M4 Magazine


September/October M4 Magazine

In this half-term's issue

Included in this issue’s Curriculum Update is Information about updated versions of AS/A level Mathematics large data sets. There is also information about Ofqual’s timeline of changes to GCSE, AS and A level; DfE and Ofqual consultations about changes to Functional Skills qualifications, and a call from Ofqual for evidence on benefits and risks of teacher involvement in exam paper setting.

The first edition of this academic year looks at using large data sets, and at visualising and understanding data, with some examples of (mostly free) data visualisation tools and resources for the classroom.

Guest writer Dr Hugh Hunt writes about Big Numbers, telling us not to panic about them – “The important thing to do when using big numbers is to relax on the detail”.

New MEI staff member Alistair Bissell takes us Site Seeing, looking at the Information is Beautiful website and also sharing “pure gold” videos of 1960’s mathematics teaching on the Madison Project website.

Carol Knight’s classroom resource (at the end of the magazine) looks at Making Sense of Information. This could be used in Key Stage 3 or 4 in order to flag up the importance of looking closely at information, particularly with unfamiliar representations. It could be used with A level Maths or Core Maths students to help them think about the sorts of questions we can pose and answer with large data sets, and also the questions that remain unanswered. There are also questions about what data would be needed and how it might be collected.

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Making Sense of Information

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Previous editions


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May/June 2017

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March/April 2017

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January/February 2017

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November/December 2016

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September/October 2016

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July/August 2016

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May/June 2016

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March/April 2016

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January/February 2016

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November/December 2015

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September/October 2015

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