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  • MAV Newsletter, 15 August 2019

     

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    This is our first enewsletter from our new Association Management Software System. Hopefully you received an email recently asking you to login and check your details in our new system. As more and more people do that we will know more about you and be able to target our messages better at each group of teachers with different newsletters relevant to you. Please follow up that email and ensure your details with us are up to date.

    This is our first newsletter for the term in fact, so please check the following as there are a number of opportunities still available:

    • Games days - bookings still available at some venues
    • VCE revision lectures - open for bookings. Please let your student know!
    • Professional learning - some virtual learning events coming up soon for primary and secondary.
    • And a BRAND NEW EVENT with Independent Schools Victoria for Primary and Secondary teachers. Don't miss out, limited numbers can attend.

    Find out more below.

    Regards,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
         
     

    New Frontiers of Learning Conference


    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. Featuring MAV, ISV and special guest presenters, participants will explore a range of contemporary approaches to teaching mathematics today and into the future.

    Friday 13th September 2019
    8:45AM - 3:30PM
    Location: Independent Schools Victoria

    New Frontiers of Learning Conference

     
     

    Keynote: Maths Matters: Faced with the challenges and opportunities of our contemporary society, it is time to ask ourselves an important design question. How might we explore the beauty and power of mathematics so that every learner is fascinated and able to adopt a mathematician’s mindset, full of critical thinking and creativity, in order to solve the biggest challenges the world faces today?

    By Chris Harte: Chris has a passion for learning and an unwavering belief in the potential of young people to save the world. After 15 years in many different roles as an award-winning languages teacher, a senior leader in one of the UK’s most innovative schools, Director of the Emerging Sciences Victoria and his role as a Google Certified Innovator and member of the Google for Education International Advisory Board, Chris has taken on the challenge of starting up his own consultancy, Unstuck Learning Design.

    Register here:

    Download the program.

     
         
     

    Games days coming up soon!

    Our games days are selling out fast, don't miss an opportunity to engage your students in an interactive and collaborative maths based event. Availability is as follows:

    Secondary

    • Yr 7 Eltham (2nd September) – 1 team
    • Yr 7 Narree Warren (2nd September) – 17 teams
    • Yr 7 Taylors Lakes (2nd September )– 5 teams
    • Yr 8 PEGs (28th August )– 35 teams
    • Yr11/12 RMIT (26th August) – 2 teams

    Primary

    • Yr 5/6 Games Day Kilmore (6th September) – 18 Teams left
    • Yr 6 Games Day Kew (6th September) – 25 Teams left
    • Yr 5 Games Dy Mentone (17th September) – 4 Teams left

    Find out more and register here.

     

     
     

     

     

    Professional Learning Events

    Secondary: TI-NspireTM Mini Conference - Colac
    Thursday 5th September 2019
    12:30PM - 4:15PM
    Location: Colac Secondary College.

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria is working with Texas Instruments to provide you with support in using the TI-Nspire CAS technology. Join us for an afternoon of personalised learning. Choose your sessions and update your skills with this powerful and fundamental tool.

    TI-NspireTM Mini Conference - Colac 

    Primary: Maths300: How to use (website and software)? Why?
    Tuesday 3rd September 2019
    4:30PM - 5:30PM
    Location: Virtual learning.

    With over 180 lessons and building to choose from and explore, it is easy to get lost and wonder which lesson is the right one to look at and use. This webinar will navigate you through how to use the website and software of maths300 including some favourite lessons.

    Book on MAV's events page.

     

    Maths300: How to use (website and software)? Why?
     
         
     

    VCE Revision Lectures

    VCE revision lectures for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies. Delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors.
    More information including prices, dates and venues click here.

     
     
     

    The Maths Show

    The Maths Show is:

    • Highly engaging, entertaining and lots of fun
    • Full of audience interaction, maths history and puzzles, maths mind reading and more
    • A great way to have students see maths from a different perspective
    • Easy to organise – we come to your school
    • Versions available for Junior Secondary and Primary students
    • Available year round in Melbourne and regularly in regional areas.

    The Maths Show is perfect for a Maths / STEAM Week or Day or end of year activity.
    Email: info@felstead.com.au
    Web: http://www.felstead.com.au/portfolio/themathsshow/

    That was the best maths lesson ever: Year 7 student, Presentation College Windsor.

    The Maths Show
     
     
     

    Visit MAVshop to fulfill your maths desires!

    MAV 2019 Trial Exam Papers - Now available!

    MAV 2019 Trial Exam Papers - Now available!

    Shop MAV's extensive range of picture books for numeracy and maths

    Shop MAV's extensive range of picture books for numeracy and maths 
     
     
     

    Other News

    Opportunity to trial STEM resources
    GEO Australia is looking for teachers and vocational trainers specialising in STEM who would be prepared to use GEO’s science equipment in their STEM room and provide feedback on its applications. Browse www.geoaustralia.com to view the range.
    Request evaluation sample kits by email: pauly@geoaustralia.com

    Financial literacy and the school curriculum: After the banking royal commission, teaching kids about money is vital. Read more here.

    Innovative maths teacher focuses on making subject engaging: This teacher finds ways to make maths fun and cool for young people, writes Kristie Kellahan.

    Maths Teaching Faces a Crisis: Australasian Science

    Professional Development Opportunity for Years 5, 6, and 7 Maths Teachers in an International Research Project
    Profs David Clarke (University of Melbourne) and Doug Clarke (Australian Catholic University) are running a research project that studies mathematics teachers’ thinking processes during lesson planning, teaching, and reflection. We are currently recruiting Years 5, 6, and 7 teachers to take part in the project. Find out more here.

     

    Learning from Lessons

    Introduction to Actuarial Science
    The Australian National University (ANU) is running a special version of its popular Introduction to Actuarial Science course for Year 11/12 students in Australia. The purpose of the course is to provide students considering an actuarial career with an interactive introduction to the profession. As such, it is a perfect fit for high school students who are strong in maths to find out if an actuarial degree would be good university program choice for them. The course is FREE for all students.
    Click here for more information and to register interest

     

    Introduction to Actuarial Science
    MAV to Exhibit at The Education SHOW
    The Education Show | The event dedicated to the education sector.
    Stay up to date with the latest developments in the field, hear from the experts and discover the latest resources at the National Education Summit and The Education Show.
    Educators can choose from 3 Conferences and 1 Symposium as part of the National Education Summit, plus access 25 free seminar sessions at the Free Seminar Program and explore programs, services and products from 100+ exhibitors at The Education Show.
    This event is not to be missed! Takes place Friday 30 - Saturday 31 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
    Free Registration for the Free Seminar Program and The Education Show is available at www.theeducationshow.com.au.
    The Education SHOW

     International Mathematical Olympiad 2019
    Australia performed well in the IMO. Thought you might like to take a look.
    You can find the detailed results here.
    And the country rankings here.

    The Australian Maths Trust has successfully bid to host the 2025
    Congratulations to AMT! Read the press release here.

    STEM Network EOI
    Expressions of Interest for classroom teachers and science/STEM specialists who would like to be part of a STEM collaborative in the Inner and North West Region of Melbourne.
    The aim of this network would be to create a network of like-minded teachers and leaders who have a passion for this area of teaching and learning and to establish professional learning about integrating STEM in primary school settings.
    Please contact Sujata Symons to register your interest. symons.sujata.s@edumail.vic.gov.au

     

     
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  • 25 June 2019. Edition 19:8: Professional Learning | Student Events | Annual Conference

     

    Matrix - Mathematics education news

     

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    Dear Mathematics Educators,

    End of term is here! And there is plenty to get excited about! Just see below for events for both teachers and students in term 3.

    • Girls in STEM – limited spaced remain

    • Free virtual learning sessions – open to all teachers across Victoria

    • Annual conference – early bird rate closes soon!

    We are also planning a new professional learning event in collaboration with Independent Schools Victoria (ISV). This will be held on Friday 13th September, and will be for primary and secondary maths teachers. The day will be themed: New Frontiers of Learning, and will challenge us to think about how we need to prepare for mathematics education in coming years. Pencil it in, we will open registrations in term 3.

    Check out the great news about Monash University staff receiving an ARC Linkage to enhance the mathematics outcomes of Australian students. Congratulations!

    Enjoy your well-deserved break!

    Regards,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO
     

     

     

     

     

     

    HorshamHorsham Professional Learning Event

    Incorporating the big ideas and mathematical proficiencies to challenge student thinking.

    Presenters: Sharyn Livy (Monash University), Marj Horne, Jennifer Bowden (MAV), Ellen Corovic (MAV) and Debbie Carmichael (Independent School Victoria).
    Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 10
    Friday 2nd Aug 2019: 9.00pm to 3.30pm
    Horsham West and Haven Primary School

    Book now!
     

     

     

     

     

     

    Free Virtual Learning Events!

    Using MS Excel for basic coding and data manipulation

    Presenter: Danijela Draskovic and Helen Haralambous
    Who should attend: Teachers of years 7 to 10
    Wednesday 7th August: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

    Making connections between Problem Solving and Mathematical Proficiency

    Presenter: Paul Staniscia
    Who should attend: Teachers of F to 6
    Thursday 8 August: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

    Introduction to Coding with the TI Nspire

    Presenter: Danijela Draskovic
    Who should attend: Teachers of years 7 to 12 including VCE
    Wednesday 21st August: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
     

     

     

     

    MAV19 Annual Conference

    Early bird registration, closing 30 June 2019!  Don’t Delay.

    Why be an Early Bird?

    1. Get the best rate

    2. Be the first to select your sessions, before the program is released!

    Click here to register now.

    MAV19 Conference Banner 

     

     

     

     

     

    Pre-service Teacher member only event

    MAV is organising a free event for pre-service teachers who are student members with MAV. Those from all universities are welcome. If you are not a member and want to come, contact mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au for more information – membership for students is free!.

    The afternoon will start with an hour of professional learning, focussing on fun and engaging activities and warm-ups to use directly in the classroom during school placements and beyond. You will get some free activities and resources to take away. One room will cater for primary teachers, and another for secondary.

    This will be followed by an hour of networking drinks and snacks on us!

    When: Monday 29th July, 5 to 7pm
    Where: Melbourne Graduate School of Education: Kwong Lee Dow building, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton

    You will need your membership details to login and register. Any problem finding these or registering please contact Michael Green, Membership Officer on mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au or 9380 2399.

    Register here
     

     

     

     

     

    Student events
    MAV VCE Revision Lectures

    VCE revision lectures for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies. Delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors.

    More information including prices, dates and venues click here.

     

    Girls in STEM: Empowering Curiosity

    Bookings now open!

    • An event for girls in Years 9 to 10.

    • An opportunity to be inspired by women who have forged impressive careers in STEAM industries.

    • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEAM based careers.

    • Friday 9th August, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School.

    Find out more here.

     

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    Gold Sponsor:

    Ford STEAM
     

     

     

     

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    Can you solve my problems

    Can you solve my problems?

    Looking for something fun and interesting for the holidays? This is just for you!

     

     

    MAV trial exams

    MAV 2019 Trial Exams

    MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and
    Specialist Mathematics studies will be available term 3, you can pre-order now!

     

     

     

     

    Other News

    Exploring mathematical sequences of connected, cumulative and challenging tasks

    Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan, Professor Janette Bobis, Dr Ann Downton, Dr Sharyn Livy & Dr James Russo on receiving an ARC Linkage to enhance the mathematics outcomes of Australian students. The project will look into new teaching approaches that utilise sequences of cognitively challenging tasks, to build connections between key mathematical ideas whilst developing depth, flexibility and the transfer of knowledge. 

    Find out more here.

    Prior to receiving this award the research team conducted a pilot project with 20 schools in Victoria.

    AITSL Survey results

    Find out what teachers said about PL in the AITSL survey: Improving Teacher Professional Learning

    Teacher magazine: Top 5 STEM Articles:

    1. Designing and implementing a STEM elective
    2. Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships
    3. Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding
    4. STEM learning in the early years
    5. Infographic: STEM and gender
     
     
     
     
         
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  • 06 June 2019. Edition 19:7: Professional Learning and Student Activities galore

     

    Matrix - Mathematics education news

     

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    Dear Mathematics Educators,

    Please find below our most recent news and it is again full of opportunities – for you and your students!

    Recently MAV had its AGM, including the adoption of a new Constitution and an election for Directors. Follow this link to find out who the new 2019 to 2020 MAV President and Board are.

    Best wishes as you get your reporting for end of term 2 completed over coming weeks.

    Peter Saffin
    CEO
     

     

     
     
     
     
    MAV19 Annual Conference; Call for Options

    Action required! Call for options close on Friday 14th June!. Submit your workshops here.

    MAV19 Conference Banner 

     
     
     
     
    Upcoming F to 12 Professional Learning events
    Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference

    Bookings close on Wed 12th June! Select your day(s) and register.

    Thursday 20 June, 2019

    Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education

     

     

    Friday 21 June, 2019

    Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

    Other Professional Learning

    Critical and creative thinking through mathematics reflections

    FREE Virtual learning session

    Presenter: Penny Crossland

    Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 6

    Monday 19th June:  4.00pm to 5.00pm

    Making connections between Problem Solving and Mathematical Proficiency

    FREE Virtual learning session

    Presenter:  Paul Staniscia

    Who should attend: Teachers of F to 6

    Thursday 8 August: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

    Horsham Mathematics Education Conference 2019

    Incorporating the big ideas and mathematical proficiencies to challenge student thinking

    Presenters: Sharyn Livy (Monash University), Marj Horne, Jennifer Bowden (MAV), Ellen Corovic (MAV) and Debbie Carmichael (Independent School Victoria).

    Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 10

    Friday 2nd Aug 2019: 9.00pm to 3.30pm
    Horsham West and Haven Primary School

    MAV19 Annual Conference

    Making+Connections

    Early Bird registration open – get first choice of sessions!

    Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December 2019

     

     
     
     
     
    Student events galore!
    National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS)

    Applications are now open!

    Selective two-week camp held in Canberra in January 2020 for students completing Year 11 in 2019.

    Click here for more information or contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV VCE Revision Lectures registrations open!

    VCE revision lectures for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies. Delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors.

    More information including prices, dates and venues click here

    Girls in STEM: ‘Empowering Curiosity’

    Bookings now open!

    • An event for girls in Years 9 to 10.
    • An opportunity to be inspired by women who have forged impressive careers in STEAM industries.
    • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEAM based careers.
    • Friday 9th August, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School.

    Find out more here.

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    Gold Sponsor:

    Ford STEAM

     

     
     
     
     
    Join the MAV CommunityWhy join the MAV community?
    • Become a more effective, confident and informed teacher of mathematics
    • Gain support on your mathematics leadership journey
    • Be part of a network of educators, with events targeted to your needs, career stage and teaching levels
    • Undertake professional learning to grow your experience
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, information and resources in mathematics education
    • Help us raise the importance of 'Valuing Mathematics in Society' benefiting schools, the community, and industry.

    For those schools not currently members who want to join MAV for 2019, join before the end of June for 30% off!

    • And get copies of journals and Common Denominator magazine for Term 1 and 2!
    • Plus a free book from MAV shop to the value of approximately $35.

    (only available for schools that were not members in 2018)

    To redeem this offer contact Michael Green, at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     
     
     
     
    AMT competitionAustralian Mathematics Competition

    Inspire your students to be creative problem-solvers – enter the Australian Mathematics Competition!

    With more than 15 million entries since 1978 and students participating in more than 30 countries, the AMC is one of the largest school-based competitions in the country. It is available in both print and online formats and is suitable for students from lower primary to upper secondary. Entrants in years 3–6 are asked to solve 30 problems in 60 minutes, while those in years 7–12 have 75 minutes to solve more complex problems.

    The problems get more challenging as the competition progresses, so students of all abilities will be challenged and inspired!

    Entries close: 21 June (Paper), 25 July (Online)

    Register your school or find out more at The Australian Maths Trust site.

     

     
     
     
     
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    Our Maths Games Days are coming up, if you cannot attend, maybe try some games in your school!

    25 Games for Games Days

    ROWCO

    Rowco Cards

    Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards

    Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards

     

    COMBO

    Combo cards

     
     
     
         
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  • 10 May 219. Edition 19:6: AGM | PL | Events and Opportunities

     

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    Dear Mathematics Educators,

    Here are my top 3 items to check out for this week!

    1. Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference on the 20th and 21st June. Some sessions are nearly full, so get your registration in to select the sessions you want.
       
    2. MAV19 call for options is open! Don’t miss the opportunity to present.
       
    3. For your students, VCE revision lectures are open! Book now.

    Happy teaching!
    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     

       
     
    Join the MAV communityJoin the MAV Community!

    For those schools not currently members who want to join MAV for 2019, join before eth end of June for 30% off!

    • And get copies of journals and Common Denominator magazine for Term 1 and 2!
    • Plus a free book from MAV shop to the value of approximately $35.

    (only available for schools that were not members in 2018)

    Find out about the benefits of MAV membership and join our community now.

    To redeem this offer contact Michael Green, at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au.

     
       
     
    2019 Annual General Meeting

    Join the AGM at 6pm on Tuesday 21st May, at ACER in Camberwell and hear Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER present on the Learning Progression Explorer for mathematics, and how he sees the future of learning progression thinking.

    This will be followed by drinks, nibbles and conversation with special guests of ACER. All MAV members and other interested guest are welcome.

    Click here for more information and RSVP by Monday 13th May.

     
       

     

    2019 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference

    Select your day(s) and register.

    Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education

     

    Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

    Thursday 20 June, 2019

     

    Friday 21 June, 2019

     
       
     
    MAV19 Annual Conference; Call for Options

    Action required! Call for options now open. Please submit your workshops here.

    MAV19 Conference Banner

     
       
     
    Upcoming F to 12 Professional Learning events
    Professional Learning Details

    Primary Mathematics: Engaging Teachers and Engaging Students

    Presenter: Catherine Attard

    Who should attend: Teachers of Year F to 6

    Monday 20th May: 9.00am to 3.30pm
    Community Hub at the Dock (Docklands)

    Critical and creative thinking through mathematics reflections

    Presenter: Penny Crossland
    Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 6

    Monday 19th June:  4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Online (Webex)

    Horsham Mathematics Education Conference 2019

    Incorporating the big ideas and mathematical proficiencies to challenge student thinking

    Presenters: Sharyn Livy (Monash University), Marj Horne, Jennifer Bowden (MAV), Ellen Corovic (MAV) and Debbie Carmichael (Independent School Victoria).

    Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 10

    Friday 2nd Aug 2019: 9.00pm to 3.30pm
    Horsham West and Haven Primary School

    Formative Assessment: the key to improving learning outcomes in mathematics F to 9

    Presenter: Prof Di Siemon

    Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 9

    Tuesday 4th June:  9.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sunshine Secondary College

    MAV19 Annual Conference

    Making+Connections

    Early Bird registration open – get first choice of sessions!

    Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December 2019

     
       
     
    National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS)

    Applications are now open!

    Selective two-week camp held in Canberra in January 2020 for students completing Year 11 in 2019.

    Click here for more information or contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

     
       
     
    MAV VCE Revision Lectures registrations open!

    VCE revision lectures for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies. Delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors.

    More information including prices, dates and venues click here

     
       
     
    Interesting reads!

    School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success

    A Hard Day's Night: Solving a Beatles mystery with mathematics - Science News - ABC News

     
       
     
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    Get excited with these high engagement resources!

    25 Games for Games Day>

    25 games for maths games days

    Algebra Tiles and Manual

    algebra tiles Australia tiles and manual

    Engaging Maths: 25 favourite lessons

    engaging maths 25 favourite lessons

    Maths @ Home

    maths at home

     
       
     
    Other events and opportunities

    why maths?

    Exciting program of more than 150 sessions, for early years, primary and secondary teachers from across Australia and overseas. 

    A range of speakers from industry, ACARA, AITSL and government to present trends, context, pedagogies and inspiring applications of maths.

    International speakers will talk about learning maths in Singapore (including the use of comics in the maths classroom), China and the US.

    www.aamt.edu.au/whymaths 

     

    Workshops: Developing VCE Unit 4 Modelling or Problem-Solving Tasks

    Independent Schools VictoriaChoose your session:

    1. May 17 9:30 – 3:30: Mathematical Methods Unit 4
    2. May 20 9:30 – 3:30: Further Mathematics Unit 4

    SAC material must ensure the modelling or problem-solving tasks are genuine in nature and not just an extended collection of Examination 2 questions. Participants will be provided with a selection of modelling or problem-solving starting points that will be used throughout the day. These will act as stimulus material to initiate discussions and then provide the focus of the task questions that will be posed and explored. You will gain an overview of the of school assessed coursework in VCE Mathematics and a framework for the development of related application and modelling or problem-solving tasks. You will then develop modelling or problem-solving tasks, linking to your chosen assessment strategy.

    Presenters Maths Methods:

    • Dr David Leigh-Lancaster, Mathematics Curriculum Manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
    • Deb Carmichael, Independent Schools Victoria

    Presenter Further Maths:

    • Kevin McMenamin, Head of Mathematics Faculty at Mentone Grammar

    For more information and to book click here.

     

    Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments FREE Webinar & Curriculum Inspirations Program

    Led by teachers for teachers, TI Webinars and Curriculum Inspirations feature the most relevant topics in mathematics and STEM education. Live webinars last approximately 60 minutes and are held in the evenings, Curriculum Inspirations are short focused sessions of approximately 15 minutes immediately after school. All sessions are recorded and available On- Demand to be reviewed in your own time. To review the library of On-Demand listings click here.

    To review and register for upcoming sessions click here.

    • 21st May ~ Using Data Capture to help teach calculus for TI-84 Plus Technology
    • 28th May ~ Transformations for TI-Nspire CX & CX CAS Technology

     

    International Data Science for Schools Project (IDSSP)

    The International Data Science for Schools Project (IDSSP) is an international collaborative activity to develop a curriculum framework for pre-calculus introductory course in Data Science for the last two years of high school, and to develop a parallel framework to teach teachers how to teach such a course.  See www.idssp.org for details of the project, including the people and organizations involved.

    We are now inviting public comment on the draft frameworks.  You can download the draft material here. You can provide feedback here by 31st May 2019.

     

    learning from lessonsProfessional Development Opportunity for Years 5, 6, and 7 Maths Teachers in an International Research Project

    Profs David Clarke (University of Melbourne) and Doug Clarke (Australian Catholic University) are running a research project that studies mathematics teachers’ thinking processes during lesson planning, teaching, and reflection. We are currently recruiting Years 5, 6, and 7 teachers to take part in the project.

    To register your interest in participating in the project or to find out more, visit https://learningfromlessons.iccr.edu.au/survey/.

     
       
         
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  • 22 April 2019. Edition 19:5: Welcome to Term 2

     

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    Dear Mathematics Educators,

    Welcome back to term 2, and I hope you are well rested after the break. MAV has been busy through the break and was especially busy last term. Here is summary of just some of the events we ran in support of maths education:

    • 2 day professional learning to kick off our two year Maths Collaborative primary school program at MCEC with 190 maths leaders.
    • VCE PL program:
      • 3 whole day PL events
      • 11 after school events across metropolitan and regional locations
      • total of around 800 VCE mathematics teachers
    • 4 Online professional learning webinars
    • 2 professional learning sessions with Texas Instruments
    • plus an event at NGV for the Escher exhibition on a Friday night for 100 maths educators!

    We are planning more as usual, so take a look at our upcoming events including:

    • We will be at the VCE careers Expo from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th May – drop by and say hi if you are attending with your students.
    • The third Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference on the 20th and 21st June.
    • Our Annual General Meeting, with special guest speaker Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER.
    • A number of professional learning events to meet your interests, including Catherine Attard running a session from Foundation to year 6.

    Finally, we have a special membership offer to non-member schools – if you have been considering joining MAV we need your support. See the offer below.

    Wishing you all the best for term 2!

    Regards,
    Peter Saffin
    CEO
     

     

       
     
    2019 Membership renewals

    Thank you to those who have already renewed, we appreciate your support greatly!

    Membership renewals are overdue now and if you have not paid your membership for 2019, your membership benefits will have expired.

    You can renew online here.

    For any issues related to renewing your membership contact Michael Green, at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au.
     

     
     

    MembershipSpecial membership offer: Limited time

    For those schools not currently members who want to join MAV for 2019, until end of June you can join for 30% off the full price!

    • And, we will send you copies of journals and our common denominator magazine for Term 1 and 2, meaning you get the full set for 2019!
    • Plus a free book from MAV shop to the value of approximately $35.

    (only available for schools that were not members in 2018).

    Find out about the benefits of MAV membership and join our community now.

    To redeem this offer contact Michael Green, at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au.

     
       
     
    2019 Annual General Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Mathematical Association of Victoria will be held on Tuesday 21st May, 2019 at ACER in Camberwell.

    • Nominations for Council close at midnight on Friday 26rd April.
    • The meeting will open with a special resolution to adopt a new constitution.
    • For more information including the nomination form click here.

    Following the AGM Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER will present on ACER's work on the Learning Progression Explorer for mathematics, and how he sees the future of learning progression thinking, as endorsed by Gonski 2.0, playing out in schools over the coming years.

    This will be followed by drinks, nibbles and conversation with special guests of ACER. All MAV members and other interested guest are welcome to attend.

    Click here for more information and to RSVP your attendance.

     
       

     

    2019 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference
    The Mathematical Association of Victoria  The University of Melbourne 

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

    Why come?

    ‘Great combination of philosophy, theory and practice!’

    ‘Excellent presenters who provide outstanding resources and willingly share their knowledge’.

    ‘The conference provided an excellent forum to learn about and discuss current research-based information. It provided a range of workshops led by knowledgeable and approachable presenters. I was able to walk away excited about sharing some new ideas and resources with Major sponsor colleagues.’

    Click here for more information and to select your day(s) and register.

    Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education

     

    Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

    Thursday 20 June, 2019

     

    Friday 21 June, 2019

    For mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools, including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.

     

    This day is designed for primary teachers and early childhood educators regardless of experience level. Sessions will build your confidence and develop your professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on and engaging series of workshops.

     
    Major Sponsor

    The Education State | Victoria State Government | Education and Training

    Supporting Sponsors
     Firefly Education Essential Assessment 
     matific Oxford University Press Australia and New ZealandRIC Publications 

     

    Register: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/conference/primary-and-ec-2019.html

     
       
     
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    Professional Learning Description Details
    PRIMARY

    Primary Mathematics: Engaging Teachers and Engaging Students

    Book now

    In this one-day workshop participants will participate in an in-depth exploration of student and teacher engagement with mathematics. The Proficiencies: problem solving, reasoning, understanding, and fluency will feature as a critical pathway for student engagement. Links to mathematics education theory and research will be provided to support the argument that the Proficiencies and the General Capabilities should form the foundation of all mathematics teaching and learning activities. During the workshop participants will engage with a range of mathematical tasks that promote each of the Proficiencies in ways that promote sustained engagement and deeper learning of mathematical concepts. A range of tasks from short lesson starters through to rich tasks and problem solving activities will be investigated along with technology enhanced activities. Participants will also be provided with an opportunity to design a set of open-ended tasks that they will be able to take away and use immediately.

    Date: Monday 20th May
    Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm
    Location: Community Hub at the Dock (Docklands)
    Who should attend:  
    Teachers of Foundation to Year 6
    Presenter: Catherine Attard

    Catherine Attard

    PRIMARY/SECONDARY

    Horsham Mathematics Education Conference 2019:

    Incorporating the big ideas and mathematical proficiencies to challenge student thinking

    Book now

    This collaborative event includes presenters from various MAV partner organisations.
    This day has been designed for both primary and secondary teachers and will cover themes including:

    • Building teachers understanding of the big ideas in mathematics
    • Differentiation through challenging tasks
    • Promoting mathematical thinking and reasoning

    Join us for this exciting day.

    Date: Friday 2nd Aug 2019
    Time: 9.00pm to 3.30pm
    Location: Horsham West and Haven Primary School
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Years F to 10
    Presenters: Sharyn Livy (Monash University), Marj Horne, Jennifer Bowden (MAV), Ellen Corovic (MAV) and Debbie Carmichael (Independent School Victoria).

    Formative Assessment: the key to improving learning outcomes in mathematics F to 9

    Book now

    This full day professional learning program will provide an overview of formative assessment. What it is and isn’t and what is needed to implement a targeted teaching approach to mathematics in Years F to 9. It will introduce participants to the tools and advice available on the DET website to support a formative assessment approach. That is, the Assessment for Common Misunderstandings (AfCM) and the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years (SNMY) materials. A brief overview will also be provided of the evidenced-based resources produced as a result of the recent Reframing Mathematical Futures II project on mathematical reasoning.

    Date: Tuesday 4th June
    Time: 9.00pm to 3.00pm
    Location: Sunshine Secondary College
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Years F  to 9
    Presenter: Prof Di Siemon

    Di Siemen

    SECONDARY

    The Secret is out! Fast and Efficient Exam Solutions

    Two sessions!

    Book session 1 now

    Book session 2 now

    Come along and check out how schools are using Notes and Widgets to accurately and efficiently tackle examination questions in Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. In the first part of this session, you will be shown how notes pages can be used effectively in examinations. In the second part, you will create your own notes page application and be introduced to the magic and power of widgets. The session will conclude with you creating your own widget. No prior knowledge of notes pages and widgets is required and you will receive some useful notes pages and widgets to provide to your students.

    SESSION 1:

    Date: Wed 8th May
    Time: 1.00am to 3.30pm
    Location: MAV, Brunswick

    SESSION 2:

    Date: Thurs 9th May
    Time: 1.00am to 3.30pm
    Location: Texas Instruments, Caribbean Park Training Centre

    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Year 9 to12

    Presenters:
    Chris Ireson - Melbourne High School, T3 National Instructor,
    James Mott - Suzanne Cory High School, T3 State Instructor.

     
       
     
    National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS)

    National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) applications are now open! This is a selective two-week camp held in Canberra in January 2020 and is available to enthusiastic mathematics students who are completing Year 11 in 2019. The selection of students is based on the strength of their written application and their performance in MAV’s selection test for the NMSS (held at the students' schools on 2nd of August this year).

    Please promote this wonderful opportunity with your students.

    Click here for more information or contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

     
       
     
    MAV VCE Revision Lectures

    Each year MAV presents VCE revision lectures for students in the three VCE Mathematics studies. All lectures 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.

    Registrations will open on the 1st of May. Places are strictly limited, so please don’t miss out on your chance to attend.

    More information including prices, dates and venues click here, or contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

     
       
     
    MTQ logo 2019MAV Student Activities

    Registration opens for both the 2019 Maths Talent Quest and the MAV State-Wide Mathematics Games Days on Tuesday 23rd April.

    Maths Talent Quest Registration and Information: https://mav.vic.edu.au/student-activities/maths-talent-quest.html

    Mathematics Games Days: https://mav.vic.edu.au/student-activities/student-games-days.html

     
       
     
    Professional Reading

    A Hard Day's Night: Solving a Beatles mystery with mathematics, ABC news

    Didn't think maths could change? My hack could change multiplication forever: To multiply two numbers by hand takes a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things, writes David Harvey. Read the full story

    Should schools teach coding? OECD Education today.

    Andrew Noordhoff, a teacher at Jells Park Primary School (a MAV Maths Active School), has written a practical article about how he implements a maths by inquiry approached through use of resources such as reSolve and Maths Talent Quest. You can read the article here.

     
       
     
    VCAA news

    VCE Mathematics review 2019: Stage 1 consultation – proposed curriculum structures

    Feedback is being sought on proposed curriculum structures as part of the VCE Mathematics review. Further details and background papers are available on the relevant VCE Mathematics webpages. Responses can be made via the consultation questionnaire.

    The VCAA will work with key stakeholders and interested parties to ensure that feedback is gained from organisations, groups and individuals.

    The consultation closes 12pm Friday 10 May 2019.

    Expressions of interest for VCE Mathematics study review panels 2019

    The VCAA invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified people to participate in the curriculum review process for VCE Mathematics. Expressions of interest can be made for one or more of Foundation Mathematics, General Mathematics/Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

    Applications must be lodged by Friday 3 May 2019.

     
       
     
    CASIONew videos released from CASIO

    CASIO have released a new video to it’s collection: VCE Maths Methods 2018 Written Exam 2 – featuring efficient Classpad use.

    This 9 video, 85 minute series includes full solutions, by hand with the CAS technology, including explanations and discussion of alternative methods.

    Casio videos

     
       
     
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    • Select the right task, at the right time, for the right phase of learning.
    • How can you best help K–2 students to become assessment-capable visible learners in mathematics?
    • How do you generate that lightbulb “aha” moment of understanding for your students?

    This series of books helps to answer these question by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in the countless micro-decisions required to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that it’s not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and levelled examples help you leverage the most effective teaching practices at the most effective time to meet the surface, deep, and transfer learning needs of every student.

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  • 25 March 2019. Edition 19:4: Primary Conference | AGM | Professional Learning | Maths Camp

     

    Matrix - Mathematics education news

     

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    Dear Mathematics Educators,

    I am very pleased to be able to launch for the third year now, the Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference!

    This fantastic event has received excellent feedback, and this year will be no different! In response to feedback we have made day 1 more specifically focus on leadership in much more depth. Check out our new program and see for yourself, it will provide mathematics and primary schools leaders with the opportunities they need to move forward in their context.

    We have also expanded our program to provide better support for Early Childhood Education from Birth to year 2.

    It’s looking great so please book yourself in, places are again limited.

    We also recently kicked off our new ‘Maths Collaborative’, a 2 year professional learning program with 39 primary schools undertaking work around whole school improvement and change in mathematics education. It was an awesome day, delivered with staff from MAV and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. I’ll provide more information on this in later newsletters to keep you informed.

    Finally, notice has been given for the MAV 2019 AGM:

    2019 Annual General Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Mathematical Association of Victoria will be held on Tuesday 21st May, 2019 at ACER in Camberwell.

    • Nominations for Council are also open.

    • The meeting will open with a special resolution to adopt a new constitution.

    • For more information including the nomination form click here.

    Following the AGM Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER will present on ACER's work on the Learning Progression Explorer for mathematics, and how he sees the future of learning progression thinking, as endorsed by Gonski 2.0, playing out in schools over the coming years.

    This will be followed by drinks, nibbles and conversation with special guests of ACER. All MAV members and other interested guest are welcome to attend.

    Click here for more information and to RSVP your attendance.

    Wishing you all the best as we head towards Easter!

    Regards,
    Peter Saffin
    CEO
     

     

     

     

     

    2019 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

    After great success over the past two years, we will again hold a conference for primary mathematics leaders and teachers.

    Click here for more information and to select your day(s) and register.

    Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education

     

    Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

    Thursday 20 June, 2019

     

    Friday 21 June, 2019

    For mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools, including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.

    Themes for the day:

    • investigate the tools and techniques to support improved practice through collaborative professional learning communities

    • develop an understanding of how to measure whole school improvement

    • explore an understanding of the maths proficiency strands and general capabilities, and the teaching practices to support student development in mathematics

    • support teachers to lead the integration of both digital and design technologies within mathematics education

    • Engaging community and family in your mathematics program

     

    This day is designed for primary teachers and early childhood educators regardless of experience level. Sessions will build your confidence and develop your professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on and engaging series of workshops.

    Themes for the day:

    • improve your mathematics content & content pedagogical knowledge

    • work towards greater cognitive engagement through inquiry-based approaches

    • strengthen your ability to cater for diverse ranges of student needs (differentiation)

    • consolidate approaches to embedding critical and creative thinking

    • discover best practice integration of both digital and design technologies within mathematics education

    • Engaging community and family in your mathematics program

    Conference Partners
    The Mathematical Association of Victoria  The University of Melbourne 

    Major Sponsor

    The Education State | Victoria State Government | Education and Training


    Supporting Sponsors
     Firefly Education Essential Assessment 
     matific Oxford University Press Australia and New ZealandRIC Publications 

     

    Find out more about this great event at https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/conference/primary-and-ec-2019.html

     
       
     
    MAV 2019 Membership

    Membership

    Thank you to those who have already renewed, we appreciate your support greatly!

    Membership renewals are overdue now and if you have not paid your membership for 2019, your membership benefits will have expired.

    You can renew or join online here.

    For any issues related to renewing your membership contact Michael Green, at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au.

     
       
     
    P to 10 Professional Learning
    Professional Learning Description Details
    PRIMARY

    Primary Mathematics: Engaging Teachers and Engaging Students

    Book now

    In this one-day workshop participants will participate in an in-depth exploration of student and teacher engagement with mathematics. The Proficiencies: problem solving, reasoning, understanding, and fluency will feature as a critical pathway for student engagement. Links to mathematics education theory and research will be provided to support the argument that the Proficiencies and the General Capabilities should form the foundation of all mathematics teaching and learning activities. During the workshop participants will engage with a range of mathematical tasks that promote each of the Proficiencies in ways that promote sustained engagement and deeper learning of mathematical concepts. A range of tasks from short lesson starters through to rich tasks and problem solving activities will be investigated along with technology enhanced activities. Participants will also be provided with an opportunity to design a set of open-ended tasks that they will be able to take away and use immediately.

    Date: Monday 20th May
    Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm
    Location: Community Hub at the Dock (Docklands)
    Who should attend:  
    Teachers of Foundation to Year 6
    Presenter: Catherine Attard

    Catherine Attard

    PRIMARY/SECONDARY

    NEW REGIONAL EVENT!

    Horsham Mathematics Education Conference 2019:

    Incorporating the big ideas and mathematical proficiencies to challenge student thinking

    Book now

    This collaborative event includes presenters from various MAV partner organisations.
    This day has been designed for both primary and secondary teachers and will cover themes including:

    • Building teachers understanding of the big ideas in mathematics
    • Differentiation through challenging tasks
    • Promoting mathematical thinking and reasoning

    Join us for this exciting day.

    Date: Friday 2nd Aug 2019
    Time: 9.00pm to 3.30pm
    Location: Horsham West and Haven Primary School
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Years F to 10
    Presenters: Sharyn Livy (Monash University), Marj Horne, Jennifer Bowden (MAV), Ellen Corovic (MAV) and Debbie Carmichael (Independent School Victoria).

    Formative Assessment: the key to improving learning outcomes in mathematics F to 9

    Book now

    This full day professional learning program will provide an overview of formative assessment. What it is and isn’t and what is needed to implement a targeted teaching approach to mathematics in Years F to 9. It will introduce participants to the tools and advice available on the DET website to support a formative assessment approach. That is, the Assessment for Common Misunderstandings (AfCM) and the Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years (SNMY) materials. A brief overview will also be provided of the evidenced-based resources produced as a result of the recent Reframing Mathematical Futures II project on mathematical reasoning.

    Date: Tuesday 4th June
    Time: 9.00pm to 3.00pm
    Location: Sunshine Secondary College
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Years F  to 9
    Presenter: Prof Di Siemon

    Di Siemen

    SECONDARY

    Introduction to Coding with the TI Nspire

    Book now

    This is a beginner’s introductory session on coding using the TI Nspire. It is aimed at teachers who have not had much (or any) experience with programming in the past and would like some ideas of how to use it in their classrooms.
    Participants will be stepped through the creation of a simple program.
    It is advised that participants have a TI Nspire CAS handheld or computer software with them. Note: the computer software would be better as it’s a lot quicker to work with.    
    Online or face to face at various locations!

    Online or face to face at at various locations!

    Date: Tuesday 3rd April
    Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Year 9 to VCE
    Presenter: Danijela Draskovic

    Texas Instruments

    Structuring lessons and sequences to challenge and engage all students

    Book now

    Using specific examples, Peter will outline the principles of lesson design and also the nature of learning sequences that build on those lessons. The notion is that students can be productively engaged in working on challenging tasks, appropriately differentiated, and incorporated into cumulative sequences. The approach includes attention to the main mathematical ideas, the classroom pedagogies, the student disposition, and effective assessment of student learning.

    Date: Wednesday 24th April
    Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
    Location: Fintona Girls' School, Balwyn
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Year 7 to 10
    Presenter: Peter Sullivan

    Peter Sullivan

     

    A MATHS ACTIVE SCHOOL EXCLUSIVE EVENT

    To find out about becoming a Maths Active School click here.

    Challenge: Survive and Thrive! A Day for Maths Active Schools

    Book now

    It is one thing to survive, but another to thrive! This whole day event will focus on how to embrace challenge to maximise teacher and student engagement and learning. The day will commence with Peter Sullivan focusing on developing lessons and sequences to challenge and engage students. The middle of the day will consist of a structured feedback session for schools to provide input into how they overcome leadership and teacher level challenges. The day will conclude with mathematician Noman Do. Norm will engage participants with the beauty and elegance of mathematics. This will be a hands and interactive day.

    Date: Tuesday 30th April
    Time: 9.00am to 3.15pm
    Location: Community Hub at the Dock (Docklands)
    Who should attend:
    Teachers of Year F to 10
    Maths Active Schools only.
    Presenters: Peter Sullivan with Norman Do

    Peter Sullivan Norman Do

     
       
     
    Maths camp for High Mathematics Potential Rural and Regional 2019 Year 10 Students

    Maths Camp 2Applications are now open for the 2019 Maths camp for high Mathematics potential rural and regional Year 10 students. Feedback from previous students demonstrates they have an awesome experience!

    The highly successful and popular camp has been made possible through Victorian Department of Education and Training, Strategic Partnership Program funding. The mathematics camp brings together year 10 high potential rural and regional students to experience what a career in some of the most exciting organisations in the STEM industry look like.

    24 students will be selected via an application process to participate in a 4 and half day camp in metropolitan Melbourne to be held during the first week of the Term 2 school holidays (Monday 1st – Friday 5th July).

    Applications close: Friday 5th April.

    For further information and to download an application click here.

     
       
     
    Professional Reading

    The science of Early Learning, Deans for impact

    Google employee calculates pi to record 31 trillion digits

    Dylan Wiliam, without saying so explicitly, describes a classroom culture and pedagogy that aligns so well with the 'C21 skills'. Teacher Magazine.

     
       
     
    Important News and Events

    Choose Maths 19The 2019 CHOOSEMATHS Awards are now open!

    Now in their fourth year the awards celebrate mathematical achievement, creativity and excellence in Australian schools.

    The teacher awards recognise Australia’s most engaging and innovative maths teachers whose influence and impact has inspired the next generation of mathematical leaders through creative and practice and mentorship.

    While the CHOOSEMATHS Student Awards encourage students to get creative and explore real-world applications of Maths. Collaborating in teams, students bring their understanding of mathematics to life on film around this year’s theme ‘MATHS MAKES EVERYTHING POSSIBLE’.

    www.choosemaths.org.au

     
    May 12: Celebrating Women in Mathematics

    At the 2018 World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)^2 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society proposed designating Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday (May 12) as a day for celebrating women in mathematics. The proposal was approved. Globally, several organizations for women in mathematics support the initiative.

    Mirzakhani was the first woman and first Iranian to win the prestigious Fields Medal. “Mirzakhani specialized in theoretical mathematics that read like a foreign language by those outside of mathematics: moduli spaces, Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, Ergodic theory and symplectic geometry,” according to a news release from Stanford University, where Mirzakhani was a mathematics professor until her death. “Her work was highly theoretical in nature, but it could have impacts concerning the theoretical physics of how the universe came to exist and, because it could inform quantum field theory, secondary applications to engineering and material science. Within mathematics, it has implications for the study of prime numbers and cryptography,” the news release adds. Tragically, Mirzakhani died of metastatic breast cancer on July 14, 2017. She was just 40 years old.

    May 12th is a joyful opportunity for the mathematical community to celebrate women in mathematics. The celebration takes place every year, all around the world…The goal of the day is to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics, and to encourage an open, welcoming and inclusive work environment for everybody,” according to the website for the initiative. It’s planned that events orchestrated by local organizers will be held worldwide and the organization group (comprised of the organizations listed above) will announce those events on the initiative’s website.

    MAV will look to support this day through some activities also.

     
       

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    The Maths ShowLooking for a great maths incursion to start 2019?

    Something that is lots of fun, highly engaging, full of wonderful maths content, and easy to organise…

    Then why not try The Maths Show?

    The Maths Show is a unique live stage performance– a combination of maths magic, history, puzzles, audience interaction and much more.

    Your students will be roaring with laughter, wondering ‘wow!’ how did that happen, and certainly seeing maths from a different angle.

    The production is proudly sponsored by The MAV and is brought to you by the same team that created The History of MathsFamous Female MathematiciansMaths and Cricket and more. It also comes with a full set of teacher resources produced by The MAV for follow on work.

    Discounted prices are available for MAV members.

    To have this truly amazing performance visit your school go to www.felstead.com.au, email info@felstead.com.au or phone 0402 223406.

     
         
       
     
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    MAV SACsMAV SAC Suggested Starting Points

    If you don’t have them, check out the MAV SAC Suggested Starting Points, to help with your SAC development in 2019: The materials are designed to provide suggested starting points for VCE Mathematics teachers for their School Assessed Coursework (SACs). MAV SACs 2019 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.

    Click here to find out more

     
         
     

    MAV Trial ExamsMAV 2019 Trial Exam Papers

    PRE-ORDER NOW - available in term 3.

    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.  Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

    Click here to find out more

     
         
     

    25 games for maths games days25 Games for 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.

    Member price only $20!

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