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Primary Magazine - Issue 81: News

Created on 22 October 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 03 November 2015 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 81'all the news' by Robert Couse-Baker (adapted), some rights reserved


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Maths Festival at Science Museum

Billed as an interactive festival of maths, What’s Your Angle: Uncovering Maths, runs at the Science Museum in London for four days at the end of November, with one day (27 November) earmarked for school visits only. The idea is to invite visitors to become undercover reporters and investigate the creative and practical ways that researchers are currently using mathematics to solve problems and change lives. The free event is being held in partnership with the London Mathematical Society in celebration of their 150th Anniversary.

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Primary Mathematics Challenge

There’s still just about time for your school to participate in the Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC) run by the Mathematical Association, which this year takes place in the week beginning 16 November. The challenge, aimed at year 5 and 6 pupils, provides an opportunity to tackle a wide variety of problems in just 45 minutes. For more information and to enter your school visit the PMC website.

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Primary mathematics calculation guidance

Have you seen our new Calculation Guidance for Primary Schools, put together by the NCETM and teachers from primary schools taking part in the England-China project within the Maths Hubs programme? Since publication in the second week of October, it has been downloaded more than 13 000 times. It offers illustrated practice guidance, with examples, of how the teaching and learning of calculation can help pupils acquire deep and lasting understanding of mathematics.

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Developing Primary Professional Development Leads

A number of Maths Hubs are running programmes, this term and next, to develop primary teachers into leaders of maths specific professional development, what we call PD Leads. The courses involve two or three, separated days out of school, with interim tasks to complete. Find out more here.

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