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MAVlist 11:14

Folks,

Just a few weeks to THE mathematics education event of 2011; Maths IS Multi-Dimensional and it will be taking over La Trobe University on Thursday, 1 and Friday, 2 December! Haven't registered yet to join 2,000 of your closest professional colleagues? Well, by special decree, I hereby announce that the MAV will IGNORE the registration deadlines and keep the online registration system OPEN, especially for YOU (special decrees require lots of capitalised words for some reason). Get in quick to secure your spot at the conference. Go to http://registration.mav.vic.edu.au/Reg/ to register now. If you need a username and password contact the MAV office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 03 9380 2399. Oh, and don't forget that members who renew for 2012 by 30 November will be in the hunt for fabulous prizes at the celebrated Happy Hour draw - so visit http://registration.mav.vic.edu.au/Reg/login.php to rejoin the MAV for 2012, or, if you wish, you can complete your membership renewal at the same time as registering for the 2011 Annual Conference. Just click on the membership tab at the top of your browser screen. Anyways, here is some further mathematical news:

  1. Using Children's Literature to Teach Mathematics and English : A TEAM:P workshop
  2. Love or loathe MAV's journals? Take our quick survey and let us know what you like and what you don't
  3. 2012: Year of Mathematics Professional Development
  4. Maths. Surveying. Curly's Conundrum. Win a Handheld GPS!
  5. Mathematics typesetter sought
  6. Other maths related jobs
  7. Teach in South East Queensland
  8. Charlie Weatherburn and the flying Machine
  9. Mathematics Centre
  10. Professional Learning Flagship Program: Leading Curriculum Change
  11. Catching up with Burkard, Marty and the QEDCat
  12. Seven billion of us!

1. Using Children's Literature to Teach Mathematics and English : A TEAM:P workshop
Tuesday 15 and 22 November
Presented by Cathy Snowdon (VATE) and Jennifer Bowden (MAV)
Time: 4 - 6 pm
Cost Member $120, non - members $150 (for both sessions)
Book online at http://registrations.vate.asn.au;443/details/138

2. Love or loathe MAV's journals? Take our quick survey and let us know what you like and what you don't
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mavjournals

3. 2012: Year of Mathematics Professional Development
Our 2012 Professional Development calendar will be available at the MAV conference in a few weeks. Make sure you visit the MAV stand to get your copy (and pick up a couple of book and resource bargains to boot!).

4. Maths. Surveying. Curly's Conundrum. Win a Handheld GPS!
The MAV office loves the Surveying Task Force and their efforts in support of school mathematics education. Their latest initiative is a quick online student competition that closes on Friday, 11 November: Direct your students today to http://www.facebook.com/trysurveying?sk=app_165675160160302

5. Mathematics typesetter sought
Peter Cummins, Deputy Principal Curriculum (Secondary) at Leibler Yavneh College is looking for a person who can word process Maths Exam Papers. Interested? Know someone who can help out? Write to Peter for further details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

6. Other maths related jobs
Looking for mathematics education related work? You can do no better than starting your search at http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/employment.html, the MAV's very own search page powered by SEEK. Mind you, I noticed that the MathsType folk are busy recruiting at the moment, visit http://www.dessci.com/en/company/employ.htm for their pitch.

7. Teach in South East Queensland
You know, I have never said that to my friends. And the MAV Council certainly believes that everything should be done to keep the very best mathematics teachers in Victoria. Still, if someone has an offer that suits you, you would be mad not to consider it. Kim Alden, head of mentoring at the Benowa primary and secondary State schools on the Gold Coast reports that as part of a national partnership project she has negotiated a partnership with Griffith University and QLD DET to recruit exceptional post graduate students with significant studies in Mathematics or the Sciences in their undergraduate degree, to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Education supported by the Benowa Teacher Education Centre of Excellence. Get this, she reports that "Successful graduates of the program are guaranteed permanent employment in south east Queensland in public schools". You will find all the details at http://www.griffith.edu.au/education/graduate-entry-teaching/priority-employment-opportunities

8. Charlie Weatherburn and the flying Machine
Angela Kotsiras has suggested MAV members may be interested in Matthew Magain's talk given at the Tech Ed conference this year. His talk suggests that the pursuit of perfection is noble and worthy, especially for personal projects and challenges the notion that "perfect is the enemy of done". http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/Tech-Ed-Australia-2011/KEY03. Angela and Matthew; thanks!

9. Mathematics Centre
You know that the Black Douglas always has something new for you. See whats cooking right now at http://www.blackdouglas.com.au/taskcentre/news.htm

10. Professional Learning Flagship Program: Leading Curriculum Change
This has GOT to be a great way to engage with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, display leadership at a local level, gain professional qualifications, possibly secure financial acknowledgement for your school AND at no cost to you! To see what the good folk at AITSL can do for YOU, visit http://www.aitsl.edu.au/leading-curriculum-change.html

11. Catching up with Burkard, Marty and the QEDCat
Tiling: http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=104
Even stranger tiling: http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=105
Sudoku: http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=106
Euler and e: http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=107
Ball of fire through to a fishful of dollars: http://www.qedcat.com/movieclips.html
Thanks boys! (Oh, alright and you too, QEDCat)

12. Seven billion of us!
The good folk at CSIRO, supported by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute are continuing to provide useful school based mathematics discussions in their monthly newsletter. If you have not subscribed already you will find it at http://www.csiro.au/helix/mathsbyemail/newsletter/newsletter.html

So, that seems to be edition 11:14 out of the way. I hope to see you all at the Annual Conference. Please do make sure you say hello. In the meantime, please send through any mathematics education news you feel ought be shared.

Cheers,

Simon

 

Simon Pryor

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
http://www.mav.vic.edu.au
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Maths is Multidimensional
Annual Conference & Exhibition, Thursday, 1 & Friday, 2 December 2011

 

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