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# News

## September 2012

In this month's News you will find:

Professional Development Outcomes
Ranfurly Primary School
Evatt Primary School
Camberwell Primary School

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Two new cameos this month.
• A Stacking Problem is easy to state and easy to start, but not so easy to solve. Many students will come back to it over time. Some will stick at it until they solve it. There is a movement pattern to discover to achieve the transfer of the blocks according to the rules, and an Investigation Guide is included to help discover it. The guide may be used by student pairs, or in the whole class investigation situation.
• Chess Queens involves using multiple queens on a chess board to attempt to guard every square. Easy enough to do with 8 queens, but tougher with 5 queens, which is the main challenge on the card. Solving this is the tip of the iceberg. It isn't possible to guard all the squares using 4 squares, so, what is the maximum number that can be guarded? And if you can change the number of queens, what about changing the size of the board?

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Keep smiling,
Doug.

• Did you miss August News?
If so you missed information about:
1. Maths With Attitude: 2nd Edition
2. Gold! It's Gold for Potatoes
3. Working Mathematically with Infants
4. From The Classroom x 3
6. ...and more...

### Did You Know?

• You can find tasks coded by Year Level and Curriculum Strand in the Task Centre Catalogue (PDF file).

• The Activities link of Calculating Changes offers Content Finder & Year Level Finder tools.