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  • Primary MATRIX News 14 December 2022

     

     

     

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    As we near the end of another year, we would like to acknowledge the incredible work of mathematics and numeracy educators, teachers, and leaders in 2022.

    You have done a fantastic job engaging students and pushing through difficult circumstances, and we applaud you. We hope that MAV has made your life easier and provided opportunities to learn, stay up-to-date, network, and share your experiences.

    As we plan for 2023, MAV is developing new ways to support you and improve opportunities for teachers to connect and share across the state. One such opportunity is MAV's Mathematics Educators Community - we look forward to seeing you all online when we launch in Term 1.

    If you'd like to know more or to put forward your expression of interest to join the community, you can do so by heading to our community membership page

    We hope you all have a restful and relaxing holiday break and we look forward to working with you all in 2023.

    Best wishes! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

    Registrations for the 2023 MAV Games Days will open on the 1st May 2023

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    More information available early 2023.

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

    Venue: In person at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
    Time: 9am to 3.50pm each day 

    Registrations open during late term 1 2023

    For more information head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

    For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23

    Location: TBC

    Date: Thursday 30th November - Friday 1st December 2023

    More information coming Term 1!


    Planning for 2023!

    MAV's Primary Resources provide a wealth of relevant and helpful links, activities, and resources that can be used to engage, advance, and improve student learning.

    Additionally, there are resources and opportunities that can assist you, the teacher, in developing your professional expertise.

    Head to our Primary Resources page for many great curated ideas to assist you preparation for 2023:

    • Warm ups
    • Rich tasks
    • Authentic tasks
    • Connecting with families and home
    • Planning resources
    • Assessment
    • Enrichment

     

    MAV's Primary Resources

    Help us make these pages great: If you have any suggestions about content or primary professional learning let us know. Send your ideas to office@mav.vic.edu.au.


    2023 MTQ and FLIP ChallengeYou can now register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ is an opportunity to develop students' mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy skills and knowledge as they engage in mathematical investigations.

    The MTQ aims to:

    • develop mathematical skills and content knowledge
    • apply mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world contexts relevant to student interests
    • build relevant financial literacy knowledge and skills from the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Economics and Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas
    • celebrate achievement and growth for all students 
    • reduce maths anxiety
    • provide opportunities aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, for students from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12

    Important dates:

    Starting now! Register your school!
    2023

    Your students can start working on investigations at any time in 2023! All resources will be open.

    Monday July 31st July 2023 Registrations close. Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal.
    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023 Online state judging
    Thursday 19th October 2023 MAV State Award Ceremony

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here.

    For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest.


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due!

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au  

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now

    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

     
       
     

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

    MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

    Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

    What this entails:

    • coaching,
    • modeled mathematics teaching,
    • whole staff professional learning meetings,
    • supporting professional learning teams, or
    • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

    MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

    Post a job:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

    Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV Employment hub

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news 


    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    MAV is calling for expressions of interest to host a regional conference in 2023:

    MAV usually runs two regional conferences per year in host schools:

    • For teachers of year F to 10
    • We co-design a program to suit your local context and needs
    • The school provides the venue, and MAV works with you on the set-up, catering etc and send a number of presenters to lead sessions
    • Local teachers can also present on areas of expertise
    • Events work best when surrounding schools can find a suitable date to collaborate and attend. We aim for around 100 people minimum at such events to make it viable
    • Participants must pay a registration fee to cover costs
    • Some regions align their PD days to have all staff attend for a Maths focused whole school and between networking and learning school experience
    • Previously we have held these at Warnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, Sale etc.

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school

    In 2023 we plan to host two events, one in term 2 and one in term 3.

    If you are interested to host an event for your local surrounding schools in 2023, please contact us by emailing the following information to Jen Bowden: j.bowden@mav.vic.edu.au:

    • School name: 
    • School address:
    • Contact name:
    • Contact phone number: 
    • Preferred term in 2023: term 2 or 3
    • Proposed date if known (if not we can discuss)
    • Any ideas re themes or content to be focused on

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    Mahler Lecture Tour - Professor Frank Calegari

    This year, Department of Mathematics and Physics of LTU will host one of the talks of the Mahler Lecture Tour organised by AMSI/AustMS (Australian Mathematical Science Institute/Australian Mathematical Society). Every two years, the AMSI/AustMS invite a prominent Overseas mathematician to tour Australia and to give talks in selected universities.

    Please see more details on the tour, and on the lectures in other universities here: 2022 Mahler Lecture Series - Research and Higher Education

    The details of the lecture in LTU are as follows:

    • Speaker: Professor Frank Calegari (The University of Chicago)
    • Day and time: Wednesday December 14, 5:30-6:30pm.
    • Venue: La Trobe University, Room TLC 214
    • Title: The Secrets of Pi (and other transcendental numbers)

    AMSI

    AustMS


    Survey - Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

    Deakin University is investigating how teachers perceive their role in creating effective learning environments in schools that serve under-resourced communities (Project Number: HAE-22-051). They are seeking teachers to participate by filling out this survey on how teacher and schools drive positive student outcomes in students with low socioeconomic backgrounds. The survey is designed to take less than 12 minutes. Your participation, or your sharing of our survey with your colleagues, is immensely appreciated! 

    Teachers wishing to share more of their views and experiences on this topic are invited to opt into an interview over Zoom, at a convenient time.

    If you can participate in an interview, please fill in your contact information at the end of the survey or directly email Melissa Schellekens at melissa.schellekens@deakin.edu.au.

    Survey: Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

    Deakin University

    For more information: This work is part of a research project conducted by Lynette Longaretti and Matthew Thomas at Deakin University who can be contacted at matthew.thomas@deakin.edu.au or lynette.longaretti@deakin.edu.au. (Ethics approval reference number: HAE-22-051).


    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation

    Talk Money is a free financial program teaching young Australians money lessons for life. Access free resources including lesson plans, posters, work sheets, fact sheets plus helpful external websites for teachers, students, and parents, all designed to help teach young people about money. This year, the Talk Money program will reach over 100,000 student bookings across 560 schools, with teachers supported by additional resources to teach financial education. 

    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation
     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Supporting teachers as financial educators

    Linear relationships activities to engage your students

    Teacher Staffroom Episode 42: Gaming in primary school

    Five principles for supporting struggling learners

     
       
     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 

    Helps parents promote place-value learning and positive attitudes towards maths at home. Each set includes 36 playing cards which show different and unfamiliar representations of numbers. There are eight starter activities in each set and ideas to help parents encourage mathematical thinking as players explain how numbers are built from their parts, compare and order different quantities and recognise equivalent representations.

    Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 

    120s Bubble Board

    Discover place value, skip counting, addition, subtraction and number properties with this durable ‘pop and learn’ 120s board. The double-sided board features numbers printed in ascending order on the front and descending order on the back.

    Measures 20.32 x 22.86cm.

    An activity sheet is included with each purchase of a bubble board.

    120s Bubble Board

    Bubble Board - Multiplication

    Learn multiplication facts with this durable ‘pop and learn’ multiplication board. Factors 1 to 10 are represented on both the vertical and horizontal axes with the correct product presented in the corresponding bubble. Pop bubbles as you practice and solve the equation. Bubbles on the reserve side are blank and can be used for creating visual multiplication arrays.

    An activity sheet is included with each purchase of a bubble board.

    Bubble Board - Multiplication

    Mapping My Day 

    Meet Flora, a precocious little girl who loves drawing, especially drawing maps - of her buried treasure, the breakfast table, the route to school, and more! Follow Flora and her family as she takes us through her day with maps.

    Learning to read and draw maps is a fun and interactive way for children to develop spatial thinking skills - how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving. Early exposure to map concepts can help foster this type of cognitive development in children and boost their math and science learning as they progress through school.

    Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information about maps and spatial concepts, as well as questions, games, and activities designed to encourage children's map-building skills.

    Mapping My Day

    Monster Musical Chairs

    Kids will love the story and the funny illustrations by Scott Nash. Parents and other educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding comparisons a breeze—as well as the concrete examples of how math works! The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives!

    Math skills are life skills, and the MathStart series supports success!

    The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-K–Kindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1–3; Level 3 is Grades 2–4. The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels.

    Monster Musical Chairs


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  • Secondary MATRIX News 14 December 2022

     

     

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    As we near the end of another year, MAV staff would like to acknowledge the incredible work of mathematics and numeracy educators, teachers, and leaders in 2022.

    You have done a fantastic job engaging students and pushing through difficult circumstances, and we applaud you. We hope that MAV has made your life easier and provided opportunities to learn, stay up-to-date, network, and share your experiences.

    As we plan for 2023, MAV is developing new ways to support you and improve opportunities for teachers to connect and share across the state. One such opportunity is MAV's Mathematics Education Community - we look forward to seeing you all online when we launch in Term 1.

    If you'd like to know more or to put forward your expression of interest to join the community, you can do so by heading to our community membership page

    We hope you all have a restful and relaxing holiday break and we look forward to working with you all in 2023.

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    VCE Mini Conference

    Date: Friday 10th February

    Venue: RMIT University

    For more information, contact our Secondary Mathematics Consultant, Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    VCE Meet the Assessors

    Date: Monday 20th March

    Location: Williamstown (venue TBC)

    For more information, contact our Secondary Mathematics Consultant, Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    Other VCE events, Term 1 2023

    A series of further VCE events both in-person and virtual for term 1 will be added to our events page soon. Stay tuned!

    Coming soon, visit the events page to see what is being added. https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    For more information coming soon.

    Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students

    Date: Monday 26th - Fri 30th June 2023

    Venue: Melbourne CBD (TBC)

    Applications for the 2023 Maths Camp will open February 2023 - more info here

    For more information contact Helen Haralambous, hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au.

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

    Registrations for the 2023 MAV Games Days will open on the 1st May 2023.

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    MAV23

    Location: TBC

    Date: Thursday 30th November - Friday 1st December 2023

    More information coming Term 1!


    You can now register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge!

    You can now register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ is an opportunity to develop students' mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy skills and knowledge as they engage in mathematical investigations.

    The MTQ aims to:

    • develop mathematical skills and content knowledge
    • apply mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world contexts relevant to student interests
    • build relevant financial literacy knowledge and skills from the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Economics and Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas
    • celebrate achievement and growth for all students 
    • reduce maths anxiety
    • provide opportunities aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, for students from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12

    Important dates:

    Right now! Register your school!
    2023 Your students can start working on investigations at any time in 2023! All resources will be open.
    Monday July 31st 2023 Registrations close. Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal.
    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023 Online state judging
    Thursday 19th October 2023 MAV State Award Ceremony

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

    Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

    What this entails:

    • coaching,
    • modeled mathematics teaching,
    • whole staff professional learning meetings,
    • supporting professional learning teams, or
    • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

    MAV Education consultants can visit your school as a one off, weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Secondary Mathematics Consultant, Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0437 752 300

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

    Post Jobs:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

    Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV Employment hub

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    MAV is calling for expressions of interest to host a regional conference in 2023:

    MAV usually runs two regional conferences per year in host schools:

    • For teachers of year F to 10
    • We co-design a program to suit your local context and needs
    • The school provides the venue, and MAV works with you on the set-up, catering etc and send a number of presenters to lead sessions
    • Local teachers can also present on areas of expertise
    • Events work best when surrounding schools can find a suitable date to collaborate and attend. We aim for around 100 people minimum at such events to make it viable
    • Participants must pay a registration fee to cover costs
    • Some regions align their PD days to have all staff attend for a Maths focused whole school and between networking and learning school experience
    • Previously we have held these at Warnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, Sale etc.

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    In 2023 we plan to host two events, one in term 2 and one in term 3.

    If you are interested to host an event for your local surrounding schools in 2023, please contact us by emailing the following information to Jen Bowden: j.bowden@mav.vic.edu.au:

    • School name: 
    • School address:
    • Contact name:
    • Contact phone number: 
    • Preferred term in 2023: term 2 or 3
    • Proposed date if known (if not we can discuss):
    • Any ideas re themes or content to be focused on:

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    Mahler Lecture Tour - Professor Frank Calegari

    This year, Department of Mathematics and Physics of LTU will host one of the talks of the Mahler Lecture Tour organised by AMSI/AustMS (Australian Mathematical Science Institute/Australian Mathematical Society). Every two years, the AMSI/AustMS invite a prominent Overseas mathematician to tour Australia and to give talks in selected universities (and we are very pleased to be one of those!)

    Please see more details on the tour, and on the lectures in other universities here: 2022 Mahler Lecture Series - Research and Higher Education.

    The details of the lecture in LTU are as follows:

    • Speaker: Professor Frank Calegari (The University of Chicago)
    • Day and time: Wednesday December 14, 5:30-6:30pm.
    • Venue: La Trobe University, Room TLC 214
    • Title: The Secrets of Pi (and other transcendental numbers)

    AMSI

    AusMS


    VCAA study design for implementation in 2023 (Foundation Mathematics)

    The study design will be available to teachers from 2023 in preparation for the implementation of the new study. Additional resources will be added to the study design progressively as they become available.

    2023 Implementation:

    • For accreditation period 2023-2027 VCE Mathematics Study Design (Updated November 2022) for implementation in 2023.
    • Support materials - these support materials incorporate the previously known Advice for teachers.
    • VCE Foundation Mathematics (2023-2027) implementation videos

    You can find all of the updated Study Design information by heading to the VCAA website

    VCAA


    Survey - Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

    Deakin University is investigating how teachers perceive their role in creating effective learning environments in schools that serve under-resourced communities (Project Number: HAE-22-051). They are seeking teachers to participate by filling out this survey on how teacher and schools drive positive student outcomes in students with low socioeconomic backgrounds. The survey is designed to take less than 12 minutes. Your participation, or your sharing of our survey with your colleagues, is immensely appreciated!  

    Teachers wishing to share more of their views and experiences on this topic are invited to opt into an interview over Zoom, at a convenient time.

    If you can participate in an interview, please fill in your contact information at the end of the survey or directly email Melissa Schellekens at melissa.schellekens@deakin.edu.au.

    Survey: Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

    Deakin University

    For more information: This work is part of a research project conducted by Lynette Longaretti and Matthew Thomas at Deakin University who can be contacted at matthew.thomas@deakin.edu.au or lynette.longaretti@deakin.edu.au. (Ethics approval reference number: HAE-22-051). 


    CS in Schools - FREE pseudocode resource for teachers

    CS in Schools is a charity dedicated to supporting schools and teachers with the teaching of coding and digital technology curriculum at no cost to schools, teachers or students. CS in Schools has been approached by a number of teachers looking for support in teaching pseudocode based on the new requirements within the Math Methods and Specialist Maths curriculums. To support these schools, they have built Successful Pseudocode, a short course for teachers and students to learn and understand pseudocode. This, as with all of our resources, training and support, are available to all schools for free.

    CS in Schools course materials can be found here: https://csinschools.io/courses/


    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation

    Talk Money is a free financial program teaching young Australians money lessons for life. Access free resources including lesson plans, posters, work sheets, fact sheets plus helpful external websites for teachers, students, and parents, all designed to help teach young people about money. This year, the Talk Money program will reach over 100,000 student bookings across 560 schools, with teachers supported by additional resources to teach financial education. 

    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Supporting teachers as financial educators

    Linear relationships activities to engage your students

    Five principles for supporting struggling learners

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

    MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES – Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources)

    Missed the VCE 2023 Study Design Conference? You can now purchase the recordings and all accompanying resources of the day for 2023 All studies,  which contains all videos and all resources from all four studies:

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • General Mathematics
    • Foundation Mathematics

    Each study includes sessions such as the 2023 overview, Sample Mathematical Investigations (SACs), Sample questions from the new content. Where new content has been added these resources are included, eg. Logic & Algorithms, Networks, Matrices, Proof & Number.


    PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource until the end of Term 1 , 2023.

     MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES 013 Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources)

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students - Number, provides introductory lesson tasks and offers enrichment and extension activities for higher achieving upper primary and lower secondary students to work above and beyond the normal mathematics curriculum and develop their higher-order thinking skills. Each book contains three sections: the first takes a scaffolded approach with three levels of instruction; the second encourages students to think broadly to solve open-ended problems, recognising that any such problem has more than one possible answer; and the third presents general word problems to build on and reinforce the link between literacy and problem solving. Detailed solutions are included.

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 2

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students - Number, provides introductory lesson tasks and offers enrichment and extension activities for higher achieving upper primary and lower secondary students to work above and beyond the normal mathematics curriculum and develop their higher-order thinking skills. Each book contains three sections: the first takes a scaffolded approach with three levels of instruction; the second encourages students to think broadly to solve open-ended problems, recognising that any such problem has more than one possible answer; and the third presents general word problems to build on and reinforce the link between literacy and problem solving. Detailed solutions are included.

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 2

    Seriously Fun Maths

    In Seriously Fun Maths, Dr Laura Tuohilampi changes the narrative of mathematics education into something fascinating, intriguing and something that touches every human. Based on her cutting-edge research she challenges the outdated ways of motivating students around maths.

    This engaging book provides teachers with research, resources and activities to teach a lesson a month. The rich activities are accessible to young students and deep enough for secondary students. Even adults!

    This book will help mathematics educators reflect on their skills of orchestrating mathematical discussions and problem-solving. They will learn how to increase students' engagement in ways that reduce stress-inducing expectations around what a 'good' student in maths can and cannot do. Teachers will improve their grasp of what's important - making mathematics a meaningful experience.

    Everyone will have serious fun while learning maths!

    Seriously Fun Maths

    WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

    Eddie Woo Super Sleuth is ready for action and mystery. With a mind for maths and a nose for adventure, he is about to skateboard into ... danger.

    When Eddie uncovers a potential clue to a century's old treasure hunt, he and his friends Rusty and DT are soon hot on the trail of this long ago, hidden treasure.

    Eddie must crack clues, scale a lighthouse, discover a hidden cave behind a waterfall and navigate hidden tunnels to stop the treasure falling into the wrong hands.

     

    WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

     

     

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    Registrations have now closed for MAV22 - for those that are attending, we look forward to learning with you this week! 

    If you are involved remember to tag us on our socials using #MAVCON

    Congratulation to everyone who has helped us pull this together, staff, presenters, the volunteer Conference Committee, and anyone else who helped! It's going to be great!

    We are also looking for two regional schools to host a regional professional learning day in their school - find out more below!

    Best wishes! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    You can now register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    You can now register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ is an opportunity to develop students' mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy skills and knowledge as they engage in mathematical investigations.

    The MTQ aims to:

    • develop mathematical skills and content knowledge
    • apply mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world contexts relevant to student interests
    • build relevant financial literacy knowledge and skills from the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Economics and Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas
    • celebrate achievement and growth for all students 
    • reduce maths anxiety
    • provide opportunities aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, for students from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au  

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

     
       
     

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

    MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

    Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

    What this entails:

    • coaching,
    • modeled mathematics teaching,
    • whole staff professional learning meetings,
    • supporting professional learning teams, or
    • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

    MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

    Post a job:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

    Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    MAV is calling for expressions of interest to host a regional conference in 2023:

    MAV usually runs two regional conferences per year in host schools:

    • For teachers of year F to 10
    • We co-design a program to suit your local context and needs
    • The school provides the venue, and MAV works with you on the set-up, catering etc and send a number of presenters to lead sessions
    • Local teachers can also present on areas of expertise
    • Events work best when surrounding schools can find a suitable date to collaborate and attend. We aim for around 100 people minimum at such events to make it viable
    • Participants must pay a registration fee to cover costs
    • Some regions align their PD days to have all staff attend for a Maths focused whole school and between newtorking and learning school experience
    • Previously we have held these at Warnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, Sale etc.

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    In 2023 we plan to host two events, one in term 2 and one in term 3.

    If you are interested to host an event for your local surrounding schools in 2023, please contact us by emailing the following information to Jen Bowden: j.bowden@mav.vic.edu.au:

    • School name: 
    • School address:
    • Contact name:
    • Contact phone number: 
    • Preferred term in 2023: term 2 or 3
    • Proposed date if known (if not we can discuss)
    • Any ideas re themes or content to be focused on

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase

    The Huddle is launching Game Day in 2023. Game Day is an Australian-first, immersive AFL-themed STEM excursion at the North Melbourne Football Club. The STEM challenges and student learning throughout the day are linked to the Victorian Curriculum and designed for students in grades 5 and 6. Also, the excursion is FREE!

    The Huddle is inviting MAV educators to a Showcase on Dec 8 at 4.30 pm to be among the first to experience elements of Game Day and witness the immersive technology before booking the excursion in 2023. The Showcase will be short and punchy, including light refreshments and a chance to network.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to nick.devereux@nmfc.com.au

    The Huddle can’t wait to see you at the Showcase! 

    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase

     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Teachers share their strategies for switching off during the holidays

    MathsTalk by AMSI - How to improve curriculum planning in schools: Ending the lesson lottery

     
       
     

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    Mapping My Day 

    Meet Flora, a precocious little girl who loves drawing, especially drawing maps - of her buried treasure, the breakfast table, the route to school, and more! Follow Flora and her family as she takes us through her day with maps.

    Learning to read and draw maps is a fun and interactive way for children to develop spatial thinking skills - how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving. Early exposure to map concepts can help foster this type of cognitive development in children and boost their math and science learning as they progress through school.

    Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information about maps and spatial concepts, as well as questions, games, and activities designed to encourage children's map-building skills.

    Mapping My Day

    A Remainder of One

    Hup, two, three, four! We're in the 25th Army Corps. Queen's count! Two, three! We are the marching infantry! Poor Joe! He wants to march in the parade, but every time the lines are uneven, he must stand aside. What's a poor bug to do? Joe is determined. He studies the problem, relining the twenty-five bugs in his squadron from two lines to three lines to four lines, until inspiration and fortitude result in five lines of five -- and Joe fits in the last.

    A Remainder of One

    Badges - In Lots of 100

    Badges can be bought at a special bulk price. The MAV will send you a mixed selection. If you require a specific assortment please phone the MAV.

    Badges - In Lots of 100

    Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Improving education in America is hard, because it doesn't have an education system...It has 13,491 of them. Dr. Dylan Wiliam is the world's foremost authority on formative assessment and has worked for years to improve the state of education in the US and abroad. Through his experience teaching in classrooms, leading schools, and directing research, Dr. Wiliam has found there is no simple solution to school improvement that works in every classroom every time-but there are district-wide measures that can improve the odds of success. In Creating the Schools Our Children Need, Dr. Wiliam breaks down the methods American schools use to improve, and the gaps between what research tells us works and what we actually do. Dr. Wiliam analyses the three real, implementable improvements that are proven to be factors in school success: Building a curriculum focused on developing knowledge Supporting a culture where every teacher improves Applying a framework for evaluating new district initiatives Solutions to the problem of improving education for our children require each school district to make smart decisions about what will make the most difference in their district. In order to create the schools our children need, district leaders must understand why what we're doing right now really won't help much, and critically, what we can do instead.

     Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

    Written by best-selling author and teacher educator, Tony Cotton, in collaboration with experienced Australian primary maths teachers, Jess Greenbaum and Michael Minas, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia combines pedagogy and mathematics subject knowledge to build teachers' confidence both in their mathematical subject knowledge and in their ability to teach mathematics effectively.

    Adapted for Australian pre- and in-service teachers, the book covers all the key areas of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, from teaching number and calculation strategies, to exploring geometry and statistics. Chapters deal with the teaching of mathematics in the Early Years; inclusive approaches to mathematics teaching, teaching mathematics using digital technologies, as well as assessment and how to teach mathematical topics across the curriculum. Learning is scaffolded by a clear chapter structure that includes starting points, big ideas, teaching points, portfolio tasks, chapter summaries and reflections, as well as taking it further sections to extend learning.

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia


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    Registrations have now closed for MAV22 - for those that are attending, we look forward to learning with you this week! 

    If you are involved remember to tag us on our socials using #MAVCON

    Congratulation to everyone who has helped us pull this together, staff, presenters, the volunteer Conference Committee, and anyone else who helped! It's going to be great!

    We are also looking for two regional schools to host a regional professional learning day in their school - find out more below!

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    You can now register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ is an opportunity to develop students' mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy skills and knowledge as they engage in mathematical investigations.

    The MTQ aims to:

    • develop mathematical skills and content knowledge
    • apply mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world contexts relevant to student interests
    • build relevant financial literacy knowledge and skills from the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Economics and Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas
    • celebrate achievement and growth for all students 
    • reduce maths anxiety
    • provide opportunities aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, for students from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

     
       
     

    Student Activities - still a little time to book!

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Excellent end of year and flexible student activity!

    Available to access until end of 2022

    Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

     

    Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

    Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

    Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au 

    Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

    Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

    What this entails:

    • coaching,
    • modeled mathematics teaching,
    • whole staff professional learning meetings,
    • supporting professional learning teams, or
    • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

    MAV Education consultants can visit your school as a one off, weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Secondary Mathematics Consultant, Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0437 752 300

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

    Post Jobs:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

    Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    MAV is calling for expressions of interest to host a regional conference in 2023:

    MAV usually runs two regional conferences per year in host schools:

    • For teachers of year F to 10
    • We co-design a program to suit your local context and needs
    • The school provides the venue, and MAV works with you on the set-up, catering etc and send a number of presenters to lead sessions
    • Local teachers can also present on areas of expertise
    • Events work best when surrounding schools can find a suitable date to collaborate and attend. We aim for around 100 people minimum at such events to make it viable
    • Participants must pay a registration fee to cover costs
    • Some regions align their PD days to have all staff attend for a Maths focused whole school and between newtorking and learning school experience
    • Previously we have held these at Warnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, Sale etc.

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

    In 2023 we plan to host two events, one in term 2 and one in term 3.

    If you are interested to host an event for your local surrounding schools in 2023, please contact us by emailing the following information to Jen Bowden: j.bowden@mav.vic.edu.au:

    • School name: 
    • School address:
    • Contact name:
    • Contact phone number: 
    • Preferred term in 2023: term 2 or 3
    • Proposed date if known (if not we can discuss):
    • Any ideas re themes or content to be focused on:

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase

    The Huddle is launching Game Day in 2023. Game Day is an Australian-first, immersive AFL-themed STEM excursion at the North Melbourne Football Club. The STEM challenges and student learning throughout the day are linked to the Victorian Curriculum and designed for students in grades 5 and 6. Also, the excursion is FREE!

    The Huddle is inviting MAV educators to a Showcase on Dec 8 at 4.30 pm to be among the first to experience elements of Game Day and witness the immersive technology before booking the excursion in 2023. The Showcase will be short and punchy, including light refreshments and a chance to network.


    If you have any questions, please reach out to nick.devereux@nmfc.com.au

    The Huddle can’t wait to see you at the Showcase! 

    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase


    2023 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM²C)

    An opportunity for secondary students to work as part of a team to solve a genuine, real-world problem using mathematics. Open to all Australian schools, the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) exists to support the real-world application of learning, build proficiency, encourage collaboration, and challenge students to use mathematics to make a real difference to the world around them.

    Operating in teams, comprising up to four students from the same school, the IM2C challenges students around the world to work together to solve a common real-world problem by devising and applying an original mathematical model. By mobilising students in teams, the IM2C replicates real-world conditions, requiring proficiency in mathematics alongside collaboration and contributions from different skill sets, perspectives and methods to achieve overall success. 

    Working together under the supervision of a team advisor (usually a teacher) for up to five consecutive days between 14 February and 27 March 2023, teams will enhance their mathematical modeling skills by unpacking the given problem, hypothesising, testing, and developing a working solution, before preparing and submitting a report on their solution to the Australian judging panel. Two teams will be chosen to represent Australia in the international phase of the challenge, with their solutions competing against others from countries around the world.

    For further information and to register, please visit https://www.immchallenge.org.au/

    2023 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMC)


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Teachers share their strategies for switching off during the holidays

    MathsTalk by AMSI - How to improve curriculum planning in schools: Ending the lesson lottery

     
       

     

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    MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES – Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources)

    Missed the VCE 2023 Study Design Conference? You can now purchase the recordings and all accompanying resources of the day for 2023 All studies,  which contains all videos and all resources from all four studies:

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • General Mathematics
    • Foundation Mathematics

    Each study includes sessions such as the 2023 overview, Sample Mathematical Investigations (SACs), Sample questions from the new content. Where new content has been added these resources are included, eg. Logic & Algorithms, Networks, Matrices, Proof & Number.


    PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource until the end of Term 1 , 2023.

     MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES 013 Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources)

    Algebra Tiles Australia - Tiles and Manual

    Many students need the support of concrete materials before they can move into more abstract representations. But how do you do this with algebra in the middle years? Algebra tiles use an area model to bridge from the concrete to the abstract by showing students various processes in a visual manner that can then be translated into symbolic language. Working with the tiles to build an understanding of integer arithmetic leads to the concept of algebraic simplification, including the collection of like terms. Solve linear equations. Use the tiles to show the distributive law when expanding, and in reverse to factorise. They even work with negative coefficients and quadratics! The tiles are made of durable foam, with different coloured sides. The accompanying book clearly explains their uses and provides a number of suitable examples. Discover another way for your students to construct algebraic understanding.

    Algebra Tiles Australia - Tiles and Manual

    Check the Clues E

    The 80 pages in full colour Check the Clues E book by Dr Paul Swan and David Dunstan offer schools a whole school approach to word problem solving using a co-operative group approach. The book has been designed to improve the students' comprehension of mathematics word problems, and to build mathematical understanding through problem solving and reasoning. Activities are free to be photocopied for your class. The Check the Clues series uses Polya's four step problem solving approach: understand the problem, devise a plan, carry out the plan and look back. Teachers are provided with the Australian Curriculum links, language (vocabulary), notes, answers and references.

    Check the Clues E

    Games for Maths Games Days

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) Games Days are very popular and a great way of engaging students through competing with like-minded individuals.

    The MAV often gets enquiries from schools either wishing to run smaller scale games days at a local or school level or requesting games days resources.

    In this updated 2019 publication, MAV has compiled a selection of favourite Maths game including an addition of four new games, some used in games days. Whether for games days or for general classroom use, the games are a useful tool in engaging all students. 

    The resource has been designed, with one game per page, so teachers can print the desired page as is.

    Each game has the same format, listing materials required, the rules and the aim of the game.

    Games for Maths Games Days

    Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

    The same five practices teachers know and love for planning and managing powerful conversations in mathematics classrooms, updated with current research and new insights on anticipating, lesson planning, and lessons learned from teachers, coaches, and school leaders. This framework for orchestrating mathematically productive discussions is rooted in student thinking to launch meaningful discussions in which important mathematical ideas are brought to the surface, contradictions are exposed, and understandings are developed or consolidated.

    Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms:

    • Anticipating what students will do and what strategies they will use in solving a problem
    • Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class
    • Selecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in class
    • Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning
    • Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned

    Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

     

     

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    Registrations close this Friday the 18th of November for MAV22 - don't miss out on booking your spot! With the option of both in-person and online involvement. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your peers who you may not have seen recently. Join us at MAV22 as we learn together.

    A reminder to all that membership for 2023 is due! We want to thank our members for your continued investment in MAV. Without your loyalty and support, we would not be able to continuously provide you with valuable benefits and actively develop our work in the mathematics community. Please contact us to join or renew as shown below. To continue supplying products, services, and support, we depend on your help.

    And lastly, the you may have heard the shock news of Derek Hurrell's passing. We want to extend our sincere condolences to Derek's family, friends, co-workers, and the Mathematics Education community. Derek will be missed by many. You can read about Derek's career in mathematics education here.

    Best wishes! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    MAV annual conference

    5 days left to book!

    Registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

    MAV22 will run from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022 and will be an in-person (at La Trobe University) and online conference with five keynote presentations on each day followed by a series of concurrent sessions across 20 rooms. 10 rooms on each day will be available to online delegates.

    The theme for MAV22 Annual Conference is ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’ and will focus on valuing mathematics across our education system and society.

    • Participants can register in person, online, or for one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
    • All registrations include access to all recorded presentations until November 30, 2023.
    • All keynote presentations will be available to both on-site and online attendees.
    • Rooms 1–10 are broadcast rooms that are available to both in-person and online registrants.
    • In-person registrants have access to rooms 11 through 20.
    • Sessions will be limited to 30 in-person registrants per session; reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment!
    • There is no session limit for online registrants, and they are not required to select sessions.
    • Once payment is received, in-person registrants will be sent a link to select sessions.

    The conference synopsis can be downloaded here, and more information, including registration, can be found here.

    Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

    Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au  

    Be a part of our member community!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

     
       
     

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

    MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

    Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

    What this entails:

    • coaching,
    • modeled mathematics teaching,
    • whole staff professional learning meetings,
    • supporting professional learning teams, or
    • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

    MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

    Post a job:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

    Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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    Economics + Maths = Financial Capability (Research report, November 2022)

    While the Australian government has invested in online teaching resources, teacher education as a financial educator has not been prioritised. School-based financial education is out of date and fails to prepare students for an increasingly complex and digitised financial world.

    This study looked at what could be done differently to ensure that teachers understand what and how to teach about finance across the curriculum. This new research led by REDI’s Carly Sawatzki and Jill Brown shows investing in teacher knowledge pays dividends.

    Read more on the research findings and download the report here: https://redi.deakin.edu.au/projects/economics-maths-financial-capability/


    NAPLAN National Report 2022 released

    On Monday 31 October, ACARA released the 2022 NAPLAN National Report, with results mostly stable at a national level from 2021 to 2022, apart from a decline in Year 5 numeracy and Year 9 spelling.

    When looking at average scores, most long-term trends since 2008 either show steady progress, particularly in primary years, or are stable. The exception is Year 9 spelling, where increases in the early years of NAPLAN are reversing.

    The NAPLAN National Report includes results at each year level and domain by state/territory and nationally, by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and remoteness.

     
       
     

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    2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference 

    This product is available now!

    MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

    All sessions are recorded with supporting downloadable materials available until 31 January 2023.

    With an opening keynote, 20 workshops and a closing panel, MAV education consultants and guests showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.

    For teachers of: F to Year 6

    2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference 

    Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

    King Arthur was a good ruler, but in this math adventure he needs a good ruler.
    Geometry is explained with humour in SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE FIRST ROUND TABLE, making it fun and accessible for beginners.

    What would you do if the neighbouring kingdom were threatening war? Naturally, you'd call your strongest and bravest knights together to come up with a solution. But when your conference table causes more problems than the threat of your enemy, you need expert help. Enter Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius. With the help of the carpenter, Geo of Metry, this sharp-minded team designs the perfect table conducive to discussing the perfect peace plan. Thanks to Sir Cumference, even the most hesitant will be romancing math.

     Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

    The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

    You’ve played the game…now read the book. Long ago in the Kingdom of Backgarden lived a fearsome warrior named ROCK. ROCK was undefeated in battle, and yet, he felt unfulfilled. So he went in search of a worthy opponent. Little did he know that at that very moment two more warriors were setting forth with the very same idea. When ROCK collides with SCISSORS from the village of Junk Drawer, and the ferocious PAPER, who hails from the Empire of Mum’s Study, an epic and hilarious battle ensues. And the rest, as they say, is history. A riotously funny new picture book from the author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons came Home, Drew Daywalt, and New York Times bestselling illustrator, Adam Rex. Suggested reading age 4+

    The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

    Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Improving education in America is hard, because it doesn't have an education system...It has 13,491 of them. Dr. Dylan Wiliam is the world's foremost authority on formative assessment and has worked for years to improve the state of education in the US and abroad. Through his experience teaching in classrooms, leading schools, and directing research, Dr. Wiliam has found there is no simple solution to school improvement that works in every classroom every time-but there are district-wide measures that can improve the odds of success. In Creating the Schools Our Children Need, Dr. Wiliam breaks down the methods American schools use to improve, and the gaps between what research tells us works and what we actually do. Dr. Wiliam analyses the three real, implementable improvements that are proven to be factors in school success: Building a curriculum focused on developing knowledge Supporting a culture where every teacher improves Applying a framework for evaluating new district initiatives Solutions to the problem of improving education for our children require each school district to make smart decisions about what will make the most difference in their district. In order to create the schools our children need, district leaders must understand why what we're doing right now really won't help much, and critically, what we can do instead.

     Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

    Written by best-selling author and teacher educator, Tony Cotton, in collaboration with experienced Australian primary maths teachers, Jess Greenbaum and Michael Minas, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia combines pedagogy and mathematics subject knowledge to build teachers' confidence both in their mathematical subject knowledge and in their ability to teach mathematics effectively.

    Adapted for Australian pre- and in-service teachers, the book covers all the key areas of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, from teaching number and calculation strategies, to exploring geometry and statistics. Chapters deal with the teaching of mathematics in the Early Years; inclusive approaches to mathematics teaching, teaching mathematics using digital technologies, as well as assessment and how to teach mathematical topics across the curriculum. Learning is scaffolded by a clear chapter structure that includes starting points, big ideas, teaching points, portfolio tasks, chapter summaries and reflections, as well as taking it further sections to extend learning.

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

    This text is targeted towards teaching primary and middle years mathematics units in the Bachelor of Education degree.

    Illustrates how children learn mathematics, and then shows pre-service teachers the most effective methods of teaching mathematics through hands-on, problem-based activities.

    Serves as a go-to reference for the mathematics content suggested for Foundation to Year 9 as recommended in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (ACARA, 2016), and for the research-based strategies that illustrate how students best learn this content.
    Presents a practical resource of robust, problem-based activities and tasks that can engage students in the use of significant mathematical concepts and skills.
    Reports on technology that makes teaching mathematics in a problem-based approach more visible, including access to ready-to-use activity pages and references to quality websites.

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally


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    Registrations close this Friday the 18th of November for MAV22 - don't miss out on booking your spot! With the option of both in-person and online involvement, this year will be better than ever. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your peers who you may not have seen recently. Join us at MAV22 as we learn together.

    A reminder to all that membership for 2023 is due! We want to thank our members for your continued investment in MAV. Without your loyalty and support, we would not be able to continuously provide you with valuable benefits and actively develop our work in the mathematics community. Please contact us to join or renew as shown below. To continue supplying products, services, and support, we depend on your help.

    And lastly, the you may have heard the shock news of Derek Hurrell's passing. We want to extend our sincere condolences to Derek's family, friends, co-workers, and the Mathematics Education community. Derek will be missed by many. You can read about Derek's career in mathematics education here.

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    MAV Annual Conference 2022

    5 Days left to book!

    Registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

    MAV22 will run from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022 and will be an in-person (at La Trobe University) and online conference with five keynote presentations on each day followed by a series of concurrent sessions across 20 rooms. 10 rooms on each day will be available to online delegates.

    The theme for MAV22 Annual Conference is ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’ and will focus on valuing mathematics across our education system and society.

    • Participants can register in person, online, or for one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
    • All registrations include access to all recorded presentations until November 30, 2023.
    • All keynote presentations will be available to both on-site and online attendees.
    • Rooms 1–10 are broadcast rooms that are available to both in-person and online registrants.
    • In-person registrants have access to rooms 11 through 20.
    • Sessions will be limited to 30 in-person registrants per session; reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment!
    • There is no session limit for online registrants, and they are not required to select sessions.
    • Once payment is received, in-person registrants will be sent a link to select sessions.

    The conference synopsis can be downloaded here, and more information, including registration, can be found here.

    Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

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    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

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    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

     
       
     

    Student Activities - still a little time to book!

    Careers in STEM

    An event for students in Years 9 and 10

    PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

    The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

    Date: Friday November 25, 2022

    Time: 9am – 2:45pm

    Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

    Cost: 

    • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
    • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

    Click here to register!

     

    An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

    Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

    These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

    Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

    The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Available to access until end of 2022

     

    Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

     

    Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

    Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

    Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au 

    Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

    Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

    What this entails:

    • coaching,
    • modeled mathematics teaching,
    • whole staff professional learning meetings,
    • supporting professional learning teams, or
    • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

    MAV Education consultants can visit your school as a one off, weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Secondary Mathematics Consultant, Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0437 752 300

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

    Post Jobs:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

    Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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    Economics + Maths = Financial Capability (Research report, November 2022)

    While the Australian government has invested in online teaching resources, teacher education as a financial educator has not been prioritised. School-based financial education is out of date and fails to prepare students for an increasingly complex and digitised financial world.

    This study looked at what could be done differently to ensure that teachers understand what and how to teach about finance across the curriculum. This new research led by REDI’s Carly Sawatzki and Jill Brown shows investing in teacher knowledge pays dividends.

    Read more on the research findings and download the report here: https://redi.deakin.edu.au/projects/economics-maths-financial-capability/


    NAPLAN National Report 2022 released

    On Monday 31 October, ACARA released the 2022 NAPLAN National Report, with results mostly stable at a national level from 2021 to 2022, apart from a decline in Year 5 numeracy and Year 9 spelling.

    When looking at average scores, most long-term trends since 2008 either show steady progress, particularly in primary years, or are stable. The exception is Year 9 spelling, where increases in the early years of NAPLAN are reversing.

    The NAPLAN National Report includes results at each year level and domain by state/territory and nationally, by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and remoteness.


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Stressful, narrowly focused and, for many, a bit pointless: Is it time to rethink year 12 exams?

    Why Equity is at the Heart of Wellbeing?

    From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming

    Pasi Sahlberg on transforming education: SCU Buzz podcast

    Former math teacher explains why some students are ‘good’ at math and others lag behind

     
       

     

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    MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES – Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources) 

    Missed the VCE 2023 Study Design Conference? You can now purchase the recordings and all accompanying resources of the day for 2023 All studies,  which contains all videos and all resources from all four studies:

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • General Mathematics
    • Foundation Mathematics

    Each study includes sessions such as the 2023 overview, Sample Mathematical Investigations (SACs), Sample questions from the new content. Where new content has been added these resources are included, eg. Logic & Algorithms, Networks, Matrices, Proof & Number.

    PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource until the end of Term 1 , 2023.

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    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

    Extension Mathematics for Higher achieving students is for students who need and enjoy the challenge of working with material which encourages the application of higher order thinking.

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students

    • to think creatively
    • to be flexible in the use of new ideas and approaches
    • to be fluent in the creation of an array of ideas
    • to elaborate on similar ideas
    • to be original in thinking of new approaches or new ways of seeing problems.

    The problems and tasks are based on the topic and concept areas studied in the upper middle curriculum with extra task to allow challenge, application and extension of ideas. Solving the problems requires each student to seek information beyond the classroom, modifying their thinking and being prepared to use and think of new approaches in unfamiliar situations. The tasks can be used as an addition to the teaching program where more able students can be directed to pursue challenges which require the application of a range of problem solving techniques centred on the topic being studied.

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

    Extension Mathematics for Higher achieving students is for students who need and enjoy the challenge of working with material which encourages the application of higher order thinking.

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students

    • to think creatively
    • to be flexible in the use of new ideas and approaches
    • to be fluent in the creation of an array of ideas
    • to elaborate on similar ideas
    • to be original in thinking of new approaches or new ways of seeing problems.

    The problems and tasks are based on the topic and concept areas studied in the upper middle curriculum with extra task to allow challenge, application and extension of ideas. Solving the problems requires each student to seek information beyond the classroom, modifying their thinking and being prepared to use and think of new approaches in unfamiliar situations. The tasks can be used as an addition to the teaching program where more able students can be directed to pursue challenges which require the application of a range of problem solving techniques centred on the topic being studied.

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

    The world's workforce will change significantly in the coming decades. Today's students need teachers to prepare them to thrive in a constantly changing world. In turn, teachers need leadership that encourages them to grow in their practice.

    Leadership for Teacher Learning explores the correlation between teacher quality and student achievement. Drawing from evidence-based research findings, distinguished author and leading formative assessment authority Dylan Wiliam clearly and concisely explains how formative assessment, when applied properly, helps create a structured and rigorous learning environment that increases student achievement. He also presents compelling research to give readers a clear picture of:

    • which changes in classroom practice are most likely to impact student achievement
    • formative assessment's use in differentiated instruction (DI) and response to intervention (RTI)
    • how to select and support group leaders to ensure productive collaboration
    • strategies to integrate formative assessment into teacher evaluation

    Tackling many of the toughest questions faced by school and wider leadership, Wiliam discusses why efforts to change classroom practice have been relatively unsuccessful. He then explores specific classroom tactics that tend to raise student achievement, illustrating how significantly a teacher's work impacts student learning.

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

    Footy Feud!

    Footy Feud! is an Australian football themed-card game:

    • Players are dealt numeric cards, and choose the highest value for scoring.
    • The objective is to have the highest score at the end of the game (played over 4 quarters).
    • 4 cards in the deck allow stealing or score multiplication.

    Do I need to know about Australian football to play the game?
    No, Footy Feud! has tested very well with people of all ages who have no interest in Australian football.
    If you are familiar with the Australian football scoring method it may make the game initially easier to grasp.

    View video of how to play:

    https://sportingchancegames.com/pages/how-to-play?_pos=1&_sid=56bd204c4&_ss=r

    Footy Feud!

     

     

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    This year MAV22 will be better than ever, with options for in-person or online attendance - please join us as we learn together. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your peers you maybe have not seen for quite some time!

    Also, membership for 2023 is due! Please renew as below, or contact us to join. We need your support to keep us moving forward in providing products, services and support.

    Please check out the other opportunities below, there will be something for every school to consider.

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    The theme for MAV22 Annual Conference is 018Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World019

    Online registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

    MAV22 will run from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022 and will be an in-person (at La Trobe University) and online conference with five keynote presentations on each day followed by a series of concurrent sessions across 20 rooms. 10 rooms on each day will be available to online delegates. 

    The theme for MAV22 Annual Conference is ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’ and will focus on valuing mathematics across our education system and society.

    • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
    • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
    • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
    • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
    • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants
    • Sessions will be limited to 30 in-person registrants per session - book now to avoid missing out!
    • There is no session limit for online registrants, online registrants do not need to select sessions
    • In-person registrants will receive a link after receipt of payment to select sessions


    Conference synopsis can be downloaded here and for more information including registering click here.

    Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

    The theme for MAV22 Annual Conference is 018Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World019

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

    New Memberships available now!

    If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

    For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

    For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

    New member benefit for 2023!

    A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

    Be a part of our member community!

    Membership renewals start now! 

     
       
     

    Student Activities - still a little time to book!

    Careers in STEM

    An event for students in Years 9 and 10

    The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

    Date: Friday November 25, 2022

    Time: 9am – 2:45pm

    Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

    Cost: 

    • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
    • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

    SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

    Click here to register!

    An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

    Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

    These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

    Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

    The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

    BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

    Dates & venues:

    • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

    Cost: Free

    Register here via MAV events

    The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

    Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

    For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Available to access until end of 2022

     

    Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

     

    Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

    Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

    Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

     
       
     

    VCE Revision Program - last chance!

    Do you use our very successful VCE revision package for students? Available in three VCE Mathematics studies: 

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • Further Mathematics.

    A self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course.
    Jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible until the end of the VCE exams.

    DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

    Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

    All course videos are delivered by highly experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. Students receive the most relevant and up-to-date information and tips based on where students typically make mistakes in exams. 

    Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

    VCE Revision Program - last chance!
     
       
     

    MAV Employment Hub

    Latest Jobs:

    VCE Algorithmics Teacher - Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

    Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.
    MAV Employment Hub

    Post Jobs:

    Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

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    Mathematics Teaching Toolkit - Numeracy Improvement Guide for School Leaders

    This Guide is designed to help school leaders catalyse change in numeracy and mathematics outcomes in your school, framed around the core elements and dimensions of the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes 2.0. This change is needed to ensure that every Victorian student leaves school strongly numerate and with the mathematics knowledge, skills, capabilities, and dispositions they need to support their chosen pathways and to make complex decisions in a mathematics-rich world.

    The Guide brings together new and previously published knowledge and research about excellence – and issues – in numeracy and mathematics education. In bringing these things together into one place, the Guide aims to provide coherence, as well as an agreed way forward for the system – about what works in numeracy improvement.

    You can check out the Numeracy Improvement Guide for School Leaders here.


    Calling Australian primary school teachers! Win one of five $50 gift vouchers

    Deakin University researchers would like to hear your thoughts about food and nutrition education at your school. Even if you don’t teach this, we would still like to hear from you. Complete an anonymous 15-minute survey and you can go into the draw to win a $50 gift voucher.

    Find out more: www.redcap.link/foodeducation

    Ethics approval: HEAG-H 127_2022.


    Looking for a fun-filled maths incursion for 2023? 

    The Amazing Maths Race may be some of the best fun your students have in maths all year!

    Let Felstead Education come to you and deliver an incursion that is:

    • Lots of fun  
    • Highly engaging and enjoyable
    • Encourages team building and cooperation
    • Packed with great maths challenges and puzzles
    • Designed to boost problem-solving and maths reasoning skills
    • Fully aligned to the curriculum
    • Easy to organise – we come to you and do all of the hard work
    Looking for a fun-filled maths incursion for 2023? The Amazing Maths Race

    The Amazing Maths Race is proudly sponsored by the Mathematical Association of Victoria, with a 20% discount available for members.

    To make a booking or to find out more, please contact us today.

    Visit: www.felstead.com.au
    E-mail: info@felstead.com.au
    Phone: 0402 223406


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - Maths Anxiety in Teachers

    Ratio activities to engage mathematics students

    Making Maths fun: Revision activities for students

     
       

     

     

    Check out some of our great resources!

    MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES – Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources)

    Missed the VCE 2023 Study Design Conference? You can now purchase the recordings and all accompanying resources of the day for 2023 All studies,  which contains all videos and all resources from all four studies:

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • General Mathematics
    • Foundation Mathematics

    Each study includes sessions such as the 2023 overview, Sample Mathematical Investigations (SACs), Sample questions from the new content. Where new content has been added these resources are included, eg. Logic & Algorithms, Networks, Matrices, Proof & Number.


    PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource until the end of Term 1 , 2023.

    MAV VCE 2023 Study Design; ALL STUDIES 013 Virtual Conference (video recordings and resources)

    Seriously Fun Maths 

    In Seriously Fun Maths, Dr Laura Tuohilampi changes the narrative of mathematics education into something fascinating, intriguing and something that touches every human. Based on her cutting-edge research she challenges the outdated ways of motivating students around maths.

    This engaging book provides teachers with research, resources and activities to teach a lesson a month. The rich activities are accessible to young students and deep enough for secondary students. Even adults!

    This book will help mathematics educators reflect on their skills of orchestrating mathematical discussions and problem-solving. They will learn how to increase students' engagement in ways that reduce stress-inducing expectations around what a 'good' student in maths can and cannot do. Teachers will improve their grasp of what's important - making mathematics a meaningful experience.

        Seriously Fun Maths 

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

    The world's workforce will change significantly in the coming decades. Today's students need teachers to prepare them to thrive in a constantly changing world. In turn, teachers need leadership that encourages them to grow in their practice.

    Leadership for Teacher Learning explores the correlation between teacher quality and student achievement. Drawing from evidence-based research findings, distinguished author and leading formative assessment authority Dylan Wiliam clearly and concisely explains how formative assessment, when applied properly, helps create a structured and rigorous learning environment that increases student achievement. He also presents compelling research to give readers a clear picture of:

    • which changes in classroom practice are most likely to impact student achievement
    • formative assessment's use in differentiated instruction (DI) and response to intervention (RTI)
    • how to select and support group leaders to ensure productive collaboration
    • strategies to integrate formative assessment into teacher evaluation


    Tackling many of the toughest questions faced by school and wider leadership, Wiliam discusses why efforts to change classroom practice have been relatively unsuccessful. He then explores specific classroom tactics that tend to raise student achievement, illustrating how significantly a teacher's work impacts student learning.

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

    Building Numeracy (Second Edition)

    Classroom intervention strategies to build confidence and competence

    Building Numeracy has been designed to assist all teachers, at all levels, to develop expertise and confidence in diagnosing student difficulties.

    This book uses evidence-based, peer-reviewed intervention strategies that help teachers to:

    understand how mathematical concepts and processes are constructed and connected
    overcome mathematical misconceptions and inappropriate ways of thinking
    plan and implement appropriate intervention programs to build students' competence and confidence.
    In addition to the numeration, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions screening tests from the first edition of Building Numeracy, this second edition also includes an early number screening interview and problem solving tests.

    Building Numeracy is an Oxford Teacher Reference title. The Oxford Teacher Reference series supports educators with high-quality professional resources to help deliver the best educational outcomes in primary and secondary mathematics. Led by research and written by experts in the field, this suite of stand-alone teacher reference titles offers comprehensive support across all areas of mathematics. Oxford Teacher Reference titles are fully aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and are supported by complimentary digital resources available online through Oxford Owl.

    Building Numeracy (Second Edition)

    More Problem Solving - The Creative Side of Mathematics

    Be prepared to slice through cubes, lick stamps and limit the number of aliens allowed on a space ship and along the way spot the patterns, make conjectures, move towards a result and just maybe develop its proof. Written in the same chatty, accessible style as the earlier Problem Solving (title also available from AAMT) the author suggests different approaches to the solutions of a number of familiar (and not so familiar) problems. The towers of Hanoi, tiling with polyominoes, an equi-probable dice game played between Archimedes and Zeno - each problem developing into a conjecture and then a generalisation. Readers are encouraged to leave the text to do their own thinking and then return either in triumph or frustration! Accessible to most secondary students with a knowledge of number and some basic logic skills and noting that a little bit of algebra is also helpful.  This book provides lots of opportunities for problem solving and reasoning.

    More Problem Solving - The Creative Side of Mathematics

    Footy Feud!

    Footy Feud! is an Australian football themed-card game:

    • Players are dealt numeric cards, and choose the highest value for scoring.
    • The objective is to have the highest score at the end of the game (played over 4 quarters).
    • 4 cards in the deck allow stealing or score multiplication.

    Do I need to know about Australian football to play the game?
    No, Footy Feud! has tested very well with people of all ages who have no interest in Australian football.
    If you are familiar with the Australian football scoring method it may make the game initially easier to grasp.

    View video of how to play:

    https://sportingchancegames.com/pages/how-to-play?_pos=1&_sid=56bd204c4&_ss=r

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      This year MAV22 will be better than ever, with options for in-person or online attendance - please join us as we learn together. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your peers you maybe have not seen for quite some time!

      Also, membership for 2023 is due! Please renew as below, or contact us to join. We need your support to keep us moving forward in providing products, services and support.

      Please check out the other opportunities below, there will be something for every school to consider.

      Best wishes! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
       
       

      MAV Annual Conference

      Online registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

      MAV22 will run from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022 and will be an in-person (at La Trobe University) and online conference with five keynote presentations on each day followed by a series of concurrent sessions across 20 rooms. 10 rooms on each day will be available to online delegates. 

      The theme for MAV22 Annual Conference is ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’ and will focus on valuing mathematics across our education system and society.

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants
      • Sessions will be limited to 30 in-person registrants per session - book now to avoid missing out!
      • There is no session limit for online registrants, online registrants do not need to select sessions
      • In-person registrants will receive a link after receipt of payment to select sessions

      Conference synopsis can be downloaded here and for more information including registering click here.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Valuingh Mathematics in a Changing World. Conference Synopsis

      MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

      Membership renewals start now! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au  

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Be a part of our member community!

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      MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

      Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

      MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

      Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

      What this entails:

      • coaching,
      • modeled mathematics teaching,
      • whole staff professional learning meetings,
      • supporting professional learning teams, or
      • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

      MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

      MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

      For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

       
         
       

      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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      Mathematics Teaching Toolkit - Numeracy Improvement Guide for School Leaders

      This Guide is designed to help school leaders catalyse change in numeracy and mathematics outcomes in your school, framed around the core elements and dimensions of the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes 2.0. This change is needed to ensure that every Victorian student leaves school strongly numerate and with the mathematics knowledge, skills, capabilities, and dispositions they need to support their chosen pathways and to make complex decisions in a mathematics-rich world.

      The Guide brings together new and previously published knowledge and research about excellence – and issues – in numeracy and mathematics education. In bringing these things together into one place, the Guide aims to provide coherence, as well as an agreed way forward for the system – about what works in numeracy improvement.

      You can check out the Numeracy Improvement Guide for School Leaders here.


      Calling Australian primary school teachers! Win one of five $50 gift vouchers

      Deakin University researchers would like to hear your thoughts about food and nutrition education at your school. Even if you don’t teach this, we would still like to hear from you. Complete an anonymous 15-minute survey and you can go into the draw to win a $50 gift voucher. Find out more: www.redcap.link/foodeducation

      Ethics approval: HEAG-H 127_2022.


      Looking for a fun-filled maths incursion for 2023? 

      The Amazing Maths Race may be some of the best fun your students have in maths all year!

      Let Felstead Education come to you and deliver an incursion that is:

      • Lots of fun  
      • Highly engaging and enjoyable
      • Encourages team building and cooperation
      • Packed with great maths challenges and puzzles
      • Designed to boost problem-solving and maths reasoning skills
      • Fully aligned to the curriculum
      • Easy to organise – we come to you and do all of the hard work
      Looking for a fun-filled maths incursion for 2023? The Amazing Maths Race

      The Amazing Maths Race is proudly sponsored by the Mathematical Association of Victoria, with a 20% discount available for members.

      To make a booking or to find out more, please contact us today!

      Visit: www.felstead.com.au
      E-mail: info@felstead.com.au
      Phone: 0402 223406

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - Maths Anxiety in Teachers

      Ratio activities to engage mathematics students

      Making Maths fun: Revision activities for students

       
         
       

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      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference

      This product is available now!

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      All sessions are recorded with supporting downloadable materials available until 31 January 2023.

      With an opening keynote, 20 workshops and a closing panel, MAV education consultants and guests showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.

      For teachers of: F to Year 6

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference

      Creating the Schools Our Children Need

      Improving education in America is hard, because it doesn't have an education system...It has 13,491 of them. Dr. Dylan Wiliam is the world's foremost authority on formative assessment and has worked for years to improve the state of education in the US and abroad. Through his experience teaching in classrooms, leading schools, and directing research, Dr. Wiliam has found there is no simple solution to school improvement that works in every classroom every time-but there are district-wide measures that can improve the odds of success. In Creating the Schools Our Children Need, Dr. Wiliam breaks down the methods American schools use to improve, and the gaps between what research tells us works and what we actually do. Dr. Wiliam analyses the three real, implementable improvements that are proven to be factors in school success: Building a curriculum focused on developing knowledge Supporting a culture where every teacher improves Applying a framework for evaluating new district initiatives Solutions to the problem of improving education for our children require each school district to make smart decisions about what will make the most difference in their district. In order to create the schools our children need, district leaders must understand why what we're doing right now really won't help much, and critically, what we can do instead.

      Creating the Schools Our Children Need

      The Animals Would Not Sleep

      Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

      With bedtime fast approaching, young Latinx scientist Marco wants to sort his stuffed animals into categories that will help them comfortably settle down. He observes, compares, and groups, but the animals refuse every classification. Finally Marco combines math with empathy to get the most important result: maximum snuggles.

      The Storytelling Math series shows that all children can be mathematical thinkers. Each book includes ideas for exploring math at home with your children, developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC Inc., under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

      The Animals Would Not Sleep

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      This book follows the success of Engaging Maths: 25 Favourite Lessons (“the Blue Book”) which continues to stimulate a lot of interest from teachers, mathematics leaders, and pre-service teachers alike. There are 21 brand new lessons, across Foundation to Year 8. This full colour volume with over 160 classroom photos encourages both physical and cognitive engagement, with lots of fun thrown in! Teachers can use Concept Cartoons to develop geometry understanding, enhance visualisation through Look Make Check Adjust, build mental computation through 4Up!, provide real challenge with Cubes in My Pocket, or head outside for Footy Angles. With Matt Sexton joining the writing team, new features include an extended introduction with topics such as rethinking ability (achievement) grouping, using enabling and extending prompts, valuing productive struggle, and the importance of recording. There’s also advice for School Mathematics Leaders on how they might use the book to facilitate teacher professional learning. Each lesson has a section on Possible Assessment Strategies to help make assessment work for teachers. The Going Further section provides ideas on additional investigations which can potentially build on what has happened during the lesson. More engaging maths? Yes please!

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 1

      This publication provides tried and tested activities that can result in enjoyable, exciting and rewarding mathematical moments for students. The activities support individual, partner, small and large group applications, falling into two categories of spatial and number. A table maps each activity to school levels from Foundation to Year 8 and to the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning, providing a guide for their selection.

      Book 1 contains 31 activities, that are described using a consistent format and are supported by reproducible masters, suitable for copying.

       

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 1

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 2

      Children’s story books are a fantastic tool in every early childhood teacher’s toolbox. This book takes 14 of the most popular story books for the Year 2 – Year 3 age range and provides a number of mathematical activities for students to do based off the story book; for example investigating the months of the year in Penny Matthews’ A Year On Our Farm. The book includes copiable resources to make using the activities a breeze. Each story book is given multiple mathematical activity options.

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 2


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      Best wishes to all teachers and students as you continue to prepare for the upcoming exams. 

      Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Academy of Teaching and Leadership, and enjoying a presentation from Catherine Attard give to the Teaching Excellence Program participants. Catherine spoke about her research in student engagement, and provided some thought provoking discussion points and much practical advice! Particularly, her circle activity was an absolute hit! I am not going to give her away her ideas here though, as Catherine is a keynote at MAV's annual conference in December which I am very pleased about!

      This is just another good reason to attend! Bookings for MAV22 close mid-November so please book soon as we can't take late registrations with so much to organise. Find out more below.

      And finally, our membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us! 

      Final student events for the year!

      • Spots for our Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days are filling up - book ASAP!
      • Our popular Careers in STEM event has been moved to November - nearly full!
      • VCE revision program is open, please share with your students.

      Best Wishes,

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

      Membership renewals start now! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

      Common Denominator Magazine

      Free for all!

      Read now.

      Prime Number

      Primary Journal,

      Member login required.

      Vinculum

      Secondary educator Journal.

      Member login required.

      Common Denominator Prime Number Vinculum

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Making efficient use of the CASIO CLASSPAD

      Location: Virtual

      Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022
      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
      Cost: Member: $25, Non-member: $30

      ABSTRACT: The benefits of good CAS use ensure appropriate mathematical calculations are completed efficiently which allows more time for the application and analysis phase. This webinar will look at the ‘routine’ uses of a CAS technology that should be part of any mathematics teachers’ ‘toolbox’. The reference device will be the Casio Classpad and tips and hints will be provided throughout. Functionality linked to content covered in Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics will be explored. Kevin is a Victorian consultant for the CASIO CLASSPAD.

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

      NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

      • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
      • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

       

       

      An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      Missed the VCE 2023 Study Design Conference?

      You can now purchase the recordings and all accompanying resources of the day for 2023 All studies, which contains all videos and all resources from all four studies:

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • General Mathematics
      • Foundation Mathematics  

      You can access these fantastic video recordings and resources here:

      MAV VCE 2023 Study Design - All Studies (All staff access)

      MAV VCE 2023 Study Design - All Studies

      Each study includes sessions such as the 2023 overview, Sample Mathematical Investigations (SACs), Sample questions from the new content. Where new content has been added these resources are included, eg. Logic & Algorithms, Networks, Matrices, Proof & Number.

      VCE 2023 Study Design Conference VCE 2023 Study Design Conference

      VCE Revision Program - helpful right up until exams!

      Do you use our very successful VCE revision package for students? Available in three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      A self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course.
      Jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible until the end of the VCE exams.

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

      All course videos are delivered by highly experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. Students receive the most relevant and up-to-date information and tips based on where students typically make mistakes in exams. 

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

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      MAV Annual Conference

      Registration closing Friday 18 November 2022.

      MAV are excited to run the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022. 

      • Book now! 
      • Limited places available to attend in-person!
      • Five keynote presentations to choose from each day
      • Followed by concurrent sessions across 20 rooms
      • 10 rooms each day available to online delegates. 

      What can I attend?

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

      Download the synopsis

      (program):

      MAV Annual Conference

      Secondary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Alleviating Anxiety

      Presenters: Matthew Schaffner, The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School and Dietmar Schaffner, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar (Y9 – Y12)

      This workshop explores the phenomenon of performance anxiety in mathematics.  Using research literature and selected case studies of students in our respective senior schools, we try to determine the causes of performance anxiety, the effect that this has on student performance in assessment tasks and possible strategies for its amelioration. Although we describe our own experiences in dealing with test anxiety, we also hope to generate discussion amongst delegates with a view to promoting further research.

      Valuing in professional learning: Adapting teaching approaches and skills to the local mathematics classroom

      Presenter: Wee Tiong Seah, The University of Melbourne (Y3 – Y10)

      Teachers learn, try out, and put into practice new mathematics teaching approaches and skills on an ongoing basis, as the professional context of their work shifts and evolves with every lesson taught. These professional learning experiences need not be in the form of formal courses or professional development workshops; they can be acquired through media posts or impromptu sharing amongst colleagues. Often, however, they do not end up enriching teachers' professional repertoire either because they are thought to be impractical in the local context, or because they do not seem to work after a few tries. In this workshop, participants will learn about adopting the values perspective to assess these new mathematics teaching approaches or skills, and to adapt them to the local classroom context.

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      Student choice in assessment and other ideas to foster problem solving

      Presenters: Geoffrey Menon and Ursula Parker, Camberwell High School (Y9 – Y12)

      We will discuss a variety of approaches used to foster problem solving at Camberwell High School, including student choice in assessment, mathematical investigations and opportunities within the school's Launch program.

      Generating Equations and Data from Images produced by students

      Presenter: Stephen Broderick, St Ursula's College, Toowoomba (Y7 – Y12)

      Images produced by students tracing out various curves will be analysed with TI-Nspire software to determine the nature of these curves which will include ellipses, parabolas and linear equations. This process is then extended to determine the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Images of the Great Red Spot (GRS) will be used to develop a model for its disappearance this century. Further activities include determining the distance to the International Space Station (ISS) as it transits the Moon and determining the heights of mountains and the depths of craters on the Moon from shadows. The relationship between brightness, altitude and distance to the ISS will also be investigated.


      MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages still available!

      We have had a fantastic response with all standalone in-person exhibition booths SOLD OUT.  Packages available are conference virtual platform exhibition, pen, notepad and satchel insert.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, both primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Available packages are Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package and Additional Opportunities (includes satchel insert).

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest Jobs:

      VCE Algorithmics Teacher - Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.
      MAV Employment Hub

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         

       

       

      Other opportunities and news


      Expressions of interest: Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership 2023 Master Teachers


      We are seeking EOIs from highly skilled and motivated teachers across the Victorian government, Catholic and Independent education sectors to join the Academy as Master Teachers for an initial period of 12 months.  

      Critical to the success of the Academy’s Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), is the attraction and recruitment of highly skilled and motivated Master Teachers. Their role includes the facilitation and co-design of the discipline-based work at the centre of the TEP.  

      The Master Teacher roles will be based at our Melbourne site, with regional and remote work an essential part of the delivery of TEP. 

      We will be running an online information session about the roles next Thursday 20 October from 4-5pm.  Interested applicants can register for the session here.

      We have included detailed information about the role below and the position description is attached.  Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues who may be – or know – highly-skilled teachers.   

      EOIs close at 11.59pm on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.   

      If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact, Justine Mackey:    

      Justine Mackey, Principal-in-Residence, Teaching Excellence Division 
      justine.mackey@education.vic.gov.au / 0417 810 693.  


      Building maths fluency with Footy Feud!

      Footy Feud! is an AFL licensed game developed right here in Victorian by a footy loving ex-maths tutor!  It was always the creator's intent to create a game that is educationally beneficial, and we at the MAV just love it!  In particular it is great for building maths fluency, while it also develops strategic problem-solving skills and understanding of maths concepts such as chance & data and BODMAS.  We are currently piloting a Footy Feud! classroom 1-2 hour lesson plan- please refer to the videos below for testimonials on how these sessions have been a big hit for teachers and students alike.  Games can also be purchased from the MAV Shop here.

      Footy Feud! Footy Feud! Footy Feud!

      More information on the game and its application in the classroom can be found at www.footyfeud.com    


      Opportunity for a DET funded qualification

      • Are you or someone you know currently teaching Years 7-10 Maths or 7-10 Science but do not have a qualification for that subject area (i.e., teaching out-of-field)?
      • Do you want to earn a funded postgraduate qualification to improve your knowledge and practice in teaching mathematics or science?
      • Are you a qualified science teacher with one discipline major but could benefit from further study in teaching and learning the other science disciplines?

      The Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI) has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10. The qualifications are funded, and recognised by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET). 

      SMSI offers support to Victorian DET teachers teaching ‘out-of-field’ to undertake a part time Graduate Certificate over 2023-24, focused on content and pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics or science, aligned to Victorian Curriculum Levels 7-10. These courses, run by Deakin University, involve face to face intensive sessions supported by online workshops and a tailored ‘return to study’ support system.

      SMSI provides course fees plus a generous allowance to schools to support teachers undertaking the qualification. It is important that teachers involved have the full support of their school leadership team. The courses articulate into the Master of Education with four credits.
      Applications close October 28. Find out more and express your interest via this link.

      For more information, please visit:


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      AMSI MathsTalk - Senior Maths Revision Special

      School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students

      Extending students in STEM through game development

       
         

       

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      Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

      The same five practices teachers know and love for planning and managing powerful conversations in mathematics classrooms, updated with current research and new insights on anticipating, lesson planning, and lessons learned from teachers, coaches, and school leaders. This framework for orchestrating mathematically productive discussions is rooted in student thinking to launch meaningful discussions in which important mathematical ideas are brought to the surface, contradictions are exposed, and understandings are developed or consolidated.

      Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms:

      • Anticipating what students will do and what strategies they will use in solving a problem
      • Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class
      • Selecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in class
      • Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning
      • Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned

       Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

      Mathematical Mindsets - Second Edition

      Reverse mathematics trauma and find a universal blueprint for math success

      In Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching mathematics education expert and best-selling author Jo Boaler delivers a blueprint to banishing math anxiety and laying a foundation for mathematics success that anyone can build on.

      Perfect for students who have been convinced they are naturally "bad at math," the author offers a demonstration of how to turn self-doubt into self-confidence by relying on the "mindset" framework.

      Mathematical Mindsets is based on thousands of hours of in-depth study and research into the most effective—and ineffective—ways to teach math to young people.

       Mathematical Mindsets - Second Edition

      Seriously Fun Maths

      In Seriously Fun Maths, Dr Laura Tuohilampi changes the narrative of mathematics education into something fascinating, intriguing and something that touches every human. Based on her cutting-edge research she challenges the outdated ways of motivating students around maths.

      This engaging book provides teachers with research, resources and activities to teach a lesson a month. The rich activities are accessible to young students and deep enough for secondary students. Even adults!

      This book will help mathematics educators reflect on their skills of orchestrating mathematical discussions and problem-solving. They will learn how to increase students' engagement in ways that reduce stress-inducing expectations around what a 'good' student in maths can and cannot do. Teachers will improve their grasp of what's important - making mathematics a meaningful experience.

       Seriously Fun Maths

      Can you Solve my Problems?

      Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems. Here are 125 of the world's best brainteasers from the last two millennia, taking us from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way. Pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly logical thought. Some can only be solved be 2 per cent of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind. Let's get puzzling!

       

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      Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Academy of Teaching and Leadership, and enjoying a presentation from Catherine Attard give to the Teaching Excellence Program participants. Catherine spoke about her research in student engagement, and provided some thought provoking discussion points and much practical advice! Particularly, her circle activity was an absolute hit! I am not going to give her away her ideas here though, as Catherine is a keynote at MAV's annual conference in December which I am very pleased about!

      This is just another good reason to attend! Bookings for MAV22 close mid-November so please book soon as we can't take late registrations with so much to organise. Find out more below.

      And finally, our membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us! 

      Best wishes! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
       
       

      MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

      Membership renewals start now! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au  

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV membership

       
       

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      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

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      Secondary educator Journal.

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      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

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      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Conference package - you can buy it now!

      This product is now available from the MAVshop for those who could not attend the event live!

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborated to present a virtual 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      All sessions were recorded with supporting downloadable materials and are now available until 31 January 2023.

      With an opening keynote, 20 workshops and a closing panel, there is lot of brilliant, practical content to help you up-skill and learn over the holidays!

      For teachers of: F to Year 6

      Purchase the Primary Mathematics Showcase package here.

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Conference package

      MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

      Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

      MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

      Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

      What this entails:

      • coaching,
      • modeled mathematics teaching,
      • whole staff professional learning meetings,
      • supporting professional learning teams, or
      • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

      MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

      MAV Primary Consulting

      For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

       
         
       

      MAV annual conference

      Registration closing Friday 18 November 2022.

      MAV are excited to run the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022. 

      • Book now! 
      • Limited places available to attend in-person!
      • Five keynote presentations to choose from each day
      • Followed by concurrent sessions across 20 rooms
      • 10 rooms each day available to online delegates. 

      What can I attend?

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants


      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

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      MAV annual conference

      Primary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Developing a Thinking Classroom: Teaching and Learning Insights
      Presenters: Bernadette Long, Glowrey Catholic Primary School and Angela Roger, RMIT University (F – Y6)

      This time last year, Peter Liljedahl presented an outstanding keynote presentation at the MAV conference. His research and work around “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics” was inspiring. After watching Peter and reading his book, Ange and Bern began a quest to see how this approach could work in a school setting. This session presents the insights and learnings we gained through trialling some of Peter’s 14 practices in several primary classrooms. Insights from teachers and students will be shared, as well as the practical constraints and obstacles we faced implementing this ‘new’ approach. Whether you are familiar with Peter’s research or not, this session will provide practical ideas on how to easily and effectively begin the journey to turn your classrooms into places where students are given the opportunity to truly think deeply in mathematics.

      Problem Solving - More than just solving problems
      Presenter: Paul Staniscia, Southern Cross Grammar (F – Y8)

      To become proficient in mathematics, students need to spend time doing mathematics (solving problems, justifying their thinking, developing understanding, practicing skills) and building connections between their previous knowledge and new knowledge. The National Research Council (2001) views Mathematical Proficiency as something that is developed through five interdependent and interwoven strands - Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, Strategic Competence (Problem Solving), Adaptive Reasoning and Productive Disposition. Therefore, Problem Solving is one piece of a much larger puzzle and is much more than just providing students with a problem solving task to complete. Using the Mathematical Proficiency Strands, this workshop will explore a Problem Solving instructional model to teach and assess mathematical proficiency through whole school moderation practices and self, peer and teacher feedback.

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      Questioning and dialogue in Early Years Classrooms
      Presenter: Leonie Anstey, Department of Education and Training (F – Year 2)

      As educators, it is important to explore questioning skills and techniques to bring mathematics dialogue to life in our classrooms.  This session will have a hands-on workshop approach to explore skills and techniques for enhancing dialogue in your classroom/context. The mathematics focus of this session will be number and measurement contexts.  All resources used in this session are available (free) to all schools and contexts.

      Creating Successful Problem Solving Lessons
      Presenter: Jill Cheeseman, Monash University (F – Y4)

      In this workshop participants will share successful ideas for mathematical problem solving in the primary school. Lesson plans that use manipulatives, literature as a stimulus for problem posing, everyday objects, and games, will be examined by participants. We will describe and discuss features of successful lessons with younger students and productive approaches to problem solving. Everyone is encouraged to bring along examples of lessons that work for them.


      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages still available!

      We have had a fantastic response with all standalone in-person exhibition booths SOLD OUT.  Packages available are conference virtual platform exhibition, pen, notepad and satchel insert.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, both primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Available packages are Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package and Additional Opportunities (includes satchel insert).

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

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      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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      Expressions of interest: Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership 2023 Master Teachers

      We are seeking EOIs from highly skilled and motivated teachers across the Victorian government, Catholic and Independent education sectors to join the Academy as Master Teachers for an initial period of 12 months.  

      Critical to the success of the Academy’s Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), is the attraction and recruitment of highly skilled and motivated Master Teachers. Their role includes the facilitation and co-design of the discipline-based work at the centre of the TEP.  

      The Master Teacher roles will be based at our Melbourne site, with regional and remote work an essential part of the delivery of TEP. 

      We will be running an online information session about the roles next Thursday 20 October from 4-5pm.  Interested applicants can register for the session here.

      We have included detailed information about the role below and the position description is attached.  Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues who may be – or know – highly-skilled teachers.   

      EOIs close at 11.59pm on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.   

      If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact, Justine Mackey:    

      Justine Mackey, Principal-in-Residence, Teaching Excellence Division 
      justine.mackey@education.vic.gov.au / 0417 810 693.  


      Building maths fluency with Footy Feud!

      Footy Feud! is an AFL licensed game developed right here in Victorian by a footy loving ex-maths tutor!  It was always the creator's intent to create a game that is educationally beneficial, and we at the MAV just love it!  In particular it is great for building maths fluency, while it also develops strategic problem-solving skills and understanding of maths concepts such as chance & data and BODMAS. We are currently piloting a Footy Feud! classroom 1-2 hour lesson plan- please refer to the videos below for testimonials on how these sessions have been a big hit for teachers and students alike. Games can also be purchased from the MAV Shop here

      Footy Feud!  Footy Feud! Footy Feud! 

      More information on the game and its application in the classroom can be found at www.footyfeud.com

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Video: 2 activities to engage your students in learning about decimals

      Plant Geometry: an outdoor lesson that gets you moving!

      Extending students in STEM through game development

       
         
       

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      Probability Chance Experiments - Middle Primary (Years 3-4)

      Middle Primary is suitable for teaching Year 3 and 4 students.

      With a kit of simple materials (coins. counters, cards, dice, spinners and a draw-string bag), students will be able to try a variety of chance experiments that highlight fundamental ideas of probability. The experiments at the start of the book are designed to model the collecting of data, drawing up a table, making predictions and performing multiple trials. As the book progresses the experiments become more involved and students have to design their own tables and make decisions about how to carry out the experiments. They will also look at the key ideas of dependent and independent events. 

       Probability Chance Experiments - Middle Primary (Years 3-4)

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      This book follows the success of Engaging Maths: 25 Favourite Lessons (“the Blue Book”) which continues to stimulate a lot of interest from teachers, mathematics leaders, and pre-service teachers alike. There are 21 brand new lessons, across Foundation to Year 8. This full colour volume with over 160 classroom photos encourages both physical and cognitive engagement, with lots of fun thrown in! Teachers can use Concept Cartoons to develop geometry understanding, enhance visualisation through Look Make Check Adjust, build mental computation through 4Up!, provide real challenge with Cubes in My Pocket, or head outside for Footy Angles. With Matt Sexton joining the writing team, new features include an extended introduction with topics such as rethinking ability (achievement) grouping, using enabling and extending prompts, valuing productive struggle, and the importance of recording. There’s also advice for School Mathematics Leaders on how they might use the book to facilitate teacher professional learning. Each lesson has a section on Possible Assessment Strategies to help make assessment work for teachers. The Going Further section provides ideas on additional investigations which can potentially build on what has happened during the lesson. More engaging maths? Yes please!

       ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

      This publication provides tried and tested activities that can result in enjoyable, exciting and rewarding mathematical moments for students. The activities support individual, partner, small and large group applications, falling into two categories of spatial and number. A table maps each activity to school levels from Foundation to Year 8 and to the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning, providing a guide for their selection.

       Book 2 contains 25 activities that are described using a consistent format and are supported by reproducible masters, suitable for copying.

       

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

       

      Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2

      A bumper book of maths fun stuffed with things to draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble, code, decode for kids aged 7+ years from Australia's best known maths man.

      There's magic in maths - if you know where to look...

      Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2

       


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      Welcome back to term 4 - we hope you had a relaxing and restful break! 

      Best wishes to all teachers and students as you continue to prepare for the upcoming exams. 

      Don't forget to seek approval and book to attend MAV22 Annual Conference in December, we are entering the run up to the event during term 4! Bookings are coming in now, with the option to attend in-person (Limited places) or online each day (even one day of each format!). Please join us for the chance to learn together as the year wraps up.

      Membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us!

      Final student events for the year!

      • Spots for our Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days are filling up - book ASAP!
      • Our popular Careers in STEM event was move to November to better accommodate schools.
      • VCE revision program is open, perfect timing to focus on exam preparations - please share with your students.

      Best Wishes,

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

       
         
       

      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

      Common Denominator Magazine

      Free for all!

      Read now.

      Prime Number

      Primary Journal,

      Member login required.

      Vinculum

      Secondary educator Journal.

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      Common Denominator Magazine Prime Number Vinculum

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

      NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

      • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
      • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

       

       

      An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      Do you use our very successful VCE revision package for students? Available in three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      A self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course.
      Jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible until the end of the VCE exams.

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

      All course videos are delivered by highly experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. Students receive the most relevant and up-to-date information and tips based on where students typically make mistakes in exams. 

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

      VCE Revision Program


      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Congratulations to all students who entered the MTQ and FLIP Challenge in 2022! This year we received over 400 entries from 50 schools across Victoria. 21 entries were entered into the National MTQ.

      MTQ Coordinators should now have received all results. The awards ceremony will held be on the 20th of October at IMAX for High Distinction and Special Award winners. 

      All MTQ and FLIP resources are available for teachers to access and use in their classrooms year-round.

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference

      Less than 3 months to MAV22 Annual Conference!

      • Book now! 
      • Limited places available to attend in-person!
      • Five keynote presentations to choose from each day
      • Followed by concurrent sessions across 20 rooms
      • 10 rooms each day available to online delegates. 

      What can I attend?

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

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      Secondary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Maths games to engage students

      Presenter: Helen Haralambous, The Mathematical Association of Victoria, (Y7 – Y10)

      After two years of working virtually come and experience playing some Maths games with you colleagues again. Maths games are also a useful tool in engaging all students. MAV Games Days are very popular and a great way of engaging students through competing with like-minded individuals. In this hands on workshop participants will trial a selection of games and activities, that will both engage students in the classroom, whilst also providing ideas for schools wishing to run smaller scale Games Days at a local level.

      Mathematical Methods Exam 2-2022 solutions on CAS (TI Nspire)

      Presenter: Sanjeev Meston, Firbank Grammar lex Box, Education Specialist, (Y11 – Y12)

      This session will demonstrate the efficient and effective use of CAS technology to respond to Multiple choice and Extended response questions of the VCAA 2022 Methods examination. Although, this session will use the TI Nspire CX-CAS technology, the same process with slight variations can be used with other CAS technologies permitted by VCAA. The session will suit current or teachers intending to teach the Methods course in 2023.

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      How to Build Mathematical Thinking with Games

      Presenter: Michaela Epstein, Maths Teachers Circles (Year 3 – Year 10)

      Too often, maths is considered dry and confusing. But, yet it can offer so much more than these stereotypes suggest. In this session, you'll look at a side of maths that is fascinating, fun and gives learners of all ages experiences that leave them hungry for more. With a focus on mathematical games, you'll explore how to not only support students to view maths differently, but to also help them become stronger mathematical thinkers.

      Exploring Teaching & Learning of Mathematical Reasoning

      Presenters: Dilys Potter and Hannah Young, Collingwood College (Y7 – Y10)

      Collingwood College is a culturally diverse school with a broad spectrum of students; from those with significant gaps in their schooling to those with exceptional maths skills, both EAL learners and native English speakers. During this presentation, we will share how we create and teach a unit that is inclusive of all students and provides all learners an opportunity to deepen their skills in mathematical reasoning creating. We have focused on reasoning as a way of supporting our learners to be able to use their mathematical skills in a changing world. We will share how we have incorporated resources from the Reframing Mathematical Futures II project to evaluate our teaching practice and differentiate our curriculum using a learning continuum.

      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!
      We have had a fantastic response with all standalone in-person exhibition booths SOLD OUT. 

      Packages are available for:

      • conference virtual platform exhibition
      • pen (SOLD)
      • notepad (SOLD) and,
      • satchel insert.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, both primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Available packages are Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package and Additional Opportunities (includes satchel insert).

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest Jobs:

      VCE Algorithmics Teacher - Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      MAV Employment Hub

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Go to https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub/Post-a-job-advertisement
      Select the option of 1 or 2 months and follow the instructions.

      Tip: When you add your job information ensure you save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next screen or info may be lost.
      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         

       

       

      Other opportunities and news


      Opportunity for a DET funded qualification

      • Are you or someone you know currently teaching Years 7-10 Maths or 7-10 Science but do not have a qualification for that subject area (i.e., teaching out-of-field)?
      • Do you want to earn a funded postgraduate qualification to improve your knowledge and practice in teaching mathematics or science?
      • Are you a qualified science teacher with one discipline major but could benefit from further study in teaching and learning the other science disciplines?

      The Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI) has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10. The qualifications are funded, and recognised by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET). 

      SMSI offers support to Victorian DET teachers teaching ‘out-of-field’ to undertake a part time Graduate Certificate over 2023-24, focused on content and pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics or science, aligned to Victorian Curriculum Levels 7-10. These courses, run by Deakin University, involve face to face intensive sessions supported by online workshops and a tailored ‘return to study’ support system.

      SMSI provides course fees plus a generous allowance to schools to support teachers undertaking the qualification. It is important that teachers involved have the full support of their school leadership team. The courses articulate into the Master of Education with four credits.
      Applications close October 28. Find out more and express your interest via this link.

      For more information, please visit:


      Maths incursions to engage and entertain your students!

      If you’re looking for something fun, engaging and a bit different in maths, why not have one of our live shows visit your school?

      Perfect for an end of year, start of year, or maths week activity. 

      The Maths Show

      The Maths Show – full of audience interaction, maths history, puzzles and maths magic.

      Find out more

      The Maths and Climate Change Show

      The Maths and Climate Change Show – see how maths can help save the planet

      Find our more

      We are proudly sponsored by MAV with a 20% discount available to members.

      To find out more, contact us today:

      Email: info@felstead.com.au

      Web: www.felstead.com.au

      Phone: 0402 223406

      "It was awesome! The performer was engaging and hilarious. The kids loved the show!" Libby Foley, Maths Teacher, Chevallum State School


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Posits, a New Kind of Number, Improves the Math of AI

      Extending students in STEM through game development

      AMSI MathsTalk podcast: Learning to Learn Mathematics

       
         

       

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      Check out some of our great resources!

      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      LAST CHANCE!

      Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics studies.

      Each Trial Exam features: Original questions, highly relevant to the current course, fully worked solutions for all sections and clear marking schemes. Exam formats are similar to those used by the VCAA. Written in line with adjusted 2022 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

       MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      Developing Teaching Expertise

      Cultivate a Proactive & Efficient Learning by Doing Culture In Teacher Development

      Do your teachers have the expertise to produce the best outcomes in every context? Do they confidently and intentionally inquire, adapt, and change based on student needs? This book offers a deep exploration into cultivating a culture of design thinking--a proactive process where teachers work through iterative design cycles and understand how to make what works best work.

      Explore how specific design and leadership approaches can form a framework for leading teacher professional learning
      Learn to navigate through complex educational environments
      Learn from illustrative action items, vignettes, and real-life examples and results

       

      Thinking Mathematically

      Thinking Mathematically is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their powers to think mathematically, whether at school, at university or just out of interest. This book is invaluable for anyone who wishes to promote mathematical thinking in others or for anyone who has always wondered what lies at the core of mathematics. Thinking Mathematically reveals the processes at the heart of mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it involves the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak to immediate experience.

       Thinking Mathematically

      Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

      Middle leading refers to those teachers that both teach and have leadership roles, and thus can bridge the gap between the practices of learning and the management of schooling. Focusing on the practices of middle leaders, this book addresses the current lack of support and professional development for middle leaders in educational settings.

      Middle Leadership in Schools positions middle leaders as professional leaders, and an integral part of educational and professional development in schools and other educational institutions. Drawing on empirical research spanning four countries, this book provides readers with a conceptual framework to understand middle leading and shows how middle leading practices unfold in real educational contexts. This is a valuable resource that goes beyond a theoretical conversation about middle leaders to provide readers with practical applications based on extensive research undertaken by the authors. The book is divided into seven chapters, each of which include reflective discussion questions and recommended readings to promote collaborative engagement with the text. Chapters cover topics such as how middle leading is shaped in practice, its role in professional development and its impact on schools.

      Illustrating to middle leaders how they can develop their leadership skills, the book will also be of interest to school principals and other senior leaders as a guide to supporting their middle leaders.

      Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

      Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

      Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Math , six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one it’s about when and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school.

      That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students.

      Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle.

      To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.

      Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

       

       

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      Welcome back to term 4 - we hope you had a relaxing and restful break! 

      Don't forget to seek approval and book to attend MAV22 Annual Conference in December, we are entering the run up to the event during term 4! Bookings are coming in now, with the option to attend in-person (Limited places) or online each day (even one day of each format!).  Please join us for the chance to learn together as the year wraps up. 

      Our Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies is on 14th October - Registrations close Friday 7th October!

      And finally, our membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us! 

      Best wishes! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
       
       

      MAV Membership 2023 - coming soon!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV Membership 2023 - coming soon!

       
       

      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

      Common Denominator Magazine

      Free for all!

      Read now.

      Prime Number

      Primary Journal,

      Member login required.

      Vinculum

      Secondary educator Journal.

      Member login required.

      Common Denominator Magazine Prime Number Vinculum

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Bookings now open!   

      REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 7TH OCTOBER

      Virtual: Friday 14 October 2022

      Cost: 

      • Students (pre-service teacher members) $30
      • Members $100
      • Non-members $125

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Due to demand for a primary, online professional learning event from teachers across the state, we are arranging a 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. Join us for this hands-on virtual learning event. 

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

       
         
       

      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference on primary mathematics education.

      Join us for this 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      A full day virtual conference in which MAV education consultants will showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.
      Presenters include MAV Education Consultants and special guests. Includes a great variety of sessions!

      Join live on the day, and have access to all sessions until 31st January, 2023.

       Primary Mathematics Showcase

       

      Presenters include:

      • Jen Bowden - MAV primary Education Consultant
      • Peter Saffin - MAV CEO
      • Dr Paul Swan
      • Narelle Rice
      • Ange Rogers
      • Paul Staniscia
      • Ellen Corovic
      • Thomas Moore
      • Michael Minas
      • Cathy Epstein/Rodgers
      • Andrea O’Connor
      • Jane Hubbard
      • Di Liddell
      • Amanda Cassidy
      • Judy Gregg

        Download the full flyer here

      Date: 14th October 

      Time: 9AM - 3:30PM

      Non Member: $125.00

      Members: $100.00

      Preservice teachers members: $30.00

      Registrations here.

      Registrations close on Friday 7th October.

      For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 


      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Congratulations to all students who entered the MTQ and FLIP Challenge in 2022! This year we received over 400 entries from 50 schools across Victoria. 21 entries were entered into the National MTQ.

      MTQ Coordinators should now have received all results. The awards ceremony will held be on the 20th of October at IMAX for High Distinction and Special Award winners. 

      All MTQ and FLIP resources are available for teachers to access and use in their classrooms year-round.


      MAV Primary Consulting

      Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

      MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

      Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

      What this entails:

      • coaching,
      • modeled mathematics teaching,
      • whole staff professional learning meetings,
      • supporting professional learning teams, or
      • work with a cluster of schools within a region.
      MAV Primary Consulting

      MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

      For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference

      Less than 3 months to MAV22 Annual Conference!

      • Book now! 
      • Limited places available to attend in-person!
      • Five keynote presentations to choose from each day
      • Followed by concurrent sessions across 20 rooms
      • 10 rooms each day available to online delegates. 

      What can I attend?

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

      Download the synopsis

      (program):

      MAV22 Annual Conference

      Primary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Using Cards and Counters to link the proficiencies

      Presenters: Paul Swan, A-Z Type and David Dunstan, Association of Independent Schools of WA (F- Y6)

      In this presentation simple materials such as cards and counters will be used to illustrate how the four proficiency strand: understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning may be linked with content from the number strand. Participants will be involved in using these materials to explore the key facets of the proficiency strands. Participants will be provided with support materials to help them try these ideas in the classroom.

      Using maths talks to build number sense and transform the maths learning experience

      Presenter: Alex Box, Education Specialist, (F – Y8)

      Maths talks are 5-15 minute purposefully crafted collaborative conversations that create authentic opportunities for mathematical thinking.   This session is an introductory focus on maths talks - what they are, why they are important and how they can help to transform the maths learning experience for students, and the teaching experience of teachers! This session will explore three different kinds of maths talk, clarify their purpose and provide resources and ideas for classroom implementation. The pedagogical ideas will be appropriate for teachers who want to foster mathematical proficiency and help bust commonly-held and damaging myths about maths.

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      The magic of learning maths socially

      Presenter: Andrew Lorimer-Derham, Think Square (Year 3 – Year 8)

      Teaching is a human experience.  We didn’t enter this profession to deliver content to faceless black squares, we did it to connect with young people and help them thrive.  Sadly, many students are not thriving back in the physical classroom.  Those used to clicking ‘mute’ and opting out are anxious and find it hard to contribute in class, others find it impossible to focus with less work or consider those around them.  Now more than ever, students need humanising in-person experiences where they are encouraged to share ideas, work together, resolve conflict and value one another.  This workshop will deliver a range of mathematically rich, communal experiences we so desperately need to recover the personal and social capacity that has been lost.  Come and experience the magic of gathering in person.

      Picture books - A springboard for effective maths teaching

      Jennifer Bowden, The Mathematical Association of Victoria and Sheila Griffin, Association of Independent Schools WA. (F – Y4)

      Picture books are a springboard for creative and critical teaching where students can make strong mathematical connections between concepts and language. Picture books contain both imagery and dialogue that can ignite curiosity and in which teachers can create purposeful and innovative learning tasks. In this workshop, we will investigate how quality picture books can lead to tasks that develop deep mathematical understandings for our students. In addition, we will look at a range of tasks that utilise the mathematical proficiencies, effective pedagogies and assessment opportunities. We will discuss thoughtful choices of picture books, considering students academic and personal requirements and the lifelong students can make on our world.


      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      We have had a fantastic response with all standalone in-person exhibition booths SOLD OUT

      Packages are available for:

      • conference virtual platform exhibition
      • pen (SOLD)
      • notepad (SOLD) and,
      • satchel insert.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, both primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Available packages are Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package and Additional Opportunities (includes satchel insert).

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

      MAV Employment hub

       

       

         

       

       

      Other opportunities and news


      Maths incursions to engage and entertain your students!

      If you’re looking for something fun, engaging and a bit different in maths, why not have one of our live shows visit your school?

      Perfect for an end of year, start of year, or maths week activity. 

      The Maths Show

      The Maths Show – full of audience interaction, maths history, puzzles and maths magic.

      Find out more

      The Maths and Climate Change Show

      The Maths and Climate Change Show – see how maths can help save the planet

      Find our more

      We are proudly sponsored by MAV with a 20% discount available to members.

      To find out more, contact us today:

      Email: info@felstead.com.au 

      Web: www.felstead.com.au 

      Phone: 0402 223406

      "It was awesome! The performer was engaging and hilarious. The kids loved the show!" Libby Foley, Maths Teacher, Chevallum State School


      Primary Authentic Tasks 

      These curated links provide MAV members with access to nine authentic tasks from some of our primary consultants’ favourite resources. The 11 criteria provide MAV members with a research-informed context to consider each task’s potential impact on student thinking, ways of working, attitudes towards mathematics, their knowledge and understanding.

      If you need something else that may help contact us at office@mav.vic.edu.au 

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Extending students in STEM through game development

      AMSI MathsTalk podcast: Learning to Learn Mathematics

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1

      Helps parents promote place-value learning and positive attitudes towards maths at home. Each set includes 36 playing cards which show different and unfamiliar representations of numbers. There are eight starter activities in each set and ideas to help parents encourage mathematical thinking as players explain how numbers are built from their parts, compare and order different quantities and recognise equivalent representations.

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1

      The Great Apple Surprise

      Nannu Charlie’s favourite number is TEN. Now that James has turned ten, he has finally been invited to help all his older cousins pick and pack apples on Nannu’s farm.

      After all the apples are packed onto trays and into boxes, James finds out they will get a surprise if they pack more apples than last year – but they weren’t keeping count!

      Will James and his cousins get their surprise?

       The Great Apple Surprise

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      This book follows the success of Engaging Maths: 25 Favourite Lessons (“the Blue Book”) which continues to stimulate a lot of interest from teachers, mathematics leaders, and pre-service teachers alike. There are 21 brand new lessons, across Foundation to Year 8. This full colour volume with over 160 classroom photos encourages both physical and cognitive engagement, with lots of fun thrown in! Teachers can use Concept Cartoons to develop geometry understanding, enhance visualisation through Look Make Check Adjust, build mental computation through 4Up!, provide real challenge with Cubes in My Pocket, or head outside for Footy Angles. With Matt Sexton joining the writing team, new features include an extended introduction with topics such as rethinking ability (achievement) grouping, using enabling and extending prompts, valuing productive struggle, and the importance of recording. There’s also advice for School Mathematics Leaders on how they might use the book to facilitate teacher professional learning. Each lesson has a section on Possible Assessment Strategies to help make assessment work for teachers. The Going Further section provides ideas on additional investigations which can potentially build on what has happened during the lesson. More engaging maths? Yes please!

       ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      Seriously Fun Maths

      In Seriously Fun Maths, Dr Laura Tuohilampi changes the narrative of mathematics education into something fascinating, intriguing and something that touches every human. Based on her cutting-edge research she challenges the outdated ways of motivating students around maths.

      This engaging book provides teachers with research, resources and activities to teach a lesson a month. The rich activities are accessible to young students and deep enough for secondary students. Even adults!

      This book will help mathematics educators reflect on their skills of orchestrating mathematical discussions and problem-solving. They will learn how to increase students' engagement in ways that reduce stress-inducing expectations around what a 'good' student in maths can and cannot do. Teachers will improve their grasp of what's important - making mathematics a meaningful experience.

      Everyone will have serious fun while learning maths!

       

      Seriously Fun Maths

      The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

      You’ve played the game…now read the book. Long ago in the Kingdom of Backgarden lived a fearsome warrior named ROCK. ROCK was undefeated in battle, and yet, he felt unfulfilled. So he went in search of a worthy opponent. Little did he know that at that very moment two more warriors were setting forth with the very same idea. When ROCK collides with SCISSORS from the village of Junk Drawer, and the ferocious PAPER, who hails from the Empire of Mum’s Study, an epic and hilarious battle ensues. And the rest, as they say, is history. A riotously funny new picture book from the author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons came Home, Drew Daywalt, and New York Times bestselling illustrator, Adam Rex. Suggested reading age 4+

      The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors


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      It's finally the end of term 3 today, so we will keep this newsletter reasonably short. We hope you all have a very well-deserved restful and relaxing holiday break! At MAV, we appreciate all of your hard work, and we have included some great MAV resources for Term 4 planning as well as exciting links for some reading and listening over the holidays.

      We also want to remind you of some of our upcoming term 4 events open for registration - don't miss out on these fantastic MAV opportunities!

      • Spots for our Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days are filling up fast - book ASAP!
      • Our popular Careers in STEM event is on November 25 - don't miss out on registration. 
      • Our VCE revision program is open and one of the best to focus on exam preparations.

      Finally, we start our membership renewals in October. It is vital we have the support of membership to continue our work in supporting you. If you are not a member, consider joining for 2023. A new member benefit for 2023 will be special access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this, read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News

      Have a great break!

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Limited in-person places in 2022! Book now to ensure you get your place.

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

      NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

      • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
      • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

       

       

      An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      MAV's VCE Revision Program is LIVE and open for registrations!

      Each year the Mathematical Association of Victoria prepares a very successful VCE revision package for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria developed a self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course for all 3 maths studies. 

      The program received incredibly positive feedback as it was jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible all the way until the end of the VCE exams.

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

      MAV's VCE Revision Program is LIVE and open for registrations!

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest jobs:

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Go to https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub/Post-a-job-advertisement
      Select the option of 1 or 2 months and follow the instructions.

      Tip: When you add your job information ensure you save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next screen or info may be lost.
      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2023: 

      Membership renewals - it starts in October!

      MAV membership renewals are about to begin!! You will get your renewal info soon for 2023. Watch out for this in your email.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits through to the end of 2023.

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Secondary Resources:

      Good study habits: 5 tips for students 7 ways parents can help their kids with maths Maths and ATAR. Top 4 tips for students and parents:

      Good study habits: 5 tips for students:

      Good study habits lead to success, if you need a few ideas on how to get set-up and prepared for study, check out our tip sheet now.

      7 ways parents can help their kids with maths:

      Great tips on getting your kids involved with real world maths tasks, download here.

      Maths and ATAR. Top 4 tips for students and parents:

      Find out more about why selecting maths at VCE can support a good ATAR, but also prepare students for success beyond school.


      Eddie Woo MAV18 Keynote: Principles of Engaging mathematics Teaching

      One of the central challenges to effective mathematics learning is that we must cultivate an environment and a view of mathematics that motivates students to undertake the work of learning. In this session, we will explore aspects of mathematics that are often under-emphasised but must be recovered to
      engage a broad range of students in our beautiful and practical subject.

      Watch the video here.

       

      Eddie Woo MAV18 Keynote: Principles of Engaging mathematics Teaching

      MAV19 Keynote Professor Kate Smith-Miles: Mythbusting Mathematics

      In this talk, Kate will share her own mathematical journey – why she became a mathematician, how her mathematics is applied to real world problems, and why it is that “mathematician” is consistently ranked as the No. 1 job in the world. In so doing, she will attempt to debunk many of the myths surrounding mathematics along the way.

      Watch the video here.

      MAV19 Keynote Professor Kate Smith-Miles: Mythbusting Mathematics

      MAV19 Keynote Professor Mike Askew - Big Ideas: Connecting within and across the mathematics curriculum

      In this plenary I will share some of the research into how we can support everyone reason mathematically and suggest some practical examples for bringing reasoning into the centre of mathematics lessons, conferences on mathematics, leadership and thinking. Topics have included professional
      learning teams, questioning, curriculum and leadership practices.

      Watch the video here.

      MAV19 Keynote Professor Mike Askew - Big Ideas: Connecting within and across the mathematics curriculum


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Which maths subject should I take in years 11 and 12? Here’s what you need to know 

      MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - Learning to Learn Mathematics 

      Choosing your senior school subjects doesn’t have to be scary. Here are 6 things to keep in mind 

      Why a growing number of businesses turn to mathematical software to improve operations

      The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

       
         

       

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      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics studies.

      Each Trial Exam features: Original questions, highly relevant to the current course, fully worked solutions for all sections and clear marking schemes. Exam formats are similar to those used by the VCAA. Written in line with adjusted 2022 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      PLEASE NOTE: THIS RESOURCE IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PRACTISING VICTORIAN SECONDARY TEACHERS. PRODUCT IS FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY. NOT TO BE USED FOR PRIVATE TUTORING SERVICES! Before proceeding with the purchase of this item, you need to provide the name of the school you are currently teaching at and your school email address. If you are a student and buy this resource, we will not supply it and deduct $20 admin fee for processing refunds.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase,(during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      The MAV 2022 VCE Mathematics SACs materials are an online resource that is password protected (password emailed upon purchase). The materials are designed to provide suggested starting points for VCE Mathematics teachers for their School Assessed Coursework (SACs).
      MAV SACs 2022 materials have been written by experienced VCE mathematics teachers. They are for use by teachers to aid in assessment of student School Assessed Coursework for Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

       MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Ensure students prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV solutions to the 2021 VCAA Examinations 1 & 2 for Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Each solution set features: fully worked solutions for all sections, advice on solution processes and permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Footy Feud! Class Set

      WHAT IS FOOTY FEUD!?

      Footy Feud! is an Australian football themed-card game. This Class Set contains 12 decks of cards.

      Players are dealt numeric cards, and choose the highest value for scoring.
      The objective is to have the highest score at the end of the game (played over 4 quarters).

      4 cards in the deck allow stealing or score multiplication.

      Do I need to know about Australian football to play the game?
      No; Footy Feud! has tested very well with people of all ages who have no interest in Australian football.
      If you are familiar with the Australian football scoring method it may make the game initially easier to grasp.

      View video of how to play here.

      Footy Feud! Class Set

      Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings

      In Peter Liljedahl's bestselling Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning, readers discovered that thinking is a precursor to learning. Translating 15 years of research, the anchor book introduced 14 practices that have the most potential to increase student thinking in the classroom and can work for any teacher in any setting.

      But how do these practices work in a classroom with social distancing or in settings that are not always face-to-face? This follow-up supplement will answer those questions, and more. It walks teachers through how to adapt the 14 practices for 12 distinct settings, some of which came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide:

      Provides the what, why, and how to adapt each practice in face-to-face settings that require social distancing, fixed seating, or small class sizes; synchronous and asynchronous virtual settings; synchronous and asynchronous hybrid settings; independent learning; and homeschooling.
      Includes guidance on using thinking classroom practices to support students in unfinished learning in small groups and one-on-one teaching or tutoring.
      Offers updated toolkits and a recommended order for the implementation of the practices for each of the settings.

      Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings

       

       

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      It's finally the end of term 3 today, so we will keep this newsletter reasonably short. We hope you all have a very well-deserved restful and relaxing holiday break! At MAV, we appreciate all of your hard work, and we have included some great MAV resources for Term 4 planning as well as exciting links for some reading and listening over the holidays.

      We also want to remind you our Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies is online in October - don't miss out on this exciting event.

      Finally, we start our membership renewals in October. It is vital we have the support of membership to continue our work in supporting you. If you are not a member, consider joining for 2023. A new member benefit for 2023 will be special access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this, read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News

      Have a great break!

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Registrations close

      Friday 7th October   

      Virtual: Friday 14 October 2022

      Cost: 

      • Students (pre-service teacher members) $30
      • Members $100
      • Non-members $125

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Due to demand for a primary, online professional learning event from teachers across the state, we are arranging a 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. Join us for this hands-on virtual learning event. 

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Limited in-person places available- book now to not miss out.

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

       
         
       

      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference on primary mathematics education.

      Join us for this 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      A full day virtual conference in which MAV education consultants will showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.
      Presenters include MAV Education Consultants and special guests. Includes a great variety of sessions!

      Join live on the day, and have access to all sessions until 1st December, 2022.

        Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

       

      Presenters include:

      • Jen Bowden - MAV primary Education Consultant
      • Peter Saffin - MAV CEO
      • Dr Paul Swan
      • Narelle Rice
      • Ange Rogers
      • Paul Staniscia
      • Ellen Corovic
      • Thomas Moore
      • Michael Minas
      • Cathy Epstein/Rodgers
      • Andrea O’Connor
      • Jane Hubbard
      • Di Liddell
      • Amanda Cassidy
      • Judy Gregg

        Download the full flyer here!

         

      Date: 14th October 

      Time: 9AM - 3:30PM

      Non Member: $125.00

      Members: $100.00

      Preservice teachers members: $30.00

      Registrations here.

      For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 

       
         
       

      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

      MAV Employment hub

       

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2023: 

      Membership renewals - it starts in October!

      MAV membership renewals are about to begin!! You will get your renewal info soon for 2023. Watch out for this in your email.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits through to the end of 2023.

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Primary Resources:

      Top 5 Tips for teachers: Number Talk Top 5 Tips for teachers: Successful warm-ups Top 5 Tips for teachers: Authentic tasks

      Top 5 Tips for teachers: Number Talks

      A Number Talk is an opportunity for students to communicate mathematically, to learn from each other and to gain insight into an array of strategies used to solve problems.

      Top 5 Tips for teachers: Successful warm-ups

      Warm-ups are used in the maths classroom to prime student thinking in preparation for a lesson. Warm-ups should be purposeful, easy to start and take ten minutes or less.

      Top 5 Tips for teachers: Authentic tasks

      An authentic mathematical task will support building and extending important knowledge, skills and understandings, and develop productive dispositions towards mathematics.


      James Tanton MAV20: Exploding dots: A global phenomenon

      James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an author, a consultant, and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high school. James is absolutely committed to promoting effective and joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels of the education spectrum.

      Watch the video here.

      James Tanton MAV20: Exploding dots: A global phenomenon

       

      Professor Kate Smith-Miles MAV19 Keynote: Mythbusting Mathematics

      In this talk, Kate will share her own mathematical journey – why she became a mathematician, how her mathematics is applied to real world problems, and why it is that “mathematician” is consistently ranked as the No. 1 job in the world. In so doing, she will attempt to debunk many of the myths surrounding mathematics along the way.

      Watch the video here.

      Professor Kate Smith-Miles MAV19 Keynote: Mythbusting Mathematics

      2019 Primary Keynote - Associate Professor Wee Tiong Seah: Loving mathematics: Leading cultural change in your school.

      Cultural Leadership is one of the 5 Leadership Domains in the Victorian Developmental Learning Framework for School Leaders. According to this model, effective cultural leadership is underpinned by the capability to shape the future with a vision, develop a unique group culture, and sustain partnerships and networks. In this presentation, we will see what cultural leadership looks like in the context of mathematics teaching and learning, especially in the fostering of the four mathematical proficiencies.

      Watch the video here.

      2019 Primary Keynote - Associate Professor Wee Tiong Seah: Loving mathematics: Leading cultural change in your school.

       

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - Learning to Learn Mathematics

      Considerations for teachers when using video in the classroom

      Problem-based learning and project-based learning

      Why a growing number of businesses turn to mathematical software to improve operations

      The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 2

      Helps parents promote place-value learning and positive attitudes towards maths at home. Each set includes 36 playing cards which show different and unfamiliar representations of numbers. There are eight starter activities in each set and ideas to help parents encourage mathematical thinking as players explain how numbers are built from their parts, compare and order different quantities and recognise equivalent representations.

       Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 2

      The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

      You’ve played the game…now read the book. Long ago in the Kingdom of Backgarden lived a fearsome warrior named ROCK. ROCK was undefeated in battle, and yet, he felt unfulfilled. So he went in search of a worthy opponent. Little did he know that at that very moment two more warriors were setting forth with the very same idea. When ROCK collides with SCISSORS from the village of Junk Drawer, and the ferocious PAPER, who hails from the Empire of Mum’s Study, an epic and hilarious battle ensues. And the rest, as they say, is history. A riotously funny new picture book from the author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons came Home, Drew Daywalt, and New York Times bestselling illustrator, Adam Rex. Suggested reading age 4+

       The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

      Somebody's Land

      An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalist Ellie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

      Somebody's Land is an invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with a precious shared history as old as time.

      Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing's powerful words and David Hardy's pictures, full of life, invite children and their families to imagine themselves into Australia's past - to feel the richness of our First Nations' history, to acknowledge that our country was never terra nullius, and to understand what 'welcome to our country' really means.

       Somebody's Land

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      This book follows the success of Engaging Maths: 25 Favourite Lessons (“the Blue Book”) which continues to stimulate a lot of interest from teachers, mathematics leaders, and pre-service teachers alike. There are 21 brand new lessons, across Foundation to Year 8. This full colour volume with over 160 classroom photos encourages both physical and cognitive engagement, with lots of fun thrown in!

      Teachers can use Concept Cartoons to develop geometry understanding, enhance visualisation through Look Make Check Adjust, build mental computation through 4Up!, provide real challenge with Cubes in My Pocket, or head outside for Footy Angles. With Matt Sexton joining the writing team, new features include an extended introduction with topics such as rethinking ability (achievement) grouping, using enabling and extending prompts, valuing productive struggle, and the importance of recording. There’s also advice for School Mathematics Leaders on how they might use the book to facilitate teacher professional learning. Each lesson has a section on Possible Assessment Strategies to help make assessment work for teachers. The Going Further section provides ideas on additional investigations which can potentially build on what has happened during the lesson. More engaging maths? Yes please!

       

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      Seriously Fun Maths

      In Seriously Fun Maths, Dr Laura Tuohilampi changes the narrative of mathematics education into something fascinating, intriguing and something that touches every human. Based on her cutting-edge research she challenges the outdated ways of motivating students around maths.

      This engaging book provides teachers with research, resources and activities to teach a lesson a month. The rich activities are accessible to young students and deep enough for secondary students. Even adults!

      This book will help mathematics educators reflect on their skills of orchestrating mathematical discussions and problem-solving. They will learn how to increase students' engagement in ways that reduce stress-inducing expectations around what a 'good' student in maths can and cannot do. Teachers will improve their grasp of what's important - making mathematics a meaningful experience.

      Everyone will have serious fun while learning maths!

       Seriously Fun Maths

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      We are busy at MAV as usual, and as we move towards the end of term 3 I ask you to consider attending our MAV22 Annual Conference in December. We have one of the best and strongest secondary programs yet, and the option to attend in-person or online each day (even one day of each format!). It is a great opportunity to put some time aside and think about teaching and learning and reconnect with colleagues as we approach the end of the year.

      We also start our membership renewals in October. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work in supporting you. If you are not a member, consider joining for 2023. A new member benefit for 2023 will be special access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News   

      Here are some major upcoming student events that you will find more information about below:

      • Spots for our Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days are filling up fast - book ASAP!
      • Our popular Careers in STEM event was move to November to better accommodate schools.

      Finally our VCE revision program is open, and one the best around for to focus on exam preparations - please share with your students.

      Hope you are well!

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

       NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

      • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
      • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

      An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

      • Tarneit P-9 College – Sept 9 (Years 7-9)
      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      Statewide MAV Games Days

      It’s been a great term of student engagement. We have run 10 Statewide Student Games Day with over 2000 students! We have one more day left, the Year 6 Day at Genazzano this Friday 9th of September.

      Thank you to our host schools for running highly challenging and engaging events:

      • Derrimut Primary School, Derrimut 
      • Genazzno, Kew
      • Federation University, Gippsland
      • RMIT University
      • Lowther Hall, Essendon 
      • Overnewton Anglican College, Keilor 
      • PEGS, Essendon
      • PEGS, Keilor East 
      • St Patrick's Catholic Parish Primary School, Mentone 
      • Southern Cross Grammar, Caroline Springs
      • Trinity Grammar, Kew 

      Thank you to our sponsors for all of their support and prizes:

      • Texas Instruments
      • RMIT University
      • Cambridge University Press
      • Jacaranda
      • CASIO Education
      • Australian National University
      • Federation University
      • Footy Feud
      • Think Squared
      • The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club

      We hope to see you all back in 2023!

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      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      Each year the Mathematical Association of Victoria prepares a very successful VCE revision package for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria developed a self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course for all 3 maths studies. 

      The program received incredibly positive feedback as it was jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible all the way until the end of the VCE exams.

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      All course videos are delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. This means that the information the students receive will be the most relevant and up-to-date, and the tips will be based on where students typically make mistakes in their VCE exams. Furthermore, the courses feature technology videos created by TI and CASIO experts.

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

      Good study habits: 5 tips for students.

      Good study habits lead to success, if you need a few ideas on how to get set-up and prepared for study, check out our tip sheet now.

      More support for student and parents are found on our parent webpage: 

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Resources/Parents/Secondary-School-parent-support

       

      Good study habits: 5 tips for students

      SMSI - FUSE - Department of Education & Training

      The SMSI has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10. The SMSI has been designed in consultation with teachers and principals to meet the needs of secondary schools, teachers, and students.

      Participants gain a fully funded graduate certificate in either mathematics or science through Deakin University, a leading Australian tertiary institution with recognised expertise in out-of-field teaching. Credit points from the graduate certificate can be put towards a Master of Education. Unlike previous intakes of the SMSI, the graduate certificates of the third intake will be delivered over two years. The SMSI is designed for teachers who have been teaching out-of-field mathematics or science for 1–5 years and will be teaching out-of-field in 2023–2024. Participants will further their pedagogical content knowledge and practical teaching skills through engagement with contemporary, research informed approaches to mathematics or science teaching and learning aligned to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 7–10.

      For further information including upcoming info sessions click here.

      Express your interest now:

      • To express your interest in the SMSI, complete the form here.
      • The EOI process closes on 8 September 2022
      • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their EOI in late September
       
         
       

       Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference

      Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here             

      Synopsis now available! Download here and review our fantastic program!


      Keynote Highlight - Thursday 1 December 2022 (Secondary)

      Shelley Hannigan
      Senior Lecturer, Deakin University

      Mathematics through an artistic eye

      This keynote presents and discusses examples that demonstrate the diversity of art and mathematics relationships relevant for secondary school teaching and learning. Examples will be shared in which art has been effective or useful for engaging students in learning STEAM subjects with an emphasis on mathematics.

      The design and structural synergies between mathematics and art, aesthetic qualities of the two subjects, and the interesting backgrounds of mathematics and art will be explored. Encouraging disciplinary based education as well as transdisciplinary education, effective ways of implementing art and maths together will be shared and discussed.

      This draws on Shelley’s experience as a visual artist and her research exploring ways to use art to enhance STEAM teaching and learning.

      Shelley specialises in art education but also teaches units in education studies, art-well-being and creative pedagogies. She is also a practicing artist researching practice-based research and supervising PhD students. Her research also investigates creative practices that can contribute to enhanced learning and well-being, practice-based research and transdisciplinary practices such as arts-health and STEAM. Her recent publications discuss the use of art in teaching and learning science in secondary schools and the important role of aesthetics in this process as well as creativity.

      Shelley Hannigan Senior Lecturer, Deakin University

      This keynote is supported by:

      Oxford University Press


      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, early years, primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Packages still available:

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.
      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest jobs:

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Go to https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub/Post-a-job-advertisement
      Select the option of 1 or 2 months and follow the instructions.

      Tip: When you add your job information ensure you save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next screen or info may be lost.
      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals - it is never too late!

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! If you have not paid you will no longer have access to member benefits and will get no more journals - so renew now!

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Maths incursions to engage and entertain your students!

      If you’re looking for something fun, engaging and a bit different in maths, why not have one of our live shows visit your school?

      Perfect for an end of year, start of year, or maths week activity. 

      The Maths Show

      The Maths Show – full of audience interaction, maths history, puzzles and maths magic.

      Find out more

      The Maths and Climate Change Show

      The Maths and Climate Change Show – see how maths can help save the planet

      Find our more

      We are proudly sponsored by MAV with a 20% discount available to members.

      To find out more, contact us today:

      Email: info@felstead.com.au

      Web: www.felstead.com.au

      Phone: 0402 223406

      "It was awesome! The performer was engaging and hilarious. The kids loved the show!" Libby Foley, Maths Teacher, Chevallum State School


      Victorian secondary teachers’ perceptions of resilience: What works for teachers and what works against them?   

      Teachers are experiencing new challenges. The purpose of this survey is to get a snapshot of the stresses encountered in their work and to gather information on what helps them to cope. These data are being collected to fulfil requirements for a PhD, if you are a Victorian secondary teacher, please consider being involved in this survey, 20 minutes of your time will help other teachers.

      Survey link: https://www.research.net/r/Vic_Teachers_Resilience  

      The survey can be completed anonymously, and all information will remain confidential.

      If you have questions regarding the research, please email dmitchell@csu.edu.au.

      Charles Sturt University

      Have your say about Victorian Curriculum F–10 implementation

      At this time of year, we invite teachers, curriculum leaders and principals to take part in an important 10-minute survey about their experience of implementing the Victorian Curriculum F–10. What is your experience implementing the Victorian Curriculum F–10 in your school? What insights can you offer? What do you think of the VCAA’s associated resources?

      This annual survey is part of our ongoing Monitoring Framework, which we started in 2018 to understand better the barriers and enablers schools experience to implementing the Victorian Curriculum. The survey results will help us identify which aspects of curriculum implementation are working well, and where we can provide additional support to schools. The information collected through the 2021 Monitoring Framework, alongside previous years’ data, will assist with future planning.

      The survey is open until Friday 9th September 2022. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to have your say.

      If you have any questions or concerns about to this survey, please email Learning First at info@learningfirst.com.

      On behalf of the VCAA and Learning First, thank you in advance for your help with this survey.


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Behaviour Management Episode 10: Student mental health and wellbeing

      Mathematics for disengaged students

       
         

       

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      Check out some of our great resources!

      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics studies.

      Each Trial Exam features: Original questions, highly relevant to the current course, fully worked solutions for all sections and clear marking schemes. Exam formats are similar to those used by the VCAA. Written in line with adjusted 2022 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      PLEASE NOTE: THIS RESOURCE IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PRACTISING VICTORIAN SECONDARY TEACHERS. PRODUCT IS FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY. NOT TO BE USED FOR PRIVATE TUTORING SERVICES! Before proceeding with the purchase of this item, you need to provide the name of the school you are currently teaching at and your school email address. If you are a student and buy this resource, we will not supply it and deduct $20 admin fee for processing refunds.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase,(during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      The MAV 2022 VCE Mathematics SACs materials are an online resource that is password protected (password emailed upon purchase). The materials are designed to provide suggested starting points for VCE Mathematics teachers for their School Assessed Coursework (SACs).
      MAV SACs 2022 materials have been written by experienced VCE mathematics teachers. They are for use by teachers to aid in assessment of student School Assessed Coursework for Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

       MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Ensure students prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV solutions to the 2021 VCAA Examinations 1 & 2 for Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Each solution set features: fully worked solutions for all sections, advice on solution processes and permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Numerous ConneXion - Family Card Set 3

      Helps parents promote place-value learning and positive attitudes towards maths at home. Each set includes 36 playing cards which show different and unfamiliar representations of numbers. There are eight starter activities in each set and ideas to help parents encourage mathematical thinking as players explain how numbers are built from their parts, compare and order different quantities and recognise equivalent representations.

       

       

       Numerous ConneXion - Family Card Set 3

      Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

      This text is targeted towards teaching primary and middle years mathematics units in the Bachelor of Education degree.

      Illustrates how children learn mathematics, and then shows pre-service teachers the most effective methods of teaching mathematics through hands-on, problem-based activities.

      Serves as a go-to reference for the mathematics content suggested for Foundation to Year 9 as recommended in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (ACARA, 2016), and for the research-based strategies that illustrate how students best learn this content.
      Presents a practical resource of robust, problem-based activities and tasks that can engage students in the use of significant mathematical concepts and skills.
      Reports on technology that makes teaching mathematics in a problem-based approach more visible, including access to ready-to-use activity pages and references to quality websites.

       Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

      Thinking Mathematically

      Thinking Mathematically is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their powers to think mathematically, whether at school, at university or just out of interest. This book is invaluable for anyone who wishes to promote mathematical thinking in others or for anyone who has always wondered what lies at the core of mathematics. Thinking Mathematically reveals the processes at the heart of mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it involves the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak to immediate experience.

       Thinking Mathematically

       

       

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      We are busy at MAV as usual, and as we move towards the end of term 3 I ask you to consider attending our MAV22 Annual Conference in December. We have one of the best and strongest primary programs yet, and the option to attend in-person or online each day (even one day of each format!). It is a great opportunity to put some time aside and think about teaching and learning and reconnect with colleagues as we approach the end of the year.

      We also start our membership renewals in October. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work in supporting you. If you are not a member, consider joining for 2023. A new member benefit for 2023 will be special access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Here are our two major upcoming events that you will find more information about below:

      • Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference! Our primary keynote highlight for Thursday 1st December is Paul Swan - read more about his session below.
      • Our Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies is on in October - don't miss out on this exciting collaboration.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Bookings now open!   

      Virtual: Friday 14 October 2022

      Cost: 

      • Students (pre-service teacher members) $30
      • Members $100
      • Non-members $125

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Due to demand for a primary, online professional learning event from teachers across the state, we are arranging a 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. Join us for this hands-on virtual learning event. 

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

       
         
       

      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference on primary mathematics education.

      Join us for this 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      A full day virtual conference in which MAV education consultants will showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.
      Presenters include MAV Education Consultants and special guests. Includes a great variety of sessions!

      Join live on the day, and have access to all sessions until 1st December, 2022.

          Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      Presenters include:

      • Jen Bowden - MAV primary Education Consultant
      • Peter Saffin - MAV CEO
      • Dr Paul Swan
      • Narelle Rice
      • Ange Rogers
      • Paul Staniscia
      • Ellen Corovic
      • Thomas Moore
      • Michael Minas
      • Cathy Epstein/Rodgers
      • Andrea O’Connor
      • Jane Hubbard
      • Di Liddell
      • Amanda Cassidy
      • Judy Gregg

        Download the full flyer here!

         

      Date: 14th October 

      Time: 9AM - 3:30PM

      Non Member: $125.00

      Members: $100.00

      Preservice teachers members: $30.00

      Registrations here.

      For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 

       
         
       

      Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference

      Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here             

      Synopsis now available! Download here and review our fantastic program!


      Keynote Highlight - Thursday 1 December 2022 (Primary)

      Paul Swan
      A-Z Type

      The Value of Worthwhile Tasks as an Effective Pedagogy in Mathematics: online and offline.

      In this Keynote Dr Paul Swan will share some tasks that employ many High Impact Teaching Strategies. Using some simple materials, such as counters and other materials commonly found around the home, Paul will ask participants to engage in some tasks that combine all of the proficiency strands: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning – all vital elements of being prepared for a changing world. Along the way Paul will share some lessons learned from using some of these tasks in a remote learning environment.

      Dr Paul Swan works with school leaders and teachers to improve the teaching of mathematics in primary schools. He has written many books and games – many of which are free on his website www.drpaulswan.com.au - to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. More recently he has been working on the development support materials for students requiring intervention in mathematics and help for teachers trying to teach students how to solve word questions in maths.

      Keynote Highlight - Thursday 1 December 2022 (Primary), Paul Swan

       This keynote is supported by:

      Abacus


      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, early years, primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Packages still available:

      Keynote Sponsorship which includes an exhibition space (only 2 remaining)

      Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package

      Additional Opportunities (Including satchel inserts)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

      MAV Employment hub

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2023 - coming soon!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      Soon you can join for 2023, we will have our new pricing and start joinng people for 2023 in October. 

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Other opportunities and news


      Maths incursions to engage and entertain your students!

      If you’re looking for something fun, engaging and a bit different in maths, why not have one of our live shows visit your school?

      Perfect for an end of year, start of year, or maths week activity. 

      The Maths Show

      The Maths Show – full of audience interaction, maths history, puzzles and maths magic.

      Find out more

      The Maths and Climate Change Show

      The Maths and Climate Change Show – see how maths can help save the planet

      Find our more

      We are proudly sponsored by MAV with a 20% discount available to members.

      To find out more, contact us today:

      Email: info@felstead.com.au 

      Web: www.felstead.com.au 

      Phone: 0402 223406

      "It was awesome! The performer was engaging and hilarious. The kids loved the show!" Libby Foley, Maths Teacher, Chevallum State School


      Have your say about Victorian Curriculum F–10 implementation

      At this time of year, we invite teachers, curriculum leaders and principals to take part in an important 10-minute survey about their experience of implementing the Victorian Curriculum F–10. What is your experience implementing the Victorian Curriculum F–10 in your school? What insights can you offer? What do you think of the VCAA’s associated resources?

      This annual survey is part of our ongoing Monitoring Framework, which we started in 2018 to understand better the barriers and enablers schools experience to implementing the Victorian Curriculum. The survey results will help us identify which aspects of curriculum implementation are working well, and where we can provide additional support to schools. The information collected through the 2021 Monitoring Framework, alongside previous years’ data, will assist with future planning.

      The survey is open until Friday 9th September 2022. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to have your say.

      If you have any questions or concerns about to this survey, please email Learning First at info@learningfirst.com.

      On behalf of the VCAA and Learning First, thank you in advance for your help with this survey.


      Victorian secondary teachers’ perceptions of resilience: What works for teachers and what works against them?   

      Teachers are experiencing new challenges. The purpose of this survey is to get a snapshot of the stresses encountered in their work and to gather information on what helps them to cope. These data are being collected to fulfil requirements for a PhD, if you are a Victorian secondary teacher, please consider being involved in this survey, 20 minutes of your time will help other teachers.

      SURVEY LINK: https://www.research.net/r/Vic_Teachers_Resilience   

      The survey can be completed anonymously,  and all information will remain confidential.

      If you have questions regarding the research, please email dmitchell@csu.edu.au.

      Charles Sturt University

      Primary Authentic Tasks 

      These curated links provide MAV members with access to nine authentic tasks from some of our primary consultants’ favourite resources. The 11 criteria provide MAV members with a research-informed context to consider each task’s potential impact on student thinking, ways of working, attitudes towards mathematics, their knowledge and understanding.

      If you need something else that may help contact us at office@mav.vic.edu.au 

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Behaviour Management Episode 10: Student mental health and wellbeing

      Mathematics teacher Holly Millican recognised with national award

      Mathematics for disengaged students

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1

      Helps parents promote place-value learning and positive attitudes towards maths at home. Each set includes 36 playing cards which show different and unfamiliar representations of numbers. There are eight starter activities in each set and ideas to help parents encourage mathematical thinking as players explain how numbers are built from their parts, compare and order different quantities and recognise equivalent representations.

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1

      One Big Pair Of Underwear

      Count and share with…underwear! Come along on a zany adventure with this Classic Board Book edition of One Big Pair of Underwear from New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld!

      What’s one thing that two bears, three yaks, four goats, and six cats have in common?

      They hate to share.

      But look out—here comes a pack of twenty pigs ready to prove that sharing makes everything twice as fun!

      This seriously silly Classic Board Book with artwork by the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site irresistibly combines the concepts of counting and sharing.

      One Big Pair Of Underwear

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

      This publication provides tried and tested activities that can result in enjoyable, exciting and rewarding mathematical moments for students. The activities support individual, partner, small and large group applications, falling into two categories of spatial and number. A table maps each activity to school levels from Foundation to Year 8 and to the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning, providing a guide for their selection.

       Book 2 contains 25 activities that are described using a consistent format and are supported by reproducible masters, suitable for copying.

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 2

      Children’s story books are a fantastic tool in every early childhood teacher’s toolbox. This book takes 14 of the most popular story books for the Year 2 – Year 3 age range and provides a number of mathematical activities for students to do based off the story book; for example investigating the months of the year in Penny Matthews’ A Year On Our Farm. The book includes copiable resources to make using the activities a breeze. Each story book is given multiple mathematical activity options.

       

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 2

      WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

      Eddie Woo Super Sleuth is ready for action and mystery. With a mind for maths and a nose for adventure, he is about to skateboard into ... danger.

      When Eddie uncovers a potential clue to a century's old treasure hunt, he and his friends Rusty and DT are soon hot on the trail of this long ago, hidden treasure.

      Eddie must crack clues, scale a lighthouse, discover a hidden cave behind a waterfall and navigate hidden tunnels to stop the treasure falling into the wrong hands.

      About the Author

      Eddie Woo has been teaching mathematics at Cherrybrook Technology High School, Sydney for more than ten years.

      In 2012, Eddie started recording his lessons and uploading them to Youtube - creating 'Wootube'. Since then, he has amassed a following of more than 1 million subscribers and his videos have been viewed more than 60 million times.

      In 2018, Eddie was named Australia's Local Hero of the Year and shortlisted as one of the top ten teachers in the world. He has an ongoing ambassadorial role with the NSW Department of Education and is now in charge of its Maths Growth Team of highly skilled maths teachers, who mentor others in how to teach the subject well. There are 13 teachers on the team, which will grow to 22 by 2025. Since March last year, they have supported more than 300 teachers across 59 public schools.

      Eddie says: 'The mathematics we teach may be similar to what it was 100 years ago, but how it's applied in the real world changes all the time.'

      WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

      WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TEAM TROUBLE!

      Eddie Woo Super Sleuth is ready for action and mystery. With a mind for maths and a nose for adventure, he is about to skateboard into ... danger.

      When Eddie receives a cryptic message from Mr Appleby, a Woo family friend and resident of Sunny Side Aged Care, he is soon on a mission to thwart the evil plans of smugglers.

      It's up to Eddie to crack the clues and improve his skateboarding so that he can enter the annual school Triple Threat Quest with his best friends Rusty and DT.

      About the Author

      Eddie Woo has been teaching mathematics at Cherrybrook Technology High School, Sydney for more than ten years. In 2012, Eddie started recording his lessons and uploading them to Youtube - creating 'Wootube'. Since then, he has amassed a following of more than 1 million subscribers and his videos have been viewed more than 60 million times.

      In 2018, Eddie was named Australia's Local Hero of the Year and shortlisted as one of the top ten teachers in the world. He has an ongoing ambassadorial role with the NSW Department of Education and is now in charge of its Maths Growth Team of highly skilled maths teachers, who mentor others in how to teach the subject well. There are 13 teachers on the team, which will grow to 22 by 2025. Since March last year, they have supported more than 300 teachers across 59 public schools.

      Eddie says: 'The mathematics we teach may be similar to what it was 100 years ago, but how it's applied in the real world changes all the time.'

       

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      Recently I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with educators across the sector at various events, including with various education researchers at MERGA, teachers at Edutech, and educators from all sectors involved with the Teaching Excellence Program at the Academy of Teaching and School Leadership. I have also supported some MAV online PL programs, interacting with teachers in discussion groups. This week I am visiting Whittlesea Tech School, as part of the Tech School Learning Advisory Panel.

      It a great to be able to get out and visit people again, and talk to teachers in person. It is clear that there are a lot of pressures on teachers, and as we know a lot of media at this time too. Wherever I go I see engaged teachers doing their best, innovating, and acting in the best interests of their students despite all that is going on. That is what we are about, and I wanted to say thank you to all the maths educators who are making progress as a difficult 2022 continues. Well done!

      I hope what MAV continues to offer you is of great value and support, and don't forget, so that we can help tell us what you need more of!

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

      • MAV and ISV's 'New Frontiers of Learning' conference is now open for registrations. This highly popular event has a limited 90 places and is coming up fast!
      • Spots for our Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days are filling up fast - book ASAP!
      • Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference! this year we have in-person and online options for attendees including access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023 for all attending regardless of format.

      Hope you are doing well!

      Peter Saffin
      CEO


      From our MAV News page:

      MAV Board sets strategy for an online educator community

      The MAV Board recently approved the establishment of an online mathematics community. The community will be live by the end of 2022 to provide better support for educators across Victoria. Educators will be able to connect, share, and access advice and expertise in one easy-to-use collaborative environment.

      MAV Appoints new President and 4 directors

      MAV recently held a special SGM to welcome four new Board members, bringing the total number of Directors to 13. Following that at the July Board meeting, the Board appointed a new President for the coming year! Read on to learn more!

      New Careers in STEM activities for schools!

      The Mathematics in Careers investigations are designed to help students experience what careers in leading STEM industries can look like, through collaborative projects that solve real word problems, using real data and tools. The investigations were created by MAV Education Consultants, Helen Haralambous and Jess Mount as part of the Connecting Learning with Work Project.

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Wolfram Tech for Every Victorian Secondary Student Part 2- Wolfram Research: Interactive Notebook Follow Up Session

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 30th August 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of year 7 to 12.

      This free Virtual workshop is a follow up session on Wolfram Research - Interactive Notebook. It is aimed at secondary mathematics teachers and follows the previous session and basic introduction to the Wolfram Language and tools available. The session aims to provide an open space for question and answering on the workflow and use of the Wolfram Notebook and work first hand with attendees on ways to improve and refine skills within the tools but allow deeper exploration and goal setting for future use with students.

      VCE 2023 Study Design - Virtual Conference

       

      Registration closes Wednesday 24th August at 5pm  - BOOK NOW

      Virtual:

      Friday 2nd September 2022

      Time: 9:00am – 3:15pm

      Cost: 

      • Member Individual: $120 for one study OR $400 for all 4 studies.
      • Member School: $990 for all staff access for all 4 studies.
      • Non-member Individual: $150 for one study OR $500 for all 4 studies.
      • Non-member School: $1125 for all staff access for all 4 studies.

      This full day VCE conference focusing on the 2023 VCE Study Design offers workshops in all four studies - Foundation, General, Methods and Specialist Mathematics. The conference includes an overview of the 2023 Study Design and multiple workshops options. Sessions range from sample exam type questions from new content, Mathematical Investigations (SACs) and some sessions focusing in depth on coverage of new content.

      NOTE: Delegates will have the choice of registering for:

      • One Study
      • All Four Studies
      • Group bookings - this will allow all staff from their school to have access to All Four Studies


      For more information contact Helen Haralambous, hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      New Frontiers of Learning:
      Human Centered Maths

      For teachers of year F to 10.

      Date: Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      Time: 8.45am until 3.00pm

      Venue: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne

      Check out the program here!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) invite educators from all sectors to a joint professional learning event for mathematics teachers of Foundation to Year 10.

      KEYNOTE CONFIRMED! 

      Social and Emotional Learning in Mathematics; Engagement for meaningful learning

      by Louka Parry

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

       NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

      • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
      • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

      An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

      • Geelong High School – Thurs Sept 1 (Years 7 – 10)
      • Tarneit P-9 College – Sept 9 (Years 7-9)
      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      A joint professional learning event for mathematics educators from Foundation to Year 10. Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice, as we focus on linking student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes. Open to teachers from all school sectors!

      • Link student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes.
      • Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice.
      • Explore the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics, including proficiencies and capabilities.
      • Select sessions streamed according to teaching levels.
      • Opportunity for small facilitator led conversation sessions.
      • Open to teachers from all school sectors.

      When: Tuesday 6 September 2022
      Where: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
      Who should attend: Teachers of Foundation - Year 10
      Book at: www.mav.vic.edu.au/events  

      Registrations close Thursday 1 September

      Download the program here.

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      Register now!

      To register yourself, if you have an account: Click here
      For a Group booking from your school, to register: Click here
      Not yet registered with MAV? To  join our database and register for the event: Click here


      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      Each year the Mathematical Association of Victoria prepares a very successful VCE revision package for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria developed a self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course for all 3 maths studies. 

      The program received incredibly positive feedback as it was jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible all the way until the end of the VCE exams.

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

       

      All course videos are delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. This means that the information the students receive will be the most relevant and up-to-date, and the tips will be based on where students typically make mistakes in their VCE exams. Furthermore, the courses feature technology videos created by TI and CASIO experts.

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

      VCE maths revision: Top 6 Tips for Students

      Please share the following tip sheet in your school newsletter, or pass on to students to support their maths revision, as we approach the main study period for the year.

      Need study tips for VCE maths success? Making ongoing summaries, joining revision programs, and showing all working step-by-step are all part of what leads to success. Find out more here.

       

      More support for student and parents are found on our parent webpage: 

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Resources/Parents/Secondary-School-parent-support

       

      VCE maths revision: Top 6 Tips for Students

       


      Registrations have now closed for the State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations’ FLIP Challenge.

      Over 50 schools with and 400 investigations have been registered and judging is well on the way! 

      We are now in the process of judging entries and looking forward to reading all of your students hard work and we will be contacting schools from next week onwards so keep an eye out. 

      We have an amazing range of resources, tip sheets and webinars available all year to support you and your students  they complete Financial Literacy and Mathematics Investigations.

      To view these resources head to the MTQ website or click on the buttons below:

      Did you start MTQ or the FLIP Challenge and your students are yet to complete it?

      We would love to recognise your work and send a certificate for you to present to your students.

      Just simple complete this survey before Friday 26th of August and go in the running to win a $50 MAVshop voucher: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQ22StudentParticipation 

      Just simply email Jen Bowden for more details: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au


      SMSI - FUSE - Department of Education & Training

      The SMSI has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10. The SMSI has been designed in consultation with teachers and principals to meet the needs of secondary schools, teachers, and students.

      Participants gain a fully funded graduate certificate in either mathematics or science through Deakin University, a leading Australian tertiary institution with recognised expertise in out-of-field teaching. Credit points from the graduate certificate can be put towards a Master of Education. Unlike previous intakes of the SMSI, the graduate certificates of the third intake will be delivered over two years. The SMSI is designed for teachers who have been teaching out-of-field mathematics or science for 1–5 years and will be teaching out-of-field in 2023–2024. Participants will further their pedagogical content knowledge and practical teaching skills through engagement with contemporary, research informed approaches to mathematics or science teaching and learning aligned to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 7–10.

      For further information including upcoming info sessions click here.

      Express your interest now:

      • To express your interest in the SMSI, complete the form here.
      • The EOI process closes on 8 September 2022
      • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their EOI in late September
       
         
       

       MAV22 Annual Conference

      Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here             

      Synopsis now available! Download here and review our fantastic program!

      Keynote Highlight - Thursday 1 December 2022 (Secondary)

      Hayley Dureau
      Master Teacher (Mathematics) Teaching Excellence Program - Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

      Nimble networks

      With more information and resources than ever before at our fingertips, is networking still relevant and should we bother investing time and energy into it? Hayley Dureau argues strongly – yes!

      There’s an invaluable degree of depth and insight that can be gained through dialogue, team-teaching, and observation, between mathematics educators. In this session, Hayley shares some of the opportunities and insights gained through the Teaching Excellence Program, including practical strategies for sharing and challenging thinking. The session explores examples of connections made between teachers in various contexts, settings, and sectors, and how the sharing of stories and strategies can open our minds to new ways of thinking and teaching and encourage the trailing of new ideas.

      Hayley Dureau. Master Teacher (Mathematics) Teaching Excellence Program - Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

      This keynote is supported by:

      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, early years, primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Packages still available:

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest jobs:

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Go to https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub/Post-a-job-advertisement
      Select the option of 1 or 2 months and follow the instructions.

      Tip: When you add your job information ensure you save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next screen or info may be lost.
      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals - it is never too late!

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! If you have not paid you will no longer have access to member benefits and will get no more journals - so renew now!

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      STEM and Mathematics – a career that makes a difference - WATCH NOW

      Our session was great success last Tuesday night. Thanks to those that could join us and to Asha for her passionate presentation.

      If you missed it the recording is now available on MAV's YouTube channel to be shared in your schools carerrs news, or send the link to your students:

      https://www.youtube.com/user/MathematicsMatters

      STEM and Mathematics 013 a career that makes a difference


      reSolve: Maths by Inquiry

      reSolve: Maths by Inquiry is the flagship mathematics education program from the Australian Academy of Science. reSolve provides curriculum-aligned teaching resources and professional learning materials to support teachers to promote a spirit of inquiry in school mathematics, from Foundation to Year 10.

      Professional learning courses will open on Monday 12 September and close Friday 28 October 2022. Course dates span the end of Term 3, the school holidays, and the start of Term 4 so you can study when it suits you.

      Courses are research-based and show how to put research into practice in classrooms and are fully facilitated by the reSolve team.

      Courses are FREE and aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

      Make sure you are signed up to the reSolve mailing list, and forward this email to colleagues who may be interested. Mailing list subscribers will receive enrolment instructions on Monday 12 September, when the courses open.

      You can find more info including modules and resources: https://resolve.edu.au/our-resources/professional-resources 


      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      “I have felt so privileged to have been selected to participate in TEP. The opportunity to collaborate with exceptional Primary and Secondary teachers from the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors is such a unique and highly beneficial professional learning experience, one which has profoundly changed me as an educator. It has definitely been a highlight in my career thus far.”

      Emma Davies, St Louis de Montfort's Catholic Primary School, Aspendale

      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      Applications are now open for the 2023 Teaching Excellence Program!

      The program provides a unique, dedicated pathway for highly skilled teachers to refine their practice, deepen their knowledge and enhance their impact in the classroom. Participants will deepen teaching excellence through a focus on disciplinary knowledge, responsive pedagogy, and practitioner inquiry. 

      The program is open to applicants from Victorian government, Catholic and Independent schools.

      Applications close on Wednesday 31 August.

      Find out more and apply: https://bit.ly/3OkeF66


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths

      MathsTalk: Ready Set Upskill - The importance of understanding data

       

       
         

       

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      Check out some of our great resources!

      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics studies.

      Each Trial Exam features: Original questions, highly relevant to the current course, fully worked solutions for all sections and clear marking schemes. Exam formats are similar to those used by the VCAA. Written in line with adjusted 2022 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

       MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      PLEASE NOTE: THIS RESOURCE IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PRACTISING VICTORIAN SECONDARY TEACHERS. PRODUCT IS FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY. NOT TO BE USED FOR PRIVATE TUTORING SERVICES! Before proceeding with the purchase of this item, you need to provide the name of the school you are currently teaching at and your school email address. If you are a student and buy this resource, we will not supply it and deduct $20 admin fee for processing refunds.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase,(during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      The MAV 2022 VCE Mathematics SACs materials are an online resource that is password protected (password emailed upon purchase). The materials are designed to provide suggested starting points for VCE Mathematics teachers for their School Assessed Coursework (SACs).
      MAV SACs 2022 materials have been written by experienced VCE mathematics teachers. They are for use by teachers to aid in assessment of student School Assessed Coursework for Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

       MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Ensure students prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV solutions to the 2021 VCAA Examinations 1 & 2 for Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Each solution set features: fully worked solutions for all sections, advice on solution processes and permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

      Find the clues and lift the flaps on this mathematical mystery!

      Join Molly as she ventures into a curious world where nothing is quite as it seems... A trail of clues lead from scene to scene, presenting Molly with a number of challenges. But who is leaving the clues and where will they lead?

      This interactive mystery shows maths isn't just about numbers and sums - its about imagination! An explorative and creative approach to the sometimes daunting topic of maths.

      This brilliantly created book shows maths isn't just about numbers and sums... it's also about using your imagination, making sense of the world, and making seemingly impossible things possible! 

       

       Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

      Leading Improvements in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

      School leaders have ready access to assessment data, motivating efforts to improve the numeracy outcomes of their students, but it can be difficult for principals to decide how to achieve these goals within their school's existing strategic plans and policies.

      Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan brings his decades of experience and research in mathematics teaching and education to a carefully curated selection of proven practices and effective approaches that will help school leaders empower teachers and achieve improved numeracy outcomes for their students.

      With links to the OECD's Future of Education and Skills 2030 framework and the Victorian Education Department's high impact teaching strategies, the book gives school leaders insights into professional learning opportunities and high-impact practices that can align improvement visions and goals with effective classroom approaches.

      Quality learning experiences, lesson structure, learning sequences, classroom culture, collaborative planning and effective teaching are addressed in ways that will help school leaders improve not only students' numeracy and mathematics outcomes, but also their critical and creative thinking skills, enabling classroom learning to be transferred to real-life contexts.

      Leading Improvements in Mathematics Teaching and Learning provides a framework for a set of high-impact strategies that individually and together can be the focus of teacher professional learning, school improvement and student numeracy achievement.

       Leading Improvements in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

      MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

      You can now purchase access to one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2022.

      Each day includes:

      • 5 Keynotes and 50 Sessions available on-demand.

      • That's 10 Keynotes and 100 Sessions available if you purchase both days.

      • Unlimited access until end of November 2022!

      • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

      • Gain access now! Buy through MAVshop.

       MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

       

       

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      Recently I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with educators across the sector at various events, including with various education researchers at MERGA, teachers at Edutech, and educators from all sectors involved with the Teaching Excellence Program at the Academy of Teaching and School Leadership. I have also supported some MAV online PL programs, interacting with teachers in discussion groups. This week I am visiting Whittlesea Tech School, as part of the Tech School Learning Advisory Panel.

      It a great to be able to get out and visit people again, and talk to teachers in person. It is clear that there are a lot of pressures on teachers, and as we know a lot of media at this time too. Wherever I go I see engaged teachers doing their best, innovating, and acting in the best interests of their students despite all that is going on. That is what we are about, and I wanted to say thank you to all the maths educators who are making progress as a difficult 2022 continues. Well done!

      I hope what MAV continues to offer you is of great value and support, and don't forget, so that we can help tell us what you need more of!

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

      • MAV and ISV's 'New Frontiers of Learning' conference is now open for registrations. This highly popular event has a limited 90 places so don't miss out!
      • Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference!  With  strong primary focus this year we have in-person and online options for attendees including access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023 for all attending regardless of format.
      • Our Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies is on in October - don't miss out on this exciting collaboration.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO


      From our MAV News page

      MAV Board sets strategy for an online educator community

      The MAV Board recently approved the establishment of an online mathematics community. The community will be live by the end of 2022 to provide better support for educators across Victoria. Educators will be able to connect, share, and access advice and expertise in one easy-to-use collaborative environment.

      MAV Appoints new President and 4 directors

      MAV recently held a special SGM to welcome four new Board members, bringing the total number of Directors to 13. Following that at the July Board meeting, the Board appointed a new President for the coming year! Read on to learn more!

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      New Frontiers of Learning 2022: Human centered maths
       
      Bookings now open!

      For teachers of year F to 10.

      Date: Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      Time: 8.45am until 3.00pm

      Venue: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 

       

      Check out the program here!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) invite educators from all sectors to a joint professional learning event for mathematics teachers of Foundation to Year 10.

      KEYNOTE CONFIRMED! 

      Social and Emotional Learning in Mathematics; Engagement for meaningful learning

      by Louka Parry

      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Bookings now open!   

      Virtual: Friday 14 October 2022

      Cost: 

      • Students (pre-service teacher members) $30
      • Members $100
      • Non-members $125

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Due to demand for a primary, online professional learning event from teachers across the state, we are arranging a 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. Join us for this hands-on virtual learning event. 

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

       
         
       

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      A joint professional learning event for mathematics educators from Foundation to Year 10. Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice, as we focus on linking student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes. Open to teachers from all school sectors!

      • Link student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes.
      • Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice.
      • Explore the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics, including proficiencies and capabilities.
      • Select sessions streamed according to teaching levels.
      • Opportunity for small facilitator led conversation sessions.
      • Open to teachers from all school sectors.

      When: Tuesday 6 September 2022
      Where: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
      Who should attend: Teachers of Foundation - Year 10
      Book at: www.mav.vic.edu.au/events 

      Registrations close Thursday 1 September

      Download the program here.

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      Register now!

      To register yourself, if you have an account: Click here
      For a Group booking from your school, to register: Click here
      Not yet registered with MAV? To  join our database and register for the event: Click here


      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference on primary mathematics education.

      Join us for this 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      A full day virtual conference in which MAV education consultants will showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.
      Presenters include MAV Education Consultants and special guests. Includes a great variety of sessions!

      Join live on the day, and have access to all sessions until 1st December, 2022.

      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

       

      Presenters include:

      • Jen Bowden - MAV primary Education Consultant
      • Peter Saffin - MAV CEO
      • Dr Paul Swan
      • Narelle Rice
      • Ange Rogers
      • Paul Staniscia
      • Ellen Corovic
      • Thomas Moore
      • Michael Minas
      • Cathy Epstein/Rodgers
      • Andrea O’Connor
      • Jane Hubbard
      • Di Liddell
      • Amanda Cassidy
      • Judy Gregg

        Download the full flyer here!

         

      Date: 14th October 

      Time: 9AM - 3:30PM

      Non Member: $125.00

      Members: $100.00

      Preservice teachers members: $30.00

      Registrations here.

      For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 

       

      State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations019 FLIP Challenge

      Registrations have now closed for the State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations’ FLIP Challenge.

      Over 50 schools with and 400 investigations have been registered and judging is well on the way! 

      We are now in the process of judging entries and looking forward to reading all of your students hard work and we will be contacting schools from next week onwards so keep an eye out. 

      We have an amazing range of resources, tip sheets and webinars available all year to support you and your students  they complete Financial Literacy and Mathematics Investigations.

      To view these resources head to the MTQ website or click on the buttons below:

      Did you start MTQ or the FLIP Challenge and your students are yet to complete it?

      We would love to recognise your work and send a certificate for you to present to your students.

      Just simple complete this survey before Friday 26th of August and go in the running to win a $50 MAVshop voucher: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQ22StudentParticipation 

      Just simply email Jen Bowden for more details: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference

      Register now for MAV22 Annual Conference

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two-day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here             

      Synopsis now available! Download here and review our fantastic program!

      Keynote Highlight - Thursday 1 December 2022 (Primary)

      Janette Bobis
      Professor of Mathematics Education, The University of Sydney

      Pedagogies to ambitiously engage early years students

      For many decades researchers have systematically explored the effectiveness of various pedagogies with the goal of improving teaching and learning. Emanating from this body of research we now know a great deal about practices for more effective teaching of mathematics. But mysteries surrounding why some practices seemingly work when implemented by one teacher or in one classroom but not for another still exist.

      Janette’s intention in this session is not to simply present a series of ‘best’ or ‘effective’ practices for teachers to memorise and imitate in their classrooms. Instead, she wishes to raise awareness and spark discussion of what might be the potential of an ensemble of practices that can more ambitiously engage early years students in problem solving, and critical and creative mathematical thinking than is the current classroom norm. 

      This keynote is supported by:

      THE EDUCATION STATE \ VICTORIA State Government | Education and Training

      Janette Bobis. Professor of Mathematics Education, The University of Sydney

       

      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, early years, primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Packages still available:

      Keynote Sponsorship which includes an exhibition space (only 2 remaining)

      Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package

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      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

      MAV Employment hub

       

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2023 - coming soon!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      Soon you can join for 2023. We will have our new pricing and start joining people for 2023 in October. 

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Other opportunities and news


      Town Squared - join the FREE pilot

      MAV has been collaborating with educational game developers Playlunch Games on the development of Town Squared. Town Squared is a game-based platform for children aged 7 - 11 that builds confidence and reduces maths anxiety in children and families. 

      MAV has been collaborating with educational game developers Playlunch Games on the development of Town Squared. Town Squared is a game-based platform for children aged 7 - 11 that builds confidence and reduces maths anxiety in children and families. 

      In Town Squared, children are immersed in a beautiful multiplayer world that weaves maths concepts and financial literacy learning into gameplay. Our aim is to get children to enjoy using the maths concepts they learn in class, in a safe, fun, social environment.

      Town Squared

      Town Squared is now available to download on iPhone and iPad, and the whole platform is FREE for our 2022 pilot period. 

      We hope to get as many educators, children and families on the platform as possible during the free pilot period, and we’d appreciate it if you would share the game with your students, parents and carers.

      The home version of Town Squared is available here https://apps.apple.com/au/app/town-squared/id1570197726 


      reSolve: Maths by Inquiry

      reSolve: Maths by Inquiry is the flagship mathematics education program from the Australian Academy of Science. reSolve provides curriculum-aligned teaching resources and professional learning materials to support teachers to promote a spirit of inquiry in school mathematics, from Foundation to Year 10.

      Professional learning courses will open on Monday 12 September and close Friday 28 October 2022. Course dates span the end of Term 3, the school holidays, and the start of Term 4 so you can study when it suits you.

      Courses are research-based and show how to put research into practice in classrooms and are fully facilitated by the reSolve team.

      Courses are FREE and aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

      Make sure you are signed up to the reSolve mailing list, and forward this email to colleagues who may be interested. Mailing list subscribers will receive enrolment instructions on Monday 12 September, when the courses open.

      You can find more info including modules and resources: https://resolve.edu.au/our-resources/professional-resources 


      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      “I have felt so privileged to have been selected to participate in TEP. The opportunity to collaborate with exceptional Primary and Secondary teachers from the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors is such a unique and highly beneficial professional learning experience, one which has profoundly changed me as an educator. It has definitely been a highlight in my career thus far.”

      Emma Davies, St Louis de Montfort's Catholic Primary School, Aspendale

      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      Applications are now open for the 2023 Teaching Excellence Program!

      The program provides a unique, dedicated pathway for highly skilled teachers to refine their practice, deepen their knowledge and enhance their impact in the classroom.  

      Participants will deepen teaching excellence through a focus on disciplinary knowledge, responsive pedagogy, and practitioner inquiry. 

      The program is open to applicants from Victorian government, Catholic and Independent schools.

      Applications close on Wednesday 31 August.

      Find out more and apply: https://bit.ly/3OkeF66


      Primary School parent support

      These page provide information and resources to help you support parents and children at home, to increase their interest and engagement in maths.

      If you need something else that may help contact us at office@mav.vic.edu.au 

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Integrating algorithm tasks into early years teaching

      Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths

      MathsTalk: Ready Set Upskill - The importance of understanding data

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      120s Bubble Board

      Discover place value, skip counting, addition, subtraction and number properties with this durable ‘pop and learn’ 120s board. The double-sided board features numbers printed in ascending order on the front and descending order on the back.

       

      An activity sheet is included with each purchase of a bubble board.

       120s Bubble Board

      Maths On The Go - Book 1

      This easy-to-use book contains activities that are simple to organise and implement, require minimum equipment, and are easily adapted across a range of years and age levels.

      The activities cover the four main content strands: Number, Chance and Data, Measurement and Space.

       Maths On The Go - Book 1

      Sheep Won't Sleep

      Counting sheep is supposed to help you sleep—but a room full of yaks, alpacas, and llamas would keep anyone awake in this counting book with a comical twist.

      Winner of the Mathical Book Prize!

      A glass of warm milk, reading, working on her knitting—nothing can help Clarissa get to sleep. When even counting sheep doesn't help her doze off, she tried pairs of alpacas instead. Two, four, six . . . then llamas by fives . . . then yaks by tens!

      But no one could sleep with a room full of bouncing, bleating, shedding animals. Determined to unravel her problem so she can get some sleep, Clarissa counts back down until she's all alone, and she can finally get some rest.

      Introducing addition and subtraction by ones, twos, fives, and tens, Sheep Won't Sleep is part bedtime story, part math practice— and the hilarious illustrations of spotted, striped, and plaid animals are sure to appeal to imaginative readers of all ages.  A perfect-- and fun!-- way to introduce and reinforce counting in groups, this is sure to be a study- and bedtime favorite!

       Sheep Won't Sleep

      Problem Solving; Word Problems with Counters

      Part of the Problem Solving Series, Problem Solving Word Problems with Counters includes a series of reproducible cards that may be projected onto a screen or printed out onto card or paper and limited. All students need are some red, blue, green and yellow counters to solve the problems. Some sample modelled solutions are provided as well as comprehensive solutions.

       

      Problem Solving; Word Problems with Counters

      Practical Teaching Strategies In Numeracy for Children with Learning Difficulties: Set of 5 Books

      In this series of five books, originally developed for children with Down Syndrome, Dr Munro has simplified the steps needed to acquire basic mathematical skills for teachers, parents and carers.
      The books follow a sequence according to skill levels and the program can be entered at any level relevant to the skills of the child. The books in the series are: Pre-number (33 pages), Numbers to Five (66 pages), Numbers to Ten (83 pages), Numbers to Twenty (90 pages), Numbers to One Hundred (151 pages).

      Practical Teaching Strategies In Numeracy for Children with Learning Difficulties: Set of 5 Books

      MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

      You can now purchase access to one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2022.

      Each day includes:

      • 5 Keynotes and 50 Sessions available on-demand.
      • That's 10 Keynotes and 100 Sessions available if you purchase both days.
      • Unlimited access until end of November 2022!
      • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
      • Gain access now! Buy through MAVshop.
      MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Home 

       
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       Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

      • MAV and ISV's 'New Frontiers of Learning' conference is now open for registrations. This highly popular event has a limited 90 places so don't miss out!
      • New GOAL! lessons! 
      • make sure you check out our term 3 journals and free magazine Common Denominator - read the digital versions now.

      MAV's VCE revision program is also open for bookings, we ask that you share the flier in your schools newsletter or directly to students, and note that schools that buy in bulk for students get a discount! Many schools buy this popular program that way. See below for more info. 

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

      MAV Board update

      MAV recently held a s Special General Meeting to welcome four new Board members, bringing the total number of Directors to 13. We welcome:

      • Ellen Richardson - South Yarra Primary School
      • Justin de Lacy - Woodleigh School, Penbank Campus
      • Adrienne English - Melbourne Grammar School – Grimwade House
      • Andrea O’Connor - Senior Education Officer: Leader of Pedagogy for Catholic Education Sandhurst

      MAV President, Kerryn Sandford

      Following the SGM at the most recent meeting of the Board, Kerryn Sandford (Principal at Heathmont College) was elected as President of MAV. Congratulations Kerryn and MAV looks forward to your leadership in the coming years.

      To meet your MAV Board and President please see our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/About-Us/MAV-Board  

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Wolfram Tech for Every Victorian Secondary Student Part 2- Wolfram Research: Interactive Notebook Follow Up Session

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 30th August 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of year 7 to 12.

      This free Virtual workshop is a follow up session on Wolfram Research - Interactive Notebook. It is aimed at secondary mathematics teachers and follows the previous session and basic introduction to the Wolfram Language and tools available. The session aims to provide an open space for question and answering on the workflow and use of the Wolfram Notebook and work first hand with attendees on ways to improve and refine skills within the tools but allow deeper exploration and goal setting for future use with students.

      VCE 2023 Study Design - Virtual Conference

       

      Places are selling fast!

      Virtual:

      Friday 2nd September 2022

      Time: 9:00am – 3:15pm

      Cost: 

      • Member Individual: $120 for one study OR $400 for all 4 studies.
      • Member School: $990 for all staff access for all 4 studies.
      • Non-member Individual: $150 for one study OR $500 for all 4 studies.
      • Non-member School: $1125 for all staff access for all 4 studies.

      This full day VCE conference focusing on the 2023 VCE Study Design offers workshops in all four studies - Foundation, General, Methods and Specialist Mathematics. The conference includes an overview of the 2023 Study Design and multiple workshops options. Sessions range from sample exam type questions from new content, Mathematical Investigations (SACs) and some sessions focusing in depth on coverage of new content.

      NOTE: Delegates will have the choice of registering for:

      • One Study
      • All Four Studies
      • Group bookings - this will allow all staff from their school to have access to All Four Studies


      For more information contact Helen Haralambous, hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      New Frontiers of Learning:
      Human centered maths

      Bookings open!

      For teachers of year F to 10.

      Date: Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      Time: 8.45am until 3.00pm

      Venue: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 

       

      Check out the program here!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) invite educators from all sectors to a joint professional learning event for mathematics teachers of Foundation to Year 10.

      KEYNOTE CONFIRMED! 

      Social and Emotional Learning in Mathematics; Engagement for meaningful learning

      by Louka Parry

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      STEM and Mathematics - a career that makes a difference

      STEM and mathematics careers are some of the most valuable, rewarding, and future focused careers on offer. Mathematics study leads to a wide variety of entry points to a host of industries, great salaries, and amazing opportunities, where you will support Australia's future innovation and economy. Have you thought about where continuing to study mathematics could lead you? A free virtual event for students of year 8 to 12.

      Join as class, or get your students to join with the family at home!

      Happening soon!

      Virtual: 

      Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022

      Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM

      Cost: Free 

      Register here: 

      www.trybooking.com/BZMUU 

      Download the flier to share with students!

      STEM and Mathematics - a career that makes a difference

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

       

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      HOLD THE DATE!

      Wednesday September 7, 2022

       

       

      An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Dates & venues:

      • Myrtleford Secondary College – August 17 (Years 7 & 8)
      • Tarneit P-9 College – Sept 9 (Years 7-9)
      • Geelong High School – Thurs Sept 1 (Years 7 – 10)
      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

       

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths


      A joint professional learning event for mathematics educators from Foundation to Year 10. Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice, as we focus on linking student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes. Open to teachers from all school sectors!

      • Link student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes.
      • Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice.
      • Explore the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics, including proficiencies and capabilities.
      • Select sessions streamed according to teaching levels.
      • Opportunity for small facilitator led conversation sessions.
      • Open to teachers from all school sectors.

      When: Tuesday 6 September 2022
      Where: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
      Who should attend: Teachers of Foundation - Year 10
      Book at: www.mav.vic.edu.au/events  

      Registrations close Thursday 1 September

      Download the program here.

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths
      Register now!

      To register yourself, if you have an account: Click here
      For a Group booking from your school, to register: Click here
      Not yet registered with MAV? To  join our database and register for the event: Click here


      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      Each year the Mathematical Association of Victoria prepares a very successful VCE revision package for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria developed a self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course for all 3 maths studies. 

      The program received incredibly positive feedback as it was jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible all the way until the end of the VCE exams.

      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      All course videos are delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. This means that the information the students receive will be the most relevant and up-to-date, and the tips will be based on where students typically make mistakes in their VCE exams. Furthermore, the courses feature technology videos created by TI and CASIO experts.

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program 

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.


      State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations019 FLIP Challenge

      Registrations have now closed for the State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations’ FLIP Challenge.

      Over 50 schools with and 400 investigations have been registered.

      We are now in the process of judging entries and looking forward to reading all of your students hard work!

      We have an amazing range of resources, tip sheets and webinars available all year to support you and your students  they complete Financial Literacy and Mathematics Investigations.

      To view these resources head to the MTQ website or click on the buttons below:

      Did you start MTQ or the FLIP Challenge and your students are yet to complete it?

      We would love to recognise your work and send a certificate for you to present to your students.

      Just simply email Jen Bowden for more details: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

       
         
       

       MAV22 Annual Conference

      MAV22 Annual Conference program now available!

      MAV is excited to bring you the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) program.

      MAV22 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December 2022 and will be an in-person and virtual conference with five keynote presentations on each day followed by sessions in 20 rooms. 10 rooms on each day will be available to online delegates.  

      The theme for MAV22 ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’, is timely, particularly given the past two years we have experienced, and that mathematics plays a crucial role in our personal, professional and civic lives. More specifically, mathematics is the foundation for responding to and managing societal issues, such as pandemics, environmental and social problems. In the workplace, mathematics is used every day to communicate, plan, visualise, monitor, evaluate systems and processes, interrogate data and information, and predict outcomes in an increasingly information rich and technologically advanced society sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices among and will focus on valuing mathematics across our education system and society.

      Mathematics plays a crucial role in our personal, professional and civic lives. Mathematics is the foundation for responding to and managing societal issues, such as pandemics, environmental and social problems. At work, mathematics is used every day to communicate, plan, visualise, monitor, evaluate systems and processes, interrogate data and information, and predict outcomes in an increasingly information rich and technologically advanced society.

      This year MAV22 will offer both online and in-person sessions to accommodate the mathematics community.

      To view the synopsis, click here.

      Registration is open to both online and in-person delegates

      Whether you are attending in person or online you can now be part of the largest mathematics conference in the southern hemisphere.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub


      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.
      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest jobs:

      Alice Miller School - 2023 VCE Maths 

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Go to https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub/Post-a-job-advertisement
      Select the option of 1 or 2 months and follow the instructions.

      Tip: When you add your job information ensure you save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next screen or info may be lost.
      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         
       

      MAV Membership 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals - it is never too late!

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! If you have not paid you will no longer have access to member benefits and will get no more journals - so renew now!

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV Membership 2022: Join us!

       
         

       

       

      Other opportunities and news


      TeachLab Seminar Series: Prof Berry

      What future teaching and schooling? Following the trends and exciting ideas to map what the future holds for those who teach and lead our schools.

      The only constant in our modern world is constant change. But there’s another constant and that is the positioning of the local school. While many of societies' traditional institutions have faded away or struggle for relevance, the school and the work of teachers remain key in how we define childhood and the aspirations of a generation. This is not to say it's an easy position to be in. In fact, working in schools today is a highly complex and sophisticated occupation. Not to mention stressful and full of accountabilities. So, If the world is in a constant process of change with conflicting agendas and ideological positions, what might this mean for our schools moving into the future? In this exciting conversation seminar, Professor Berry draws on his many published works to paint a picture of what the future holds for those who teach and what it means for how our schools need to be organised.

      Speaker: Professor Barnett Berry, Research Professor, University of South Carolina.

      Date: 23 August 2022

      Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

      Registrations: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teachlab-seminar-series-prof-berry-tickets-381482202537 


      Upskill to become a qualified mathematics or science teacher

      Out-of-field mathematics and science teachers are encouraged to express their interest for the third intake of the Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI), beginning February 2023.

      This is an opportunity for out-of-field mathematics and science teachers in years 7 to 10 to complete a fully funded graduate certificate in mathematics or science, at no cost.

      Out-of-field teachers are those who do not specialise in the subject they are teaching.

      Deakin University delivers the 2-year graduate certificates. Deakin University is a leading Australian tertiary institution with recognised expertise in out-of-field teaching.

      The SMSI provides schools additional funding to support participating teachers.

      To learn more about the SMSI, you and your principals can attend an upcoming online information session:

      Expressions of interest:

      There are 75 places open for the 2023 intake, with 50 places in mathematics and 25 in science, with just over half of all places reserved for rural and regional participants.

      Rural and regional participants will receive travel and accommodation subsidies of up to $320 per day to attend face-to-face course delivery days.

      To apply for the SMSI, complete an expression of interest by Thursday 8 September 2022.

      Applicants will be advised of the outcome by late September.

       


      Research study on reasons why students choose/don't choose particular maths subject for years 11 & 12

      You may have seen in the media recently about the apparent decline in the number of students studying Specialist Maths around the country. Professor Deb King from Melbourne Uni and Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers' Treasurer and UQ lecturer Michael Jennings and are doing a nation-wide research project on why students are choosing or not choosing particular maths subjects for Years 11 and 12. They are asking Year 10 students, teachers and university lecturers for their thoughts, and would love to hear MAV members’ views! Their project has been approved by The University of Queensland's human ethics committee, with approval number 2022/HE000939.

      There are three very short surveys to complete:

      Why students choose Specialist Maths https://survey.app.uq.edu.au/specialistVIC

      Why students choose only Maths Methods and not Specialist Maths https://survey.app.uq.edu.au/methodsVIC

      Why students choose only General Maths and not Maths Methods https://survey.app.uq.edu.au/generalVIC

      Please contact Michael at msj@uq.edu.au if you would like your students to participate too.


      The ATO’s 2022 Tax, Super + You competition is now open

      The Tax, Super + You competition is a fun and engaging way for Australian high school students to learn about the value of tax and super. Not only does it help build financial literacy in students, but they also have a chance to win a share of the $7,600 prize pool for themselves and their school.

      The competition invites high school students in years 7–12 to make a creative project about tax and super, with the topics based on the year the student is in at school. 

      You can watch one of the competition judges, ATO Deputy Commissioner Hoa Wood, talk about the competition and how students can get involved.

      The ATO019s 2022 Tax, Super + You competition is now open

      Entries will close at 5pm AEST on Friday 19 August 2022, and the winners will be announced in October.

      For more information about the competition, including how you can incorporate the Tax, Super + You teaching resource into your lesson plans, visit the Competition teacher's kit


      Teaching Excellence Program 2023


      “I have felt so privileged to have been selected to participate in TEP. The opportunity to collaborate with exceptional Primary and Secondary teachers from the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors is such a unique and highly beneficial professional learning experience, one which has profoundly changed me as an educator. It has definitely been a highlight in my career thus far.”

      Emma Davies, St Louis de Montfort's Catholic Primary School, Aspendale

      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      Applications are now open for the 2023 Teaching Excellence Program!

      The program provides a unique, dedicated pathway for highly skilled teachers to refine their practice, deepen their knowledge and enhance their impact in the classroom. Participants will deepen teaching excellence through a focus on disciplinary knowledge, responsive pedagogy, and practitioner inquiry. 

      The program is open to applicants from Victorian government, Catholic and Independent schools.

      Applications close on Wednesday 31 August.

      Find out more and apply: https://bit.ly/3OkeF66


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      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics studies.

      Each Trial Exam features: Original questions, highly relevant to the current course, fully worked solutions for all sections and clear marking schemes. Exam formats are similar to those used by the VCAA. Written in line with adjusted 2022 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      PLEASE NOTE: THIS RESOURCE IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PRACTISING VICTORIAN SECONDARY TEACHERS. PRODUCT IS FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY. NOT TO BE USED FOR PRIVATE TUTORING SERVICES! Before proceeding with the purchase of this item, you need to provide the name of the school you are currently teaching at and your school email address. If you are a student and buy this resource, we will not supply it and deduct $20 admin fee for processing refunds.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase,(during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      The MAV 2022 VCE Mathematics SACs materials are an online resource that is password protected (password emailed upon purchase). The materials are designed to provide suggested starting points for VCE Mathematics teachers for their School Assessed Coursework (SACs).
      MAV SACs 2022 materials have been written by experienced VCE mathematics teachers. They are for use by teachers to aid in assessment of student School Assessed Coursework for Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

       MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Ensure students prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV solutions to the 2021 VCAA Examinations 1 & 2 for Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Each solution set features: fully worked solutions for all sections, advice on solution processes and permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

      PLEASE NOTE: This item is a password protected online resource. Upon purchase, (during Business hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) you will be emailed the password which will give you download access to the resource for 30 days ONLY.

      MAV Solutions 2021 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

      Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

      Extension Mathematics for Higher achieving students is for students who need and enjoy the challenge of working with material which encourages the application of higher order thinking.

      The problems and exercises in these books encourage students

      • to think creatively
      • to be flexible in the use of new ideas and approaches
      • to be fluent in the creation of an array of ideas
      • to elaborate on similar ideas
      • to be original in thinking of new approaches or new ways of seeing problems.

      The problems and tasks are based on the topic and concept areas studied in the upper middle curriculum with extra task to allow challenge, application and extension of ideas. Solving the problems requires each student to seek information beyond the classroom, modifying their thinking and being prepared to use and think of new approaches in unfamiliar situations. The tasks can be used as an addition to the teaching program where more able students can be directed to pursue challenges which require the application of a range of problem solving techniques centred on the topic being studied.

      Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

      Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

      Middle leading refers to those teachers that both teach and have leadership roles, and thus can bridge the gap between the practices of learning and the management of schooling. Focusing on the practices of middle leaders, this book addresses the current lack of support and professional development for middle leaders in educational settings.

      Middle Leadership in Schools positions middle leaders as professional leaders, and an integral part of educational and professional development in schools and other educational institutions. Drawing on empirical research spanning four countries, this book provides readers with a conceptual framework to understand middle leading and shows how middle leading practices unfold in real educational contexts. This is a valuable resource that goes beyond a theoretical conversation about middle leaders to provide readers with practical applications based on extensive research undertaken by the authors. The book is divided into seven chapters, each of which include reflective discussion questions and recommended readings to promote collaborative engagement with the text. Chapters cover topics such as how middle leading is shaped in practice, its role in professional development and its impact on schools.

      Illustrating to middle leaders how they can develop their leadership skills, the book will also be of interest to school principals and other senior leaders as a guide to supporting their middle leaders.

       Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

       

      MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

      You can now purchase access to one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2022.

      Each day includes:

      • 5 Keynotes and 50 Sessions available on-demand.

      • That's 10 Keynotes and 100 Sessions available if you purchase both days.

      • Unlimited access until end of November 2022!

      • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

      • Gain access now! Buy through MAVshop.

       MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

       

       

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      Last week we launched our easy to read flip book and pdf download of the MAV21 Annual Conference program. For all keynotes and a table based view of the program, click here. We look forward to seeing you there! Note the registrations for attending in-person are limited due to the venue in 2022, so if you want to ensure your place book soon!

      Registrations for MTQ have officially closed. We look forward to reviewing your student investigations! 

      Finally in relation to events, we hope that you will join us at either our Primary Mathematics Showcase or our joint event with Independent Schools Victoria 'New Frontiers of Learning: Human-Centred Maths' - you can find more information and registration links below. 

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

      MAV Board update

      MAV recently held a Special General Meeting to welcome four new Board members, bring the total number of Directors to 13. We welcome:

      • Ellen Richardson - South Yarra Primary School
      • Justin de Lacy - Woodleigh School, Penbank Campus
      • Adrienne English - Melbourne Grammar School – Grimwade House
      • Andrea O’Connor - Senior Education Officer: Leader of Pedagogy for Catholic Education Sandhurst

      MAV President, Kerryn Sandford

      Following the SGM at the most recent meeting of the Board, Kerryn Sandford (Principal at Heathmont College) was elected as President of MAV. Congratulations Kerryn and MAV looks forward to your leadership in the coming years.

      To meet your MAV Board and President please see our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/About-Us/MAV-Board 

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

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      New Frontiers of Learning 2022: Human centered maths
       
      Bookings now open!

      For teachers of year F to 10.

      Date: Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      Time: 8.45am until 3.00pm

      Venue: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 

       

      Check out the program here!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) invite educators from all sectors to a joint professional learning event for mathematics teachers of Foundation to Year 10.

      KEYNOTE CONFIRMED! 

      Social and Emotional Learning in Mathematics; Engagement for meaningful learning

      by Louka Parry

      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Bookings now open!   

      Virtual: Friday 14 October 2022

      Cost: 

      • Students (pre-service teacher members) $30
      • Members $100
      • Non-members $125

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Due to demand for a primary, online professional learning event from teachers across the state, we are arranging a 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. Join us for this hands-on virtual learning event. 

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

       
         
       

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      A joint professional learning event for mathematics educators from Foundation to Year 10. Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice, as we focus on linking student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes. Open to teachers from all school sectors!

      • Link student wellbeing and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) to engagement in mathematics to improve student outcomes.
      • Explore the new frontiers of learning with like minds looking to change and improve practice.
      • Explore the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics, including proficiencies and capabilities.
      • Select sessions streamed according to teaching levels.
      • Opportunity for small facilitator led conversation sessions.
      • Open to teachers from all school sectors.

      When: Tuesday 6 September 2022
      Where: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
      Who should attend: Teachers of Foundation - Year 10
      Book at: www.mav.vic.edu.au/events 

      Registrations close Thursday 1 September

      Download the program here.

      022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

       

      Register now!

      To register yourself, if you have an account: Click here
      For a Group booking from your school, to register: Click here
      Not yet registered with MAV? To  join our database and register for the event: Click here


      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference on primary mathematics education.

      Join us for this 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      A full day virtual conference in which MAV education consultants will showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.
      Presenters include MAV Education Consultants and special guests. Includes a great variety of sessions!

          Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      Presenters include:

      • Jen Bowden - MAV primary Education Consultant
      • Peter Saffin - MAV CEO
      • Dr Paul Swan
      • Narelle Rice
      • Ange Rogers
      • Paul Staniscia
      • Ellen Corovic
      • Thomas Moore
      • Michael Minas
      • Cathy Epstein/Rodgers
      • Andrea O’Connor
      • Jane Hubbard
      • Di Liddell
      • Amanda Cassidy
      • Judy Gregg

        Join live on the day, and have access to all sessions until 1st December, 2022.

        Download the full flyer here!

        For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au


      State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations019 FLIP Challeng

      Registrations have now closed for the State-Wide MTQ and Minster of Educations’ FLIP Challenge.

      Over 50 schools with and 400 investigations have been registered.

      We are now in the process of judging entries and looking forward to reading all of your students hard work!

      We have an amazing range of resources, tip sheets and webinars available all year to support you and your students  they complete Financial Literacy and Mathematics Investigations.

      To view these resources head to the MTQ website or click on the buttons below:

      Did you start MTQ or the FLIP Challenge and your students are yet to complete it?

      We would love to recognise your work and send a certificate for you to present to your students.

      Just simply email Jen Bowden for more details: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference

      MAV22 Annual Conference program now available!

      MAV is excited to bring you the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) program.

      MAV22 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December 2022 and will be an in-person and virtual conference with five keynote presentations on each day followed by sessions in 20 rooms. 10 rooms on each day will be available to online delegates.  

      The theme for MAV22 ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’, is timely, particularly given the past two years we have experienced, and that mathematics plays a crucial role in our personal, professional and civic lives. More specifically, mathematics is the foundation for responding to and managing societal issues, such as pandemics, environmental and social problems. In the workplace, mathematics is used every day to communicate, plan, visualise, monitor, evaluate systems and processes, interrogate data and information, and predict outcomes in an increasingly information rich and technologically advanced society sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices among and will focus on valuing mathematics across our education system and society.

      Mathematics plays a crucial role in our personal, professional and civic lives. Mathematics is the foundation for responding to and managing societal issues, such as pandemics, environmental and social problems. At work, mathematics is used every day to communicate, plan, visualise, monitor, evaluate systems and processes, interrogate data and information, and predict outcomes in an increasingly information rich and technologically advanced society.

      This year MAV22 will offer both online and in-person sessions to accommodate the mathematics community.

      To view the synopsis, click here.

      Registration is open to both online and in-person delegates

      Whether you are attending in person or online you can now be part of the largest mathematics conference in the southern hemisphere.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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      MAV Membership 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! If you have not paid you will no longer have access to member benefits and will get no more journals - so renew now!

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      Be a part of our member community!

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      TeachLab Seminar Series: Prof Berry

      What future teaching and schooling? Following the trends and exciting ideas to map what the future holds for those who teach and lead our schools.

      The only constant in our modern world is constant change. But there’s another constant and that is the positioning of the local school. While many of societies' traditional institutions have faded away or struggle for relevance, the school and the work of teachers remain key in how we define childhood and the aspirations of a generation. This is not to say it's an easy position to be in. In fact, working in schools today is a highly complex and sophisticated occupation. Not to mention stressful and full of accountabilities. So, If the world is in a constant process of change with conflicting agendas and ideological positions, what might this mean for our schools moving into the future? In this exciting conversation seminar, Professor Berry draws on his many published works to paint a picture of what the future holds for those who teach and what it means for how our schools need to be organised.

      Speaker: Professor Barnett Berry, Research Professor, University of South Carolina.

      Date: 23 August 2022

      Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

      Registrations: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teachlab-seminar-series-prof-berry-tickets-381482202537 


      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      “I have felt so privileged to have been selected to participate in TEP. The opportunity to collaborate with exceptional Primary and Secondary teachers from the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors is such a unique and highly beneficial professional learning experience, one which has profoundly changed me as an educator. It has definitely been a highlight in my career thus far.”

      Emma Davies, St Louis de Montfort's Catholic Primary School, Aspendale

      Teaching Excellence Program 2023

      Applications are now open for the 2023 Teaching Excellence Program!

      The program provides a unique, dedicated pathway for highly skilled teachers to refine their practice, deepen their knowledge and enhance their impact in the classroom.  

      Participants will deepen teaching excellence through a focus on disciplinary knowledge, responsive pedagogy, and practitioner inquiry. 

      The program is open to applicants from Victorian government, Catholic and Independent schools.

      Applications close on Wednesday 31 August.

      Find out more and apply: https://bit.ly/3OkeF66


      Primary resources update!

      We have been updating our primary resources web pages. There is so much rich information for you. 

      Check out the Curriculum and Resources page, where you will find links to great resources, including recently updated and added activities including:

      • The Middle Years Maths Challenges (Level 5 to 9)
        The Mathscots Animation series (Early Years), and
      • Flip, make Play (Early Years)

      Please take look for some great resources to support your work and save you time. 

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Teacher shortages prompt federal government to consider massive pay rises for some and paying others to retrain

      Integrating algorithm tasks into early years teaching

      Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths

       
         
       

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      Bubble Board - Addition

      Learn addition facts to twenty with this durable ‘pop and learn’ addition board. Addends one to ten are represented on the vertical and horizontal axes with the correct sum presented in the corresponding bubble. Pop bubbles as you practice and solve the equation. Bubbles on the reserve side are blank and can be used for creating visual addition examples.

      An activity sheet is included with each purchase of a bubble board.

       Bubble Board - Addition

      Shoes from Grandpa

      When Grandpa decides to buy Jessie a new pair of shoes for winter, the rest of the family join in with offers of new socks, skirt, blouse, sweater, coat, scarf, hat and mittens. But all Jessie really wants is ...

       Shoes from Grandpa

      Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

      This text is targeted towards teaching primary and middle years mathematics units in the Bachelor of Education degree.

      Illustrates how children learn mathematics, and then shows pre-service teachers the most effective methods of teaching mathematics through hands-on, problem-based activities.

      Serves as a go-to reference for the mathematics content suggested for Foundation to Year 9 as recommended in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (ACARA, 2016), and for the research-based strategies that illustrate how students best learn this content.
      Presents a practical resource of robust, problem-based activities and tasks that can engage students in the use of significant mathematical concepts and skills.
      Reports on technology that makes teaching mathematics in a problem-based approach more visible, including access to ready-to-use activity pages and references to quality websites.

       Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

      Cubes in the Classroom

      Linking or connecting cubes may be used for early years construction, particular with the addition of extra piece such double cubes, joiners and half cubes.

      2cm linking cubes may then be used later in the school to introduce number ideas, algebraic thinking, measurement ideas such as volume and spatial ideas involving viewing cube constructions from different angles.

      This Dr Paul Swan book will help teachers gain the most from the existing 1cm and 2cm cubes found in most storerooms and get the cubes into classrooms.

       

      Cubes in the Classroom

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

      This publication provides tried and tested activities that can result in enjoyable, exciting and rewarding mathematical moments for students. The activities support individual, partner, small and large group applications, falling into two categories of spatial and number. A table maps each activity to school levels from Foundation to Year 8 and to the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning, providing a guide for their selection.

       Book 2 contains 25 activities that are described using a consistent format and are supported by reproducible masters, suitable for copying.

       A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

      MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions! 

      You can now purchase access to one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2022.

      Each day includes:

      • 5 Keynotes and 50 Sessions available on-demand.
      • That's 10 Keynotes and 100 Sessions available if you purchase both days.
      • Unlimited access until end of November 2022!
      • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
      • Gain access now! Buy through MAVshop.
      MAV21 Annual conference - access to over 100 sessions!

      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Home 

       
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