bowbrick (adapted), some rights reserved
Welcome to another issue of our Primary Magazine. This magazine has been serving primary teachers for 79 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.


This issue marks the start of a modest re-shape of the magazine’s content. Each issue will still have a central focus on the National Curriculum, but, given that it’s now in its second year, we’ve dropped the word ‘new’ from the section title. This month we look at planning for misconceptions.

Maths in the Staff Room remains as a vehicle for suggesting ways in which collective teacher discussions - both formal and informal - can form part of the ongoing process of professional learning, and help increase the effectiveness of maths lessons across the school. This may also occasionally stray into cross-curricular themes. This month is the first in a series focusing on understanding key mathematical structures.

A new monthly feature, Seen and Heard, will shine a light, via photographs and conversations from classrooms, on a specific example of the mathematics learning experience - the aim being to stimulate thought and questions about how you would react to similar events in your own classroom. This month, a written response from a year 5 pupil makes us think about how children understand improper fractions. If you have a photograph, or an account of a classroom conversation, that might stimulate similar thought, please email it to us. If we publish your suggestion, we’ll put a £20 voucher in the post.

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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