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#1 paulpaulmcp@aol.com

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:27 PM

Does any one have any idea what as a secondary school we are supposed to be currently doing about NAC. We have a policy but what next....
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:30 PM

A year ago my secondary school applied successfully for the Basic Skills Quality Mark. To support our bid, I created an online portal dedicated to literacy and numeracy in each of the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum:

http://www.specialed...s.com/nc/basic/

Hope this resource helps. Please let me know if it does (or doesn't), as I value feedback. Although I have now posted half a dozen messages on Education Forum, I have yet to receive a single reply. I may be in Newcastle upon Tyne, but I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm also in Coventry...

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#3 John Simkin

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 10:32 AM

A year ago my secondary school applied successfully for the Basic Skills Quality Mark. To support our bid, I created an online portal dedicated to literacy and numeracy in each of the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum:

http://www.specialed...s.com/nc/basic/

Hope this resource helps. Please let me know if it does (or doesn't), as I value feedback. Although I have now posted half a dozen messages on Education Forum, I have yet to receive a single reply. I may be in Newcastle upon Tyne, but I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm also in Coventry...

David Wilson
http://www.specialed...ionalneeds.com/

Sorry about that. I am afraid we do not have many maths teachers on the forum. Maybe your contributions will change that.

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 07:40 PM

I am very interested in integrating music with maths. One model I have been working with recently is using the Fibonnacci series and relating this to musical pitch as a composing tool. If you have any ideas, please post them here.

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 02:13 PM

Although I have now posted half a dozen messages on Education Forum, I have yet to receive a single reply. I may be in Newcastle upon Tyne, but I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm also in Coventry...

Hi David

I was just changing my E-mail address and your message appeared on the screen. I hope somebody has responded to you -- if not, here I am.

My name is Gary Reid -- a retired head of mathematics in a school board here in Ontario. I am now teaching part-time at Seneca College [http://www.senecac.on.ca].

We recently changed the math curriculum for high school here in Ontario to the discovery/graphing calculators/geometry software/groups/journals approach. Haven't looked at your material yet --- but this "new" approach is a disaster for about 80% of the kids. Hence, it has not been followed -- although most of the textbooks are written that way. You knw, 800-page textbooks with lots of pix, political correctness -- and some mathematics buried somewhere.

Anyway, its back to school here tomorrow -- I will try to look at your material.

Sincerely,

Gary Reid
Sandford ONTARIO




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