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Secondary Magazine - Issue 128: Eyes Down

Created on 26 November 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 16 December 2015 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 128'Braun Paxette II' by Kurt Bauschardt (adapted), some rights reserved

Eyes Down

Asking pupils to decide if a mathematical statement or argument or chain of reasoning is true or false is a worthwhile and commonly-used activity. This particular example, given to a Year 7 class at the Nobel School in Stevenage, struck me because of the close attention to detail that the pupils had to pay. These divisions were both obviously true (which is what the pupil first decided, at the bottom of the picture), and only after looking again, and more carefully, did doubt set in!

Have you an example of a similar activity (perhaps an Odd One Out or an Always Sometimes Never question) that is similarly forensic?

If you have a thought-inducing picture, please send a copy (ideally, about 1-2Mb) to us at info@ncetm.org.uk with ‘Secondary Magazine Eyes Down’ in the email subject line. Include a note of where and when it was taken, and any comments on it you may have. If your picture is published, we’ll send you a £20 voucher.

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Page header by Kurt Bauschardt (adapted), some rights reserved



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