Warm weather and netball and football finals. Ahhh September! For the MAV office this means VCE mathematics revision lectures http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/activities/student-activities/vce-revision-lectures.html and preparation for multidimensional mathematics at the December Annual Conference http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/activities/professional-learning-opportunities/mav-annual-conference.html. Mind you, for me it also means a new all-steel bicycle http://dazzlingbikes.com/2009/10/16/viva-papa/ to go with my new all-steel hip. I daresay September has additional special meaning for you, too. What unites us, of course, is an interest in mathematics education news. So, here is an update:
- Maths is Multi-dimensional, Annual Conference, 1 and 2 December 2011
- Games Days Volunteers Sought
- Breaking news: Mathematica Workshop
- Gathering for Gardner
- Teaching English and Mathematics in the Australian Curriculum, Friday, 21 October 2011
- Maths Masters: It's a fair cop
- Can we really count on Frank?
- Some months have 31 days. How many have 28?
- Faraday's Candle
16 extraordinary keynote presentations. Hundreds, hundreds of sessions to choose from. The Minister of Education. Uncertain December weather. Great food. 2,000 mathematics educators in attendance. Synopsis Book in the mail even as I write. It's back!!!! Please excuse the horribly long URL (security reasons says our IT techie), but registrations are now OPEN
Our TEAM:P partnership with the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English means we can bring you a great opportunity for primary school teachers to develop an understanding of the Australian Curriculum. Workshops will specifically focus on the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in both Mathematics and English, and a range of teaching and learning ideas along with relevant classroom resources will be explored. You can register now at what is quite possibly the most absurd (but safe) URL of all time:
Marty Ross and Burkard Polster discuss the implications of recent changes by VTAC to the way an ATAR is calculated for VCE students who attempt a university level enhancement course http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=101 and you will also find the index of all their Education Age articles at http://www.qedcat.com/archive/index.html. Then they offer up a little bit of Monty Python at http://www.qedcat.com/movieclips.html
Co-writers Jennie Marston, Tracey Muir, and MAV Professional Officer Sharyn Livy have just had their article accepted for publication in Teaching Children Mathematics http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=1352. It is great to have the work of Victorian teachers recognised by our colleagues in the United States!
So ask the mathsbyemail team at CSIRO who, along with their colleages from the Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute bring you
http://www.csiro.au/helix/mathsbyemail/newsletter/newsletter.html each month. There are lots of interesting classroom activities to do with the mathematics of the seasons this month.
Carly Siebentritt from the National Science Week Victorian Coordinating Committee writes to let MAV members know about (pun intended) "An entertaining and illuminating theatre performance - More than 150 years ago Michael Faraday saw beauty and wonder in the chemistry of a candle. His observations remain true today and the lessons are both simple and profound" Part of the Melbourne Fringe, this one hour theatre performance could light up your evening. All the details can be found at http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/faraday-s-candle
Please remember that http://www.mav.vic.edu.au will always keep you up to date with the latest mathematics education news. So, until edition 13,
Simon Pryor FSAE
Chief Executive Officer
The Mathematical Association of Victoria
Cliveden, 61 Blyth Street
BRUNSWICK VIC 3056
Tel: 03-9380 2399 Fax: 03-9389 0399
Maths is Multidimensional
Annual Conference & Exhibition, Thursday, 1 & Friday, 2 December 2011