M4 Magazine


March/April M4 Magazine

In this half-term's issue

This issue includes updates about our editable scheme of work for the new A level starting in 2017, and GCSE grading.

Our focus in this half term's issue is on outdoors maths. We share resources for out-of-the-classroom maths lessons. We also explore the maths behind stone balancing and an award-winning garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.

We are delighted to have three guest writers for this issue, each taking a different perspective on outdoors maths. Teacher Kathy Hodgson shares her experiences and resources used when taking maths outside. She says of this approach: "It makes things more alive somehow."

Professor Chris Budd OBE writes about the maths of rock formations in his guest article 'Let’s Rock!' He looks at rock folding, demonstrating how rocks deform in very much the same way as paper.

In his guest column 'Desert Island Maths' Dr Hugh Hunt explains that if he had to choose what to take on a desert island, he'd choose maths over music: "It's an endless pursuit and every problem opens up a new bunch of questions."

Carol Knight's classroom resource (at the end of the magazine) offers a starting point for some maths outdoors.

Sue de Pomerai, Deputy Programme Leader of the Further Mathematics Support Programme, takes us Site seeing this month, looking at resources for teaching and learning kinematics.

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The PowerPoint file can be downloaded below:

Maths Outdoors

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Previous editions

 

January/February 2017

January/February M4 Magazine

Teaching and Learning Resources

Number Systems and Puzzles

 

November/December 2016

November/December M4 Magazine

Teaching and Learning Resources

Can we spot a cheat?

 

September/October 2016

September/October M4 magazine

Teaching and Learning Resources
Simple Starting Points

 

July/August 2016

July/August M4 magazine

Teaching and Learning Resources
Summer Challenge 2016

 

May/June 2016

May/June M4 magazine

Teaching and Learning Resources
Forces

 

March/April 2016

March/April M4 magazine

Teaching and Learning Resources
Modelling in Mathematics

 

January/February 2016

January/February 2016 M4 (MEI Monthly Maths Magazine)

Teaching and Learning Resources
Problem Solving and Assessment

 

November/December 2015

November/December 2015 M4 (MEI Monthly Maths Magazine)

Teaching and Learning Resources
Maths and Art

 

September/October 2015

September 2015 M4 (MEI Monthly Maths Magazine)

Teaching and Learning Resources
Kinematics
Distance and Displacement Graphs
Displacement and Velocity Graphs

Crash course September/October problems - Solutions


July 2015

July 2015 M4 (MEI Monthly Maths Magazine)

Teaching and Learning Resources

Summer Challenge


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