You are invited to a special public debate "That national testing distracts teachers from the business of teaching their students mathematics" to be held in the courtroom at the Old Melbourne Gaol on Tuesday, 12 May 2015.
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) in conjunction with the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) have organized a series of Professional Learning workshops to support the implementation of the revised VCE Mathematics study design (2016 - 2018). The revised VCE Mathematics Study Design, for implementation in 2016, can be downloaded from http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/futuresd.aspx
For more details on the workshops click here: http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/activities/professional-learning-opportunities/vcaa-study-design-workshops.html.To register: http://registration.mav.vic.edu.au/Reg/
The following courses are for those wanting to take up a career in teaching or those already teaching but want to develop their pedigree in mathematics teaching:
The MAV’s Made By Maths app is a comprehensive guide that explores mathematical beauty of key landmarks, structures and architecture in Melbourne.
Aimed at students and teachers to connect mathematical classroom learning with real world mathematics. Key mathematical terms are explained and explored through engaging and supportive graphics. The ability to take in-app photos of your journey and complete “Things to Do” challenges further enhances this learning experience.
MATHS ACTIVE SCHOOLS:
THE VALUE OF BEING ACTIVE
The MAV’s Maths Active Schools accreditation is a way to recognise and support schools who are effectively engaging their students mathematically. Drawing inspiration from the Cancer Council’s SunSmart initiative schools have at long last a way to show their community that they truly value mathematics. The program is up and running for 2014 and will be providing quality support to those schools who do decide to demonstrate that they are Maths Active Schools. More information.