MAV is proud to work with and be supported by many partners from industry, education, not-for-profits, and government. Without the support of such partners the MAV would not be the strong dynamic association it is today. MAV thanks all its partners and sponsors for their ongoing support.
In high demand across all industry sectors, the mathematical sciences are central to powering Australia’s STEM capability with the skills to drive new technologies and innovation. As Australia’s peak body - championing mathematics and statistics, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is a not-for-profit entity working with schools, universities, industry, philanthropy, government and the community to help shape policy and skill Australia for the future. Building engagement and capability, AMSI drives programs to strengthen the discipline and enhance its impact and role in Australian education, research, innovation and industry.
AMSI and MAV collaborate focusing on improving mathematics teaching and learning and increasing engagement for students. Together we drive innovation and change, and raise the profile and importance of mathematics in society.
The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) offers annual events, including the internationally recognised Australian Mathematics Competition, and enrichment programs that run over extended timeframes. Other activities help build students’ computational and algorithmic thinking and support STEM skill development. The maths and informatics Olympiad pathways offer students an opportunity to achieve excellence at the highest levels.
Problemo is AMT’s newest online offering for teachers that’s designed to help bring more problem-solving into the classroom. It has an extensive library of maths problems, all aligned to the Australian Curriculum, and each with enabling and extending prompts. You can easily search and filter the problems, as well as create lesson cards, problem sets and student quizzes for delivery online, hard copy or to display in class. Go to problemo.edu.au for more information.
AMT and MAV have an MOU, that focusses their collaboration on improving mathematics teaching and learning and increasing engagement for students around problem solving. Together we drive change, and raise the profile and importance of mathematics in society.
At anzuk, we place exceptional people in educational settings. We invest in teachers looking for temporary or permanent work, provide search and selection for executive level managers, recruit support staff and supply permanent and casual educators and support staff for early childhood.
Now operating between Australia, the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand, we can meet your needs wherever you are in your education career journey.
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anzuk are an annual partner of MAV, enabling MAV to run its annual conference and various other events.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) is an Indigenous-led charity. ATSIMA's vision is that ALL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDENTS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN MATHEMATICS. To achieve this vision, ATSIMA is creating new ways of teaching and learning mathematics that connects First Nations Australian histories and cultures with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. By transforming mathematics education for First Nations learners all students benefit.
MAV is a member of ATSIMA. MAV supports ATSIMA’s work through learning and collaboration to raise awareness of issues and opportunities in supporting First Nations Australians to be successful in mathematics and the opportunities that success creates.
Leading the way in mathematics publishing for Australian schools, Cambridge University Press Australia is committed to the future of education in Victoria. We strive to publish exceptional resources that reflect specific syllabus requirements and broader curriculum developments, while incorporating educational change and technological innovation.
Cambridge University Press are an annual sponsor of MAV, enabling the MAV to run its annual conference and various other events.
For decades Casio Education Australia has been committed to supporting local Australian mathematics teachers and students. We pride ourselves on our widely available resources including hundreds of free face-to-face workshops, freely available classroom materials and lesson ideas and of course, our user friendly technology. Casio Education Technology is inspired by Australian teachers for Australian students.
CASIO are an annual sponsor of MAV, enabling the MAV to run its annual conference and various other events.
For 30 years, Felstead Education has been delivering high quality, innovative and engaging educational programs for students. Our broad range of live performances, presentations, and seminars have been seen by over 250,000 students and teachers in close to 1000 schools in Australia, Europe, Asia and America.
Felstead Education started their relationship with MAV in 1988 with a long running maths stage show, ‘The History of Maths’. Felstead’s motto of helping students to ‘See maths from a different angle’ resonated strongly in schools leading to MAV supporting Felstead’s love of numbers and performance to produce ‘Famous Female Mathematicians’, ‘Maths and Cricket’, ‘Maths and Soccer’ a pilot for a TV series titled ‘Maths Secret Agent’, and now the latest production – ‘The Maths Show’. MAV is the primary sponsor of the ‘The Maths Show’ and has produced related support resources for teachers to use in the classroom.
Our vision is a strong Independent education sector demonstrating best practice, providing excellent outcomes for students and choice for families. In striving to achieve our vision we are helping Independent schools to continue providing the best possible education for the citizens of tomorrow.
MAV and Independent Schools Victoria collaborate on various projects and initiatives including professional learning to improve mathematics education and support schools across the independent sector.
The foundation works at a whole-of-community level and with groups at high risk of gambling harm, to influence attitudes, to promote safer gambling behaviour and to offer treatment and services to people experiencing harm from gambling. To address the growing normalisation of gambling, especially in sport, the foundation’s School Education Program helps students develop healthy and informed attitudes towards gambling and to build resilience to potential harm.
MAV and the foundation have collaborated since 2015, conducting research and developing a series of VCAL numeracy units to help teachers use maths to illuminate the myths of gambling and the importance of treating recreation costs like gambling as a lower priority when budgeting.
Maths Teacher Circles are professional learning communities that bring teachers and mathematicians/researchers together to do and discuss mathematics on a regular basis. This successful global model was initiated in Australia in 2020.
Visit http://www.mathsteachercircles.org.au to find out more.
MAV values the problem solving, and high quality professional learning for teachers that Maths Teacher Circles is able to deliver. MAV is a supporter of this initiative providing in-kind support to help ensure success.
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne is a vibrant and exciting place to study and work. The environment is supportive and student-focused and the variety of courses are challenging. The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is home to some of the world's most recognised experts, and staff research tackles the critical issues in education policy and practice. In the annual international QS ranking exercise, the School has consistently emerged top amongst all Australian universities, and amongst the top 5 in the world.
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Mathematics Education Group (MEG) is made up of a dynamic team of academics who engage with cutting-edge mathematics education research and who work with teachers to apply the findings in schools to facilitate students’ mathematics learning. In 2017, MAV and MEG combined forces to deliver an inaugural two-day primary mathematics education conference. After great success the conference was continued into future years, and is building a strong reputation for its innovative and quality program.
Both MAV and MEG plan to extend their impact beyond this event, with further projects that reach out to mathematics educators. Together the MAV and MEG add to each other’s individual impact, drawing on each other’s expertise to create rich experiences and events.
We seek to ease anxiety towards maths by normalising it at home in a way that's relaxed and playful. By empowering children and engaging their families and friends, we believe we can improve the educational outcomes of millions of children worldwide and help stem the global decline in maths participation.
Playlunch is leading a collaboration with MAV and leading researchers to develop a game-based platform that targets the antecedents that might lead to the occurrence of maths anxiety. Our focus is on the influence of families and peer-groups: a parent’s attitude towards their own ability in maths and how it can influence their children, and how children and their peer-groups respond to positive, collaborative engagement with maths outside of the classroom setting.
For more than 30 years, TI has been an active member of classrooms around the world, empowering teachers and inspiring students to succeed in mathematics and science. Through our calculators, coaching and classroom resources, TI EducationTechnology is transforming the way teachers teach and students learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. With our award-winning products, engaging lessons, real-time assessment and top-notch professional development, TI is leading the way in mathematics and science education.
TI are an annual sponsor of MAV, enabling the MAV to run its annual conference and various other events.
The Department of Education works with the Victorian schooling community to give every Victorian the best learning and development experience, making our state a smarter, fairer and more prosperous place.
DET leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both through government schools and through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.
Evidence-based approaches for effective numeracy and mathematics teaching from birth to Level 10, including lesson plans and videos of excellence in teaching and learning practice are collated in the Mathematics Teaching Toolkit.
After delivering successfully from 2015 to 2017, DET have funded MAV again through the Strategic Partnership Program for the 2018-20 Triennium. Using the DET funding the MAV are able to continue their maths camp for regional high potential students, and offer free online professional learning workshops, focussing on regional schools.
MAV is also proud to be working with the STEM Education Unit to develop resources and support activities related to the Victorian Maths Challenge, FUSE, the Birth to Level 10 Numeracy Guide, and the Mathematics Curriulum Companion. During 2019 and 2020 MAV is also delivering PD to DET MYLNS teachers in collaboration with Valad Solutions.
MAV would like to thank DET for sponsoring various events and supporting MAV members to improve their teaching and learning outcomes.
Supporters of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Maths Camp for Regional Students, funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training's, Strategic Partnerships Program:
Supporters of the Girls in STEM day
Thanks to the various partners that have supported this very successful initiative. To find out who is involved click here.