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Secondary Magazine - Issue 133

Created on 17 May 2016 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 24 May 2016 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 133'The exam' by Rune Mathison (adapted), some rights reserved

Welcome to Issue 133 of the Secondary and FE Magazine

This is may be our busiest time of year in school, but why not take a break from the exam prep, put the kettle on and settle down with some of these articles?

You might notice a few tweaks and changes to the magazine over the next few issues. In this issue we’re launching a new Classroom View feature - and be sure to click on the Qualifications and Curriculum link for an opportunity to pose questions to the exam boards.

Feel free to let us know what you think about these changes, by email to info@ncetm.org.uk or on Twitter @NCETMsecondary.


Heads Up
Here you will find a checklist of some of the recent, or still current, mathematical events featured in the news, by the media or on the internet: if you want a “heads up” on what to read, watch or do in the next couple of weeks or so, it’s here. If you ever think that our heads haven’t been up high enough and we seem to have missed something that’s coming soon, do let us know: email info@ncetm.org.uk, or via Twitter, @NCETMsecondary.

Classroom View
Dan Polak made the move from secondary to primary teaching. In this article he describes the way that his children are encouraged to develop their discussion skills and reflects on ways that we, as secondary teachers, might be able to build on this.

Sixteen Plus
How do you encourage your resit students to have the confidence to use what they already know when working on a problem? This article uses the context of angles in parallel lines to consider some ideas.

From the Library
What representations do you use to help students build a conceptual understanding of fractions? This article, reproduced from the January 2016 edition of the MA’s journal, Mathematics in School, explores the use of Geogebra to teach fractions.

It Stands to Reason
The Red and Blue boxes from the Shell Centre will be familiar to many readers ‘of a certain age’! In this issue we look at reasoning about graphical representations using these much loved resources.

Qualifications and Curriculum
Get involved with a new section of the magazine, with an opportunity to raise queries with the exam boards on the subject of the new GCSE.

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



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