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Mathematics in School Archive Articles

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Volume 1 No 1

p2

J T Combridge

The rise of The Mathematical Association, 1871-1897

Volume 1 No 2

November
1971
January 1972

p3

Mathematics and creative thinking

Volume 1 No 2

January 1972

p6

Christopher
Zeeman
J T Combridge

Volume 2 No 2

March 1973

p14

A problem story

Volume 2 No 5

September
1973
November
1973

p22

Geoffrey
Howson
Geoffrey
Howson
Frank Tapson

Volume 3 No 2
Volume 3 No 4
Volume 3 No 5

March 1974
July 1974
September
1974

p22
p24
p31

Peter Holmes
Barbara Grimm
Ramesh
Kapadia

Rules of thumb
Dominoes as a mathematical aid
Euclid was an Egyptian Bourbaki

Volume 4 No 1

January 1975

p29

Who needs arithmetic nowadays?

Volume 4 No 3
Volume 4 No 5

May 1975
September
1975

p10
p26

Alan
Tammadge
Michael Holt
John Dubbey

Volume 5 No 1
Volume 5 No 4

January 1976
September
1976
November
1976

p22
p2

Mike Price
Tim New

Understanding mathematics: a perennial problem, part 2


Straw & thread models

p15

Margaret
Brown and
Dietmar

Is it an add, miss?, part 1

Volume 2 No 6

Volume 5 No 5

p2

The Mathematical Association reaches its first century

Worth repeating
Mining for numbers: a heuristic approach to some prime
number work

Ramanujan
Mathematics of ancient Egypt

Kchemann
Volume 6 No 2

March 1977

p14

Professor Richard Skemp

p14

Michael
Worboys
Janet Duffin

Volume 6 No 5

November
1977
November
1977

p32

A R Nicholson

Mathematics and language

Volume 7 No 1

January 1978

p2

Geoffrey Matthews

September
1978
November
1978

p36

Michael
Worboys
Laurie Buxton

Volume 7 No 4

p29

Beryl Adamson

Understanding Fibonacci numbers

Volume 8 No 1

January 1979

p20

Interval talk

Volume 8 No 3
Volume 8 No 3

May 1979
May 1979

p2
p33

Douglas
Quadling
Stuart Plunkett
G N Thwaites

Volume 9 No 2

March 1980

p12

Childrens difficulties with single reflections and rotations

Volume 9 No 4

September
1980
September
1980

p4

Dietmar
Kchemann
Anita Straker

p16

Jay Graening

A rich miniature geometry

Volume 10 No
2
Volume 10 No
3

March 1981

p13

Kathleen Hart

Fractions

May 1981

p2

Rules in mathematics

Volume 10 No
4

September
1981

p2

David Gordon,
Gad Achiman
and Daniel
Melman
L Booth

Volume 6 No 5

Volume 7 No 5

Volume 9 No 4

A chastening experience

Four levels of understanding

Decomposition and all that rot


Some dangers in the concept of understanding

Identification of mathematically gifted pupils

Graphs in mathematics and science

Volume 11 No
1
Volume 11 No
2
Volume 11 No
4

January 1982

p2

Graham Hoare

March 1982

p2

Keith Selkirk

The Royal Institution Mathematics Master Classes for Young


People
Polar zenithal map projections

September
1982

p16

G N Thwaites

Why do children find algebra difficult?

Volume 12 No
1
Volume 12 No
2
Volume 12 No
5

January 1983

p2

Keith Selkirk

Simulation exercises for the classroom

March 1983

p17

Angel Gutirrez

An experience with M C Escher and the tessellations

November
1983

p10

Janet Duffin
and Harriet
Marland

Problem solving is more than solving problems

Volume 13 No
4
Volume 13 No
5
Volume 13 No
5

September
1984
November
1984
November
1984

p37

Derek Sleeman

Solving linear algebraic equations

p23

Tony Orton

Understanding rate of change

p34

Rod Clarkson

League tables

Volume 14 No
1
Volume 14 No
4
Volume 14 No
5

January 1985

p16

Mike Smith

Clarification or confusion?

September
1985
November
1985

p31

Michael
Cornelius
Michael
Cornelius

From Jeffrey Report to Cockcroft Report, part 1

Volume 15 No
1
Volume 15 No
4
Volume 15 No
5

January 1986

p2

Paul Ernest

September
1986
November
1986

p2

Anita Straker

Games: a rationale for their use in the teaching of


mathematics in school
Procedures and algorithms in primary mathematics

p24

Mire Rodgers

The baby and the whale

p28

From Jeffrey Report to Cockcroft Report, part 2

Volume 16 No
1
Volume 16 No
2
Volume 16 No
5

January 1987

p20

Dave Kirkby

Maths games workshop, part 3

March 1987

p39

Doug French

Mental methods in mathematics

November
1987

p30

Kathleen Hart

Childrens mathematical frameworks: subtraction

Volume 17 No
2

March 1988

p27

Teaching computational estimation

Volume 17 No
3
Volume 17 No
4

May 1988

p32

John Poulter
and Derek
Haylock
M D Savage

September
1988

p45

Warwick
Sawyer

Algebra: a vital ingredient

Volume 18 No
1
Volume 18 No
2
Volume 18 No
5

January 1989

p12

Don Steward

Prerequisites

March 1989

p6

Vision in elementary mathematics

November
1989

p33

Warwick
Sawyer
Robert Smith

Volume 19 No
2
Volume 19 No
4
Volume 19 No
5

March 1990

p29

Robert Fakler

September
1990
November
1990

p18

Tony Gardiner

Geometrical probability as a source of examples for


elementary probability theorems
It all depends what you mean by able

p46

Mark Twells

Centrifugal force?

Volume 20 No
2
Volume 20 No
3
Volume 20 No
5

March 1991

p7

May 1991

p12

Bernard
Oldfield
Ian Brown

Games in the learning of mathematics 2: games to stimulate


mathematical discussion
Sneaky numbers: a source of investigations

November
1991

p12

Dick Stanley,
Uri Treisman

Paired weighings

Centrifugal force: fact or fiction?

Whats going on in their heads?

and Harris
Shultz
Volume 21 No
1
Volume 21 No
2
Volume 21 No
4

January 1992

p2

Martin Hansen

Mind probe

March 1992

p42

Keith Selkirk

Old Glory: a practical investigation into pattern

September
1992

p28

Keith Austin

Logic, language and lists

Volume 22 No
1
Volume 22 No
3
Volume 22 No
4

January 1993

p6

Pendulums go non-parametric!

May 1993

p30

Mary
Rouncefield
John Else

September
1993

p15

John Bradshaw

Impure maths: simultaneous equations and dirigible airframes

Volume 23 No
1
Volume 23 No
3
Volume 23 No
5

January 1994

p23

John Brundan

Domino tiling

May 1994

p44

November
1994

p38

Donald
Eperson
Debby Jeaco

Educating a mathematical genius: Alan Turing at Sherborne


School
Cracking mathematics through drama: Years 7 to 13

Volume 24 No
1

January 1995

p2

When is a strategy mathematical?

Volume 24 No
2
Volume 24 No
3

March 1995

p8

Tony Gardiner
and Boris
Klebanov
John Parker

May 1995

p16

Joe Watson

Why proof?

Volume 25 No
1
Volume 25 No
2

January 1996

p2

Ian Stewart

It could be you but it wont be me

March 1996

p37

B S Beevers

Getting it right

Structures: a cross-curricular theme

Continued fractions

Volume 25 No
5

November
1996

p6

Donald
Eperson

Memories of a mathematician

Volume 26 No
1
Volume 26 No
3
Volume 26 No
5

January 1997

p14

Frank Tapson

Watch your mathematical language!

May 1997

p2

Mathematics as history

November
1997

p20

Warwick
Sawyer
John Siret

Volume 27 No
1
Volume 27 No
4
Volume 27 No
5

January 1998

p40

Melissa Rodd

Division: cultural expectations and cognitive capabilities

September
1998
November
1998

p2

Eleanor Robson

Counting in cuneiform

p8

Peter Ransom

Time for some mathematics

Volume 28 No
1
Volume 28 No
1
Volume 28 No
2

January 1999

p15

David McLaren

Follow the yellow brick road

January 1999

p35

Geoff Giles

What are the factors of 899?

March 1999

p6

Doug French

Up and over

Volume 29 No
1

January 2000

p2

Matisse mathematics, paper dolls and transformational


geometry

Volume 29 No
3
Volume 29 No
5

May 2000

p29

Lynda Colgan
and Nathalie
Sinclair
David Crawford

November
2000

p27

Paul Andrews
and Anne
Sinkinson

Pyramids and an entitlement curriculum

Volume 30 No
1
Volume 30 No

January 2001

p4

Sue Waring

March 2001

p22

Brian Bolt

Proof is back ( a proof-orientated approach to school


mathematics)
Geometrical applications

Investigating Braille

Mathematics and magic: the case for card tricks

2
Volume 30 No
4

September
2001

p2

Robin Bevan

Boys, girls and mathematics; Beginning to learn from the


gender debate

Volume 31 No
2
Volume 31 No
5
Volume 31 No
5

March 2002

p9

A sequence of problems

November
2002
November
2002

p16

Zoltan Paul
Dienes
Paul Andrews

p42

Gordon Moore

What do you mean, youve forgotten! An investigation into


mathematics and memory

Volume 32 No
1
Volume 32 No
2
Volume 32 No
4

January 2003

p2

Simon Singh

The history of cryptography

March 2003

p11

Angle at the centre: taking a point for a walk

September
2003

p16

Dietmar
Kchemann
Peter Huckstep

Volume 33 No
3
Volume 33 No
4
Volume 33 No
5

May 2004

p5

Robin Bevan

When the textbook exercise doesnt meet your needs

September
2004
November
2004

p2

Can problem context be an obstacle to proof?

p22

Bharath
Sriraman
Hilary Evens
and Jenny
Houssart

Volume 34 No
1
Volume 34 No
2
Volume 34 No
5

January 2005

p16

John Rigby

A Turkish interlacing pattern and the golden ratio

March 2005

p26

Pamela Morino

Dialogue in mathematics is it important?

November
2005

p8

Doug French

Double, double, double

Volume 35 No
3
Volume 35 No

May 2006

p15

But I know ... I just need to look up a bit

September

p25

Svetlana
Zhudikova
S Rowlands

Angle measurement: an opportunity for equity

Why should I learn algebra/ Ive no intention of going there!

Quick ways, sure ways and shortcuts

Proof, reasoning, abstraction and transformative events

4
Volume 35 No
5

2006
November
2006

p4

Volume 36 No
1
Volume 36 No
3
Volume 36 No
5

January 2007

p16

May 2007

p22

November
2007

p8

Volume 37 No
1
Volume 37 No
4
Volume 37 No
5

January 2008

p2

September
2008
November
2008

Volume 38 No
2
Volume 38 No
4

and R Carson
Damon L. Bahr

Creating performance assessment in secondary mathematics


classrooms

Taheer
Kasmani
Mary Ann
Harasymowycz
Gareth
Boreland

Prayer maths

Mathematics, football and music

p31

Karen
Kitchener
Julian Parmar

p6

Michael Fox

Using the Geometers Sketchpad: Making your own tools

March 2009

p2

Tony Gardiner

Why maths to be taught

September
2009

p3

Teachers using ICT to help with hard to teach topics

Volume 38 No
5

November
2009

p17

Alison ClarkWilson and


Adrian
Oldknow
Hasan nal

Volume 39 No
1
Volume 39 No
3
Volume 39 No
4

January 2010

p6

Christian Puritz

May 2010

p2

Chris Pritchard

September
2010

p3

Tom Krueger

Use hundreds and thousands, not apples and pears! Helping


beginners make sense of algebra.
Creating and maintaining interest in the history of
mathematics.
The value of an engaging learning environment

Volume 40 No
2

March 2011

p32

Greisy Winicki
Landman

Maths & art: Activities for students


Tessellations, polyhedral and Eulers Theorem

The school photo problem

To graph or not to graph: The use of diagrams in problem


solving

Playing a board game and discovering patterns.

Volume 40 No
3
Volume 40 No
4

May 2011

p2

Roger Porkess

Modular A levels in mathematics

September
2011

p37

David Pagni

The mathematics behind the disappearing square

Volume 41 No
1
Volume 41 No
3
Volume 41 No
4

January 2012

p2

Sue Pope

The future for UK Mathematics subject associations

May 2012

p33

Stella Dudzic

Would you like to take a later flight?

September
2012

p4

Nick Simmonds

Binary counter and the stand-up-sit-down game

Volume 42 No
1
Volume 42 No
3
Volume 42 No
5

January 2013

p30

Martin Jones

How is mathematical language used in the classroom?

May 2013

p12

Danny Brown

Making maths fun

November
2013

p2

Elizabeth
Glaister and
Paul Glaister

Christmas with the Bernoullis

Volume 43 No
1
Volume 43 No
4
Volume 43 No
5

January 2014

p23

John Berry

Developing mathematical reasoning

September
2014
November
2014

p23

Michael Gilbert

p13

Dietmar
Kchemann

Who says we cant divide by zero? An introduction to the


concept of limits
Trig unhappy

Volume 44 No
4
Volume 44 No
5
Volume 44 No
5

September
2015
November
2015
November
2015

p3

An interview with Paul Stephenson

p3

Paul
Stephenson
Ruth Merttens

p3

Colin Foster

Questions pupils ask: Where does the third come from?

Textbooks from Shanghai and Singapore