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NCETM Secondary Magazine, Issue 4 - 5 things to do this week

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Created on 26 February 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 29 February 2008 by ncetm_administrator


5 things to do this week
Each week this section of the Secondary Magazine suggests some things you might like to be thinking about over the course of the coming week. Contact us to share your ideas and thoughts on items you think we should feature.

1. Book a place on the NCETM National Conference: The Potential of ICT in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
In March the NCETM is holding a national conference, investigating the potential of ICT in Mathematics teaching and learning. Keynote speakers include: Professor Celia Hoyles, Director NCETM; Jim Knight, Minister of State for Schools and Learners; and Jeremy Roshelle, Director of the Center for Technology and Learning, SRI, California.  PLEASE NOTE: the conference is now fully-subscribed, although we are operating a waiting-list for places, please e-mail events@ncetm.org.uk if you wish to be added to this list.  A detailed report of the day's events, including details of discussions and findings, together with images from the day, will appear on this site shortly afterwards.
2. Try out some more ideas for Leap Year activities
Since it is a leap year with February 29th falling this Friday, consider visiting the National Maritime Museum website and looking at some of the features concerned with time.
3. Enter the Staffroom Monologues competition
If you’re an aspiring or budding scriptwriter who works in education, this week marks the start of the 2008 Staffroom Monologues competition. They are looking for new ideas, so why not combine some mathematics with ICT and enter the competition.  This year's Writer Judge will be Ashley Pharoah the British television writer, and co-creator of the successful drama series Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. From five winning scripts, two short films and three radio dramas will be made later this spring. For more information, including Top Tips and a sample monologue visit Teachers TV.
4. Share your thoughts and ideas about this Secondary Magazine
Visit the NCETM Secondary Forum  and take the opportunity to use this discussion forum to communicate your thoughts with other teachers. Share how you may have used any of the “5 Things to do This Week”, “Website of the Week” or ideas from the weekly articles. You can also contact the team here directly by email, or post your comments beneath each article.
5. Try a sausage you've never tried before
Go on, sample a new variety of sausage, there are nearly 500 sorts just in the UK!

Explore the Secondary Magazine
issue 4
5 Things to do this week
Professional Development activity
Website of the week
Secondary Magazine archive

Browse Secondary Magazine
Issue 1 Welcome to the magazine
Issue 2 How much mathematics?
Issue 3 Pecking crows?
Issue 4 Unusual hobbies

PD Activities
Self Evaluation
Why do we teach mathematics?
Learning mathematics in my school
Pathways and options at KS3 to KS5

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