To all school based MAV members; welcome back! Everyone at school will no doubt be busy getting term two programs up and running, so this will be a brief MAVlist. Expect the usual information packed missive in ten days or so. In the meantime, though, here are just a few items that simply could not wait:
- FREE Maths Master Public Lecture, Tuesday, 8 May 2012
- Maths + Stats E-mail
- Make It Count Network - Numeracy, Mathematics and Indigenous Learners
- The Maths Masters are Back …
- When too much sport is barely enough ..
- More than human
There is just a ton of mathematics education stuff waiting for you at the MAV web site. Games Days? MTQ? PD? Teach Maths for Understanding? Puzzles? News? Links? All round fun? It is all waiting for you at www.mav.vic.edu.au. Do yourself a favour and check it out. ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR GAMES DAYS, CONFERENCE CALLS FOR OPTIONS, MTQ 2012 AND THE LATEST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
AKA: MTQ registrations will be open from the beginning of Term Two http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/activities/student-activities/maths-talent-quest.html and 2012 Games Day Registrations are now open http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/activities/student-activities/student-games-days.html. Then there are VCE Meet the Examiner sessions from 17 April onwards, CAS Calculator sessions, Understanding Algebra afternoons, Australian Curriculum implementation programs, and some spiffing Maths300 programs.
2. FREE Maths Master Public Lecture, Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Remember the hail and storm on Christmas Day? Well, the training room at the MAV was pretty much rendered unusable. ANSVAR Insurance stepped up to the mark though and have refurbished the MAV Education Centre. So what better way to open up this freshly painted wonder could there be than to ask Dr Marty Ross to tell members about Idiot Wind: Climate Change, Freak Storms and Blowhards? Oh, and we will be slipping in a quick AGM along the way. In fact, this MAVlist is your formal notice that the MAV's 2011-12 Financial report is now online and available for all to read. All members are invited to the AGM to be held after Marty Ross has spoken. 5:30pm, Tuesday, 8 May 2012. You can find all of the details, the Financial Report, AGM agenda and how to RSVP at http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/about-us/mav-council.html
3. Maths + Stats E-mail
Sign your students up to this great CSIRO/AMSI resource. The current edition looks at 3D pictures http://www.csiro.au/helix/mathsbyemail/newsletter/newsletter.html
4. Make It Count Network - Numeracy, Mathematics and Indigenous Learners
Check out the work of these wonderful folk as they develop an online resource in Numeracy, mathematics and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander learners. Visit them at http://aamt-makeitcountnetwork.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
5. The Maths Masters are Back …
Term two. German numbers. http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=118. I wonder what awaits this Monday at http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=147&intversion=119?
6. When too much sport is barely enough ..
Tomorrow Sport is an online educational competition for students to compete for great prizes. Sign your class up today. Tomorrow Sport was developed with funds from the DEECD FUSE program. Check it all out at http://www.tomorrowsport.com.au/
7. More than human
What excites you about the future? What frightens you? How might the future change the way we live? And how might we change the way we live in the future? The Humanity+ - Future Science and Technology Conference to be held in Melbourne, 5-6 May 2012 http://hplusconf.com.au/ might just be the place to explore the possibilities about how future science and technology will transform us.
OK. Enjoy the start up to Term Two. Keep in touch and look out for the next MAVlist later this term.
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
Annual Conference & Exhibition, Thursday, 6 & Friday, 7 December 2012