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    • Secondary MATRIX News 16 September 2022

       

       

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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

       
         

       

       MAVshop

      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

      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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    • Primary MATRIX News 16 September 2022

       

       

       

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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!

      Join Us

       
         

       

       

      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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    • Secondary MATRIX News 5 September 2022

       

       

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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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      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


      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

       
         

       

       MAVshop

      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!

      MAV Membership

       
         

       

       

      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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      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


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Teacher shortages prompt federal government to consider massive pay rises for some and paying others to retrain

      A Question About a Rotating Line Helps Reveal What Makes Real Numbers Special

      Integrating algorithm tasks into early years teaching

      Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths

       
         

       

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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

      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! 

       

       

      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Home 

       

       

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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

      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.

      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

      MAV Employment hub

       

       

       

         
       

      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!

      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 


      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

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      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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      We hope all is going well for you in term 3 so far!

      We have lots of exciting events coming up at MAV and we hope that we can support your professional learning as well as any other support you need. 

      For students note that there are Limited spots left for 2022 Maths Camp for regional students- you can find the registration form below.

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

      • MAV and ISV's 'New Frontiers of Learning' conference is now open for registrations 
      • New GOAL! lessons! 
      • and finally, make sure you check out our term 3 journals and magazine - read the digital versions now.

      We are also working hard on our MAV22 Annual Conference Program which will be out in August 2022

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Term 3 Magazine and Journals - latest editions now available!

      PRIME NUMBER: FOR PRIMARY
      MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS

      (Members must log in to access journals)

      VINCULUM: FOR SECONDARY
      MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS

      (Members must log in to access journals)

      COMMON DENOMINATOR MAGAZINE

      Free for all!
      Read now.

      PRIME NUMBER: FOR PRIMARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS VINCULUM: FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS COMMON DENOMINATOR MAGAZINE

      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

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 2nd August 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of year 7 to 12.

      This free Virtual workshop is for secondary mathematics teachers who are interested in learning the basics of Mathematica, the Wolfram Language, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Notebooks for teaching, classroom activities and student topic investigations.

      Presenter - Kelly Lean

      Kelly is the Business and Resource Manager and consultant for WOLFRAM Australia and New Zealand. Kelly assists academic institutions from primary to tertiary, in the use of Wolfram Tools to deliver high level computational mathematics and computational based workflows in the classroom.

      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

      Registrations now open! 

      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 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

      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

      Virtual: 

      Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022

      Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM

      Cost: Free

      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.

      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

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series: 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

       
         
       

      MTQ FLIP Challenge

      Important dates! Important dates! Registrations close on the 1st of August. Student's entries are to be submitted online by this date.

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close

      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal

      Monday 15th - 22 August

      Online state judging

      Thursday 20th October

      Ministers' FLIP Challenge awards, at iMax.

      Thursday 20th October

      Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy are now available on demand.

      If you missed out on the How to register for the MTQ in 2022 webinar, check it out --->  How to register for the MTQ in 2022

      If you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar

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


      2022 MAV Games Days

      Don’t miss the chance to provide your students with the opportunity to participate in this fun, exciting event, while they develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills through working with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools.

      Registrations are still open and there are still places (some limited) available for the following Maths Games Days:

      2022 MAV Games Days

       

      Year level Date Venue
      Year 8 Wednesday 24th August PEGS, Keilor East
      Year 10 Wednesday 31st August Trinity Grammar, Kew
      Year 8 & 9 Regional Wednesday 10th August Federation University, Gippsland

      Register your team of students here https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-Activities/Games-Days

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

       
         
       

      MAV Maths Camp for High Potential Regional students

      There are still some vacancies for the MAV MATHS CAMP, particularly for female students.

      Don’t miss the chance to provide your students with the opportunity to participate in this very popular and successful Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students. The 2022 Camp returns as an onsite face to face event.

      The mathematics camp brings together high potential rural and regional students to experience what a career in some of the most exciting organisations in the STEM industry look like.

       

      MAV Maths Camp for High Potential Regional students

       

       

       

      Twenty-four Year 10 regional students will be selected via an application process to participate in a Mathematics Camp to be held during the first week of the Term 3 school holidays.

      "The camp was great!! it introduced me to 4 different fields of practical mathematical uses in work-force jobs. along with introducing me to mathematical professors who enlightened me about how math is applicable in general situations along with its possible societal use. Thank You" - 2021 Maths Camp student

      The camp provides a chance for students to gather, with like-minded peers and work in small groups to explore hands-on, industry problems. Students will work in a team to complete a real-world mathematics project.

      To access the application form go to https://forms.gle/oWhcgf1QngiK9JQq6

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


      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      A joint professional learning event for Mathematics educators from Foundation to Year 10:

      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

      • 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.

      Download the program here.

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths


      Learning sequences you can use today!


      Plan, teach and assess with new learning sequences designed by teachers for teachers

      Learning sequences can be used by teachers at all levels of capability and experience, including early career and out-of-field teachers, and teachers teaching Mathematics for the first time. They can also be used by leading teachers as exemplars in professional learning.

      Sequences are ready to download, customise and use today:


      There are many more learning sequences to check out and teachers are encouraged to explore the learning sequences on their own or in collaboration with colleagues.

      You can find more 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

      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


      Problem Discount for MAV Members

      Problemo, the AMT’s Teacher platform, has over 800 problems – low floor, high ceiling, wide wall problems that are curriculum aligned.

      AMT Australian Maths Trust

       Adam Spencer loves them! 


      Through the generosity of the AMT, we have been offered a limited time 20% discount for members who sign on for Problemo Teacher Plus or Schools Plus annual subscriptions. This offer has now been extended and is valid to 31 August 2022.

      To access your offer and receive your special code, please contact info@problemo.edu.au


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      School leadership: Promotion and planning for successful recruitment

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      Maths anxiety: what it is, what causes it, and how it can be overcome

      Growing numbers of unqualified teachers are being sent into classrooms – this is not the way to ‘fix’ the teacher shortage

       
         

       

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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

      Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings
       

      Keep thinking...keep learning in 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.
      This supplement allows teachers to dip in as needed and continually modify the practices as their own classroom situations change and evolve, always keeping the thinking at the forefront of their mathematics teaching and learning.

      Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings

      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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      We hope all is going well for you in term 3 so far!

      We have lots of exciting events coming up at MAV and we hope that we can support your professional learning as well as any other support you need. 

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

      • Primary Mathematics Showcase: a virtual event 'Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies' - registrations now open! 
      • MAV and ISV's 'New Frontiers of Learning' conference is now open for registrations
      • New GOAL! lessons!
      • and finally, make sure you check out our term 3 journals and magazine - read the digital versions now. 

      We are also working hard on our MAV22 Annual Conference Program which will be out in August 2022

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Term 3 Magazine and Journals - latest editions now available!

      PRIME NUMBER: FOR PRIMARY
      MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS

      (Members must log in to access journals)

      VINCULUM: FOR SECONDARY
      MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS

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      COMMON DENOMINATOR MAGAZINE

      Free for all!
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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

      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 

       
         
       

      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


      Maths Talent Quest / FLIP Challenge

      Important dates! Important dates! Registrations close on the 1st of August. Student's entries are to be submitted online by this date.

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close

      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal

      Monday 15th – 22nd August

      Online state judging

      Thurs 20th October

      Ministers FLIP Awards Ceremony

      Thursday 20th October

      Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy are now available on demand.

      If you missed out on the How to register for the MTQ in 2022 webinar, check it out ---> How to register for the MTQ in 2022

      If you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar 

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

       
         
       

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

      A joint professional learning event for Mathematics educators from Foundation to Year 10:

      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

      • 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.

      Download the program here.

      2022 New Frontiers of Learning: Human Centred Maths

       


      GOAL! – NEW FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS!

      The Huddle in Collaboration with the MAV, have created six new lessons for you to access. 

      GOAL! creates fun and unique learning experiences featuring NBL superstars and the game of basketball to capture the minds of students.

      Aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, GOAL! uses the power of sport to engage students in Levels 3-6 in STEM. 

      MAV Educators can get access to GOAL! by registering their interest at https://www.thehuddle.org.au/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au

      GOAL! 013 NEW FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS!

       


      Learning sequences you can use today!

      Plan, teach and assess with new learning sequences designed by teachers for teachers

      Learning sequences can be used by teachers at all levels of capability and experience, including early career and out-of-field teachers, and teachers teaching Mathematics for the first time. They can also be used by leading teachers as exemplars in professional learning.

      Sequences are ready to download, customise and use today:

      There are many more learning sequences to check out and teachers are encouraged to explore the learning sequences on their own or in collaboration with colleagues.

      You can find more 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

      MAV Employment hub

       

       

       

         
       

      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


      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


      Problem Discount for MAV Members

      Problemo, the AMT’s Teacher platform, has over 800 problems – low floor, high ceiling, wide wall problems that are curriculum aligned.

      Problem Discount for MAV Members

      Adam Spencer loves them! 

      Through the generosity of the AMT, we have been offered a limited time 20% discount for members who sign on for Problemo Teacher Plus or Schools Plus annual subscriptions. This offer has now been extended and is valid to 31 August 2022.

      To access your offer and receive your special code, please contact info@problemo.edu.au

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      The next breakthrough tool in biology? It’s maths. Here are some ways mathematical biology is helping change the world

      School leadership: Promotion and planning for successful recruitment

      In Times of Scarcity, War and Peace, a Ukrainian Finds the Magic in Math

      Maths anxiety: what it is, what causes it, and how it can be overcome

      Growing numbers of unqualified teachers are being sent into classrooms – this is not the way to ‘fix’ the teacher shortage

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      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

      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

      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

      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 ConneXions - Family Card Set 3

      One Very Big Bear

      As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes, and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast.

      Industry Reviews:

      "A picture book for children who like a bit of a surprise when they are learning their numbers."--School Library Journal

      "An enjoyable read for younger readers."--Booklist

      "The closing scene... will leave readers giggling."--Publishers Weekly

       One Very Big Bear

      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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      Welcome back to term 3 - we hope that you all had a relaxing and restful break!

      Over the term break we had several staff members attend the QAMT and MERGA conferences and we are excited to share new learnings with the MAV community. 

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter below:

      • How to register for the MTQ in 2022 webinar is on this month
      • MAV22 Annual Conference Program will be out in August 2022
      • Limited places still available for 2022 MAV Games Days

      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

      Webinar: How to register for the MTQ in 2022

      Virtual: Thursday 14th July 2022

      Time: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of Foundation to 12, participating in the MTQ.

      We will take you through the steps of registration for your MTQ investigations for this year's MTQ. We will share what is expected from the new student growth addition, FLIP entry requirements and how to upload your students investigations onto the platform. There will be time for you to start a registration and ask and questions.

      Wolfram Tech for Every Victorian Secondary Student

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 2nd August 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of year 7 to 12.

      This free Virtual workshop is for secondary mathematics teachers who are interested in learning the basics of Mathematica, the Wolfram Language, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Notebooks for teaching, classroom activities and student topic investigations.

      Presenter - Kelly Lean

      Kelly is the Business and Resource Manager and consultant for WOLFRAM Australia and New Zealand. Kelly assists academic institutions from primary to tertiary, in the use of Wolfram Tools to deliver high level computational mathematics and computational based workflows in the classroom.

      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

       

      Registrations now open! 

      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:
      Engaging maths minds through social and emotional learning 

      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Tuesday 6th September, 2022

       For teachers of year F to 10.

      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.

      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

      Virtual: 

      Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022

      Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM

      Cost: Free

      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.

      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

      Registrations opening mid-June 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

      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

       
         
       

       

      Important dates! Important dates! Registrations close on the 1st of August. Student's entries are to be submitted online by this date.

      Thursday 14 July

      Webinar: How to register for the MTQ in 2022 (5:00pm - 5:30 pm)

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close

      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal

      Monday 15th - 22 August

      Online state judging

      Thursday 20th October

      Ministers' FLIP Challenge awards, at iMax

      Thursday 20th October

      Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy are now available on demand. If you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar

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


      2022 MAV Games Days

      Don’t miss the chance to provide your students with the opportunity to participate in this fun, exciting event, while they develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills through working with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools.

      Registrations are still open and there are still places (some limited) available for the following Maths Games Days:

      2022 MAV Games Days

      Year level

      Date

      Venue

      Year 8 Wednesday 24th August PEGS, Keilor East
      Year 10 Wednesday 31st August Trinity Grammar, Kew
      Year 11 & 12 Friday 19th August RMIT, Melbourne
      Year 8 & 9 Regional Wednesday 10th August Federation University, Gippsland

      Don’t miss the chance to provide your students with the opportunity to participate in this fun, exciting event, while they develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills through working with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools.

      Register your team of students here https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-Activities/Games-Days

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

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference - Valuing Mathematics in a changing world

      Limited MAV22 Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibition packages available!

      We have had a fantastic response to our promotion of sponsorship and exhibition packages that some of our packages are sold out with our in-person exhibition package with a waitlist.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV22 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 available:

      MAV22 Annual Conference Program

      MAV22 Annual Conference Program will be out in August 2022 with a dynamic keynote program designed to explore the theme: ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’.

      Our International Keynote presenter is George Gadanidis - INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE!
      University of Western Ontario, Canada

      For several years George has been working and researching in grades 1-10 classrooms in Canada, and in Brazil, integrating computer programming within mathematics education. He has also worked with the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada, doing background research for reforming curricula and advising curriculum writing teams. They now have in Ontario explicit computer programming expectations within the algebra strand for all grades 1-9. This has affected what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can learn it.

      Computer programming in the mathematics classroom, grades 1-9: The Ontario, Canada, experience

      International Keynote presenter: George Gadanidis

      Computer programming has been integrated in the algebra strand for all grades 1-9 of the Ontario mathematics curriculum, affecting what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can do it. I will share examples of teaching and learning mathematics with computer programming across the grades, with links to publicly-accessible resources, and with a focus on bringing to life mathematics concepts and relationships through dynamic modelling. The primary goal is to teach and value mathematics, with computer programming being a representational tool where appropriate.

       
         
       

      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

      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

      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


      Problem Discount for Members

      Problemo, the AMT’s Teacher platform, has over 800 problems – low floor, high ceiling, wide wall problems that are curriculum aligned.

      AMT. Australian Maths Trust

       Adam Spencer loves them! 

      Through the generosity of the AMT, we have been offered a limited time 20% discount for members who sign on for Problemo Teacher Plus or Schools Plus annual subscriptions. This offer is valid to 31 July 2022.

      To access your offer and receive your special code, please contact info@problemo.edu.au


      Podcasts and articles worth checking out:

      Leadership: Driving an effective school Reconciliation Action Plan

      Teacher shortage risks stunting students in maths and science, researchers warn

      The Research Files Episode 70: Cultural residents in the classroom

      How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools

       
         

       

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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

      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

      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

      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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      Welcome back to Term 3 - we hope that you all had a relaxing and restful break! 

      Over the term break we had several staff members attend the QAMT and MERGA conferences, and we are excited to share new learnings with the MAV community. 

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter below:

      • MAV22 Annual Conference Program will be out in August 2022
      • How to register for the MTQ in 2022 webinar running this week
      • Join the FREE Town Squared pilot - collaboratively created by MAV and Playlunch Games

      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

      Webinar: How to register for the MTQ in 2022

       

      Virtual: Thursday 14th July 2022

      Time: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of Foundation to 12, participating in the MTQ.

       

      We will take you through the steps of registration for your MTQ investigations for this year's MTQ. We will share what is expected from the new student growth addition, FLIP entry requirements and how to upload your students investigations onto the platform. There will be time for you to start a registration and ask and questions.

      New Frontiers of Learning 2022
       
      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Date: Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      Time: 8.45am until 3.00pm

      Venue: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 

      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 

       
         
       

      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 - join the FREE pilot

      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

      A classroom version for schools will be available very soon!


      Maths Talent Quest - Victorian Financial Literacy In Practice Challenge

      Important dates! Important dates! Registrations close on the 1st of August. Student's entries are to be submitted online by this date.

      Thursday 14 July

      Webinar: How to register for the MTQ in 2022 (5:00pm - 5:30 pm)

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close

      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal

      Monday 15th – 22nd August

      Online state judging

      Thurs 20th October

      Ministers FLIP Awards Ceremony

      Thursday 20th October

      Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy are now available on demand. if you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar 

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

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference. Valuing Mathematics in a changing world

      Limited MAV22 Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibition packages available!

      We have had a fantastic response to our promotion of sponsorship and exhibition packages that some of our packages are sold out with our in-person exhibition package with a waitlist.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV22 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 available:

      MAV22 Annual Conference Program

      MAV22 Annual Conference Program will be out in August 2022 with a dynamic keynote program designed to explore the theme: ‘Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World’.

      Our International Keynote presenter is George Gadanidis - INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE!
      University of Western Ontario, Canada

      For several years George has been working and researching in grades 1-10 classrooms in Canada, and in Brazil, integrating computer programming within mathematics education. He has also worked with the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada, doing background research for reforming curricula and advising curriculum writing teams. They now have in Ontario explicit computer programming expectations within the algebra strand for all grades 1-9. This has affected what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can learn it.

      Computer programming in the mathematics classroom, grades 1-9: The Ontario, Canada, experience

      George Gadanidis

       

      Computer programming has been integrated in the algebra strand for all grades 1-9 of the Ontario mathematics curriculum, affecting what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can do it. I will share examples of teaching and learning mathematics with computer programming across the grades, with links to publicly-accessible resources, and with a focus on bringing to life mathematics concepts and relationships through dynamic modelling. The primary goal is to teach and value mathematics, with computer programming being a representational tool where appropriate.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

      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 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals

      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


      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


      Problemo Discount for Members

      Problemo, the AMT’s Teacher platform, has over 800 problems – low floor, high ceiling, wide wall problems that are curriculum aligned.

      AMT. Australian Maths Trust

      Adam Spencer loves them! 

      Through the generosity of the AMT, we have been offered a limited time 20% discount for members who sign on for Problemo Teacher Plus or Schools Plus annual subscriptions. This offer is valid to 31 July 2022.

      To access your offer and receive your special code, please contact info@problemo.edu.au

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      The Research Files Episode 70: Cultural residents in the classroom

      How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools

      Leadership: Driving an effective school Reconciliation Action Plan

      Teacher shortage risks stunting students in maths and science, researchers warn

       
         
       

       

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      Camilla, Cartographer

      Camilla loves maps. Old ones, new ones, she loves them all! She often imagines what it must have been like to explore and discover a new path for the first time. One morning, Camilla wakes up to a huge snow storm. Her neighbour Parsley can't find the path to the creek. But Camilla has her old map - which inspires her to make her own path and her own map! Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers celebrating discovery, adventurous problem-solving, and a love of maps. Age Range 4-8 years.

       Camilla, Cartographer

      One Very Big Bear

      As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes, and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast.

      Industry Reviews
      "A picture book for children who like a bit of a surprise when they are learning their numbers."--School Library Journal
      "An enjoyable read for younger readers."--Booklist
      "The closing scene... will leave readers giggling."--Publishers Weekly

      One Very Big Bear

      Problem Solving; Symbols and Number Puzzles

      This series of puzzles has been inspired by the "Four Fours" task that dates back to the 19th Century. Differentiating this task has produced a variety of puzzles in this book.

      Writing number sentences or equations and using a variety of mathematical symbols, provides a creative opportunity for both independent and shared problem solving experiences.

      Many of these puzzles follow a similar format or routine, thus making them suitable for 'warm-ups', whole lessons, or even for 'last minute emergency' or teacher relief lessons.

      Depending on the cohort of students, the puzzles can be used for enrichment activities, particularly when introducing and applying new symbols and mathematical functions.

       Problem Solving; Symbols and Number Puzzles

      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

      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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      Congratulations to all teachers across the state for coming to the end of term 2 - we know it's been a massive job for all and we appreciate all of your hard work! 

      As you wind down think about how we can help you in term 3. Here are some highlights from the newsletter below:

      • Applications for the 2022 MAV Maths Camp close this Friday - don't forget to register! 
      • Check out the important dates for MTQ22 
      • Victorian Coding Challenge  - now on
      • VCE Revision Program open for bookings!
      • Four new speakers for MAV22 have been announced 

      Don't forget call for options for MAV22 close 30 June! This is your chance to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO


      Nomination for MAV Directors and SGM

      The MAV Constitution states under Clause 35.2 that the Board shall consist of not fewer than 9 ‘elected’ Directors. Currently, there are only 8 elected Directors on the Board at this time. To resolve this issue a further election and Special General Meeting is required to appoint additional elected directors to the Board in order to meet the constitutional requirements.

      Directors will be elected to fill vacant positions on the MAV Board:

      • Directors are appointed for a period of two (2) years until May 2024.
      • 4 positions are available for election.
      • Various skills required

      MAV directors play an active and visible leadership role in the education sector. All potential directors should be able to demonstrate leadership, integrity, interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for education and associations, and an understanding of or willingness to develop and uphold corporate governance.

      Members of the Association wishing to nominate for the Board need to complete the nomination form, and return to the CEO no later than COB Monday 4th July 2021.

      To access the nomination form and for further guidance as to the requirements of being a Director please visit this web page:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/About-Us/SGM-2022 

      For any questions please contact the Company Secretary, Peter Saffin at psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au 

      The SGM to announce appointed directors will take place as follows:

      • Date: Tuesday 19th July 2022
      • Time: 5.30pm to 6.00pm
      • Location: Online via Zoom, or at the MAV Office, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

      RSVPs Close Monday 18th July 2022 - email Peter Saffin, CEO, psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au  

       
         
       

      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

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 2nd August 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      For teachers of year 7 to 12.

      This free Virtual workshop is for secondary mathematics teachers who are interested in learning the basics of Mathematica, the Wolfram Language, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Notebooks for teaching, classroom activities and student topic investigations.

      Presenter - Kelly Lean

      Kelly is the Business and Resource Manager and consultant for WOLFRAM Australia and New Zealand. Kelly assists academic institutions from primary to tertiary, in the use of Wolfram Tools to deliver high level computational mathematics and computational based workflows in the classroom.

      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

      Save the Date

      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
      • 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:
      Engaging maths minds through social and emotional learning 

      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Tuesday 6th September, 2022

       For teachers of year F to 10.

      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.

      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

      Virtual: 

      Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022

      Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM

      Cost: Free

      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.

      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

      Registrations opening mid-June 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

      Tarneit P-9 College – September 9

      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.

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

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series: 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 MAV Maths Camp

      Applications for the 2022 MAV Maths Camp close at 5PM, Friday 24th of June! Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this very popular and successful Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students.

      The 2022 Camp returns as an onsite event. The mathematics camp brings together high potential rural and regional students to experience what a career in some of the most exciting organisations in the STEM industry look like. Twenty-four Year 10 regional students will be selected via an application process to participate in  Mathematics Camp to be held during the first week of the Term 3 school holidays.

      The camp provides a chance for students to gather, with like-minded peers and work in small groups to explore hands-on, industry problems. Students will work in a team to complete a real-world mathematics project.

      To access the application form go to https://forms.gle/oWhcgf1QngiK9JQq6

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

      2022 MAV Maths Camp


      MTQ FLIP

      Important dates!

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close
      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal

      Monday 15th - 22 August Online state judging
      Thursday 20th October Ministers' FLIP Challenge awards, at iMax.
      Thursday 20th October Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy re now available on demand. if you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar

      Still want to get involved?

      Register here, check out our Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for or watch a pre-recorded webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

       
         
       

      Valuing Mathematics in a Changing WorldMAV22

      • Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022.
      • In-person conference including virtual presentations.
      • 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.

      MAV22 Call for Options close 30 June!

      We need you secondary educators like you to present at MAV22!

      This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an option.

      This year the conference focuses on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches and our sub-themes are:

      Improving individual and societal outcomes – valuing mathematics and numeracy in society and everyday life, and their many contributions to improving individual and societal outcome
      Achieving greater equity – valuing mathematics education as means for achieving greater equity in people’s lives, regardless of culture, background, and other factors
      Technology to enhance investigation – valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery
      Exploring effective pedagogies – exploring effective pedagogies that engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics Valuing evidence – valuing evidence-based teaching and learning resources, assessment and professional development
       
      Click here to submit an option through our conference platform

      Early bird Registration will close on 30 June!

      Whether you are attending in person or online earlybird registration is now available.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here

      Panel Session:

      Valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery.

      The panel will discuss how technology in the classroom may enhance student learning, provide opportunities for mathematical exploration, deep thinking, developing the proficiencies, and enhancing engagement. It may provide opportunities for collaboration, demonstrating algorithmic thinking, modelling, and exploring real world data to contextualise learning. Some technology may also provide analytical data to support monitoring student progression. However, technology can lead to inequality of access, distraction and procedural learning focusing on skill and drill reflecting a lack of reasoning. Some topics require the use of technology e.g., statistical graphing in the middle years.  All the VCE mathematical study designs mandate appropriate use of technology. How do you use technology to achieve goals and meet requirement? How can technology enhance mathematical investigation and discovery for students? Join us at this panel keynote to explore and challenge thinking on how we value technology. We will focus on the advantages technology brings when used effectively as a teaching and learning tool and discuss ideas to remove technology roadblocks that may exist, to enhance your own implementation.

      Session chair and speaker: Danijela Draskovic (MAV Consultant)

      Rachael Whitney-Smith Peter Fox Allason McNamara Tom Moore
      Rachael Whitney-Smith Peter Fox Allason McNamara Tom Moore
      ACARA TI presenter, CAS expert, and teacher Teacher & maths leader, VCE examiner Mathematics Educator
       
         
       

      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:

      Teacher of Mathematics - Trinity Grammar School, Kew.

      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

      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!

       
         

       

       

      2022 MAV Games Days

      Registrations for the 2022 Maths Games days are filling fast, don’t miss the chance to provide your students with the opportunity to participate in this fun, exciting event, while they develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills through working with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools.

      022 MAV Games Days

      Places still available and registrations open for:

      Year level Date Venue
      Year 8 Wednesday 24th August   PEGS, Keilor East
      Year 10 Wednesday 31st August   Trinity Grammar, Kew
      Year 11 & 12  Friday 19th August  RMIT, Melbourne
      Year 8 & 9 Regional  Wednesday 10th August  Federation University, Gippsland

      Don’t miss the chance to provide your students with the opportunity to participate in this fun, exciting event, while they develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills through working with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools.

      Register your team of students here https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-Activities/Games-Days

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

       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news

      Get crypto-cool for school: Talking about investment risks and rewards in the classroom - Written by MAV CEO, Peter Saffin, Dr Carly Sawatzki & Dr Jill Brown

      New Education Minister Jason Clare can fix the teacher shortage crisis – but not with Labor’s election plan

       

         

       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources!

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

      Pre-order for delivery in Term 3, 2022

      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

      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

      I'm Not A Numbers Person
       

      A practical and fascinating guide from leading data expert Dr Selena Fisk that teaches us how to make informed decisions using the numbers around us so we can work smarter and live better. 

      Data is everywhere. Smart watches track our steps and heart rate, social media platforms recommend people we might know and products we might like, and map applications suggest when we should leave home depending on the traffic.  

      From organising your home budget and understanding social media metrics, to running a side hustle or a multi-national, multi-million-dollar organisation, having the mindset 'but I'm not a numbers person' is no longer helpful or accurate.  

      Data coach and storyteller Dr Selena Fisk believes we can all improve the way we read, use and interpret the data that we're given to make better decisions and enhance our impact. 

      I'm Not A Numbers Person takes us through the 'why' of data, the types of data we often see and use in life and work, and the key areas of data literacy, which is understanding the data and what it all means, and data visualisation, which is where we make the data look beautiful in tables, graphs or other visuals. 

      I'm Not A Numbers Person

      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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      Congratulations to all teachers across the state for coming to the end of term 2 - we know it's been a massive job for all and we appreciate all of your hard work!

      As you wind down think about how we can help you in term 3. Here are some highlights from the newsletter below:

      • 2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference - highlights! 
      • Check out the important dates for MTQ22
      • MAV22 - Call for options are open and a new speaker announced! 
      • Victorian Coding Challenge is still open to year 5 and 6 students in DET schools.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO


      Nomination for MAV Directors and SGM

      The MAV Constitution states under Clause 35.2 that the Board shall consist of not fewer than 9 ‘elected’ Directors. Currently, there are only 8 elected Directors on the Board at this time. To resolve this issue a further election and Special General Meeting is required to appoint additional elected directors to the Board in order to meet the constitutional requirements.

      Directors will be elected to fill vacant positions on the MAV Board:

      • Directors are appointed for a period of two (2) years until May 2024.
      • 4 positions are available for election.
      • Various skills required

      MAV directors play an active and visible leadership role in the education sector. All potential directors should be able to demonstrate leadership, integrity, interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for education and associations, and an understanding of or willingness to develop and uphold corporate governance.

      Members of the Association wishing to nominate for the Board need to complete the nomination form, and return to the CEO no later than COB Monday 4th July 2021.

      To access the nomination form and for further guidance as to the requirements of being a Director please visit this web page:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/About-Us/SGM-2022

      For any questions please contact the Company Secretary, Peter Saffin at psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au  

      The SGM to announce appointed directors will take place as follows:

      • Date: Tuesday 19th July 2022
      • Time: 5.30pm to 6.00pm
      • Location: Online via Zoom, or at the MAV Office, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

      RSVPs Close Monday 18th July 2022 - email Peter Saffin, CEO, psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au   

       
         
       

      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
       
      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      Time: 8.45am until 3.00pm

      Venue: Independent Schools Victoria, 24-40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 

      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

      Hold the date - bookings open Wednesday 22nd June!   

      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

      Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Early Bird closes 30th June!

      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 Mathematics Conference

      We held our annual primary conference on the 9th and 10th of June in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG), and it was a huge success! 

      We would like to thank all of our attendee and also thanks to our fantastic speakers! 

      We are going to release some of our keynotes recording for your own professional development - watch them over the break or use a PL opportunity for you staff next term, here is the first one:

      PANEL: What is quality mathematics teaching?
      Quality teaching has been shown to have one of the biggest impacts on student success when learning mathematics. But what does quality mathematics teaching look like? And how do we know when we are engaging in quality teaching? In this panel session we will explore quality teaching from a range of perspectives to challenge how we think about mathematics teaching and learning. Time will be reserved for delegates to pose their own questions to the panel as we all strive to develop quality teaching practices.

      Panel chair: Jen Bowden, with

      Dr Sara McKee
      Dr Aylie Davidson
      Dr Angela Rogers
      Prof. Wee Tiong Seah

      Watch now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZiG1rjwgLE 

      PANEL: What is quality mathematics teaching?

       

      Here are some highlights from the two days:


      MTQ FLIP

      Important dates! 

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close

      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal

      Monday 15th – 22nd August Online state judging
      Thurs 20th October Ministers FLIP Awards Ceremony
      Thursday 20th October Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy re now available on demand. if you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar 

      Still want to get involved?

      Register here, check out our Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for or watch a pre-recorded webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

       
         
       

      Valuing Mathematics in a Changing WorldMAV22

      • Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022.
      • Attend in person or online! In-person conference including virtual presentations.

      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.

      MAV22 Call for Options close 30 June!

      We need you primary educators like you to present at MAV22! 

      This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an option.

      This year the conference focuses on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches and our sub-themes are:

      • Improving individual and societal outcomes – valuing mathematics and numeracy in society and everyday life, and their many contributions to improving individual and societal outcome
      • Achieving greater equity – valuing mathematics education as means for achieving greater equity in people’s lives, regardless of culture, background, and other factors
      • Technology to enhance investigation – valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery
      • Exploring effective pedagogies – exploring effective pedagogies that engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics 
      • Valuing evidence – valuing evidence-based teaching and learning resources, assessment and professional development
         

      Click here to submit an option through our conference platform.

      Earlybird Registration will close on 30 June!

      Whether you are attending in person or online earlybird registration is now available.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here.  

      Paul Swan

      BIG Boss - 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.

      The Value of Worthwhile Tasks as an Effective Pedagogy in Mathematics: online and offline

      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.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

      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 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals

      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!

       
         

       

       

      VIC Coding Challenge - 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), is excited to be running two activities to be delivered across the state between Sept 2020 and Dec 2022 as part of The Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.

      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!

      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.

      Teachers of students involved will also be able to access the teacher pack which includes suggested solutions. This will assist teachers to support their students.

      See the website for further details and registration here.

      *Note: Free and available only to DET schools.

      VIC Coding Challenge - 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!
       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news


      Town Squared

      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. The aim is to get children to apply their classroom learning when they get home, by playing interesting scenarios in a collaborative and encouraging environment with their friends.

      Town Squared

       

       

      Town Squared is now available to download on iPhone and iPad, and the whole platform is currently free!

      Download here - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/town-squared/id1570197726

      You can use the game on any iPhone or iPad, and the Family Portal on any computer or tablet. (We plan to release Android and PC versions in the near future too!) 

      For more on information Town Squared generally, head to www.townsquaredgame.com


      Articles worth checking out:

      Get crypto-cool for school: Talking about investment risks and rewards in the classroom - Written by MAV CEO, Peter Saffin, Dr Carly Sawatzki & Dr Jill Brown

      New Education Minister Jason Clare can fix the teacher shortage crisis – but not with Labor’s election plan

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      Bubble Board - Addition (NEW!)

      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.

      Check out the activity sheet here. 

       

      Bubble Board - Addition (NEW!)

      NEW!

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 (Yrs F-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 ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 (Yrs F-3)

      NEW!

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 2 (Yrs 1-5)

      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

       Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 (Yrs 1-5)

      NEW!

      Numerous ConneXion - Family Card Set 3 (Yrs 4-8)

      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 (Yrs 4-8)

      Sheep Won't Sleep

      A comical math skills book with a cast of colourful woolly animals

      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

      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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    • Secondary MATRIX News 6 June 2022

       

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      Welcome to the second edition of MATRIX Secondary news! 

      The venue for MAV22 has been confirmed and will be at La Trobe University - our early bird registration and call for options are open until the 30th of June. We need you secondary educators like you to present!

      Here are some highlights to look for below:

      • Maths Talent Quest -it is not too late get get involved!
      • Victorian Coding Challenge  - now on
      • VCE Revision Program open for bookings!

      And lastly check out the latest MAV news!

      Did you know MAV welcomed two new Life Members at the AGM? We also welcomed the new Board for 2022 to 2023 – find out who your new Board members are.

      You can get up to date on our news page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News

      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

      Webinar for teachers: Coding Challenges for Secondary students

      Virtual: 

      Wednesday 15 June 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They're designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity. In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free!

      Teaching VCE Matrices

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 22 June 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost:

      • Non Member : $30.00
      • Member : $25.00

      Teaching matrices for the first time in VCE General Mathematics can be daunting if the content is unfamiliar. With the change of mathematics study design being implemented in 2023 this session will look at introducing the matrices module into Units 1 & 2 VCE General Mathematics as well as content for Units 3 & 4. The session will focus on the full matrices module working through typical VCE examination questions and tips for teaching matrices in VCE mathematics.

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Wolfram Tech for Every Victorian Secondary Student

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 2nd August 2022

      Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

      Cost: Free

      This free Virtual workshop is for secondary mathematics teachers who are interested in learning the basics of Mathematica, the Wolfram Language, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Notebooks for teaching, classroom activities and student topic investigations.

      Presenter - Kelly Lean

      Kelly is the Business and Resource Manager and consultant for WOLFRAM Australia and New Zealand. Kelly assists academic institutions from primary to tertiary, in the use of Wolfram Tools to deliver high level computational mathematics and computational based workflows in the classroom.

      New Frontiers of Learning:
      Engaging maths minds through social and emotional learning 

      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Tuesday 6th September, 2022

       

      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.

      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

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      HOLD THE DATE!

      Wednesday September 7, 2022

      Registrations opening mid-June 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:

      Free Maths Games Days!

      Free Maths Games Days!

      Venue: Bacchus Marsh College

      Date: 21st Jun 2022

      Time: 9:30AM - 2:00PM

      Cost: Free

       

       

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7 & 8 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to students in GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY.

      A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4 and apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile,  

      If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page or see below.

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions 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

       
         
       

      Planning for semester 2:


      New DET resources 

      Last week FUSE went live with their new numeracy/mathematics resources:

      Middle Years Maths Challenges - Years 5 to 8: 

      The Victorian DET Middle Years Maths Challenges (MYMC) support student engagement in middle years mathematics (Levels 5-9) and build teacher confidence and capability in teaching with the proficiencies. There are 15 challenges for each year level, including 2 challenges designed specifically for students below level. Funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the MYMC were written in collaboration with the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

      Check them out here! https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/mymc

      THE EDUCATION STATE \ VICTORIA STATE GOVERNMENT | Education and Training The Mathematical Association of Victoria

      Maths Talent Quest, Victorian Financial Literacy In Practice Challenge

      Financial Literacy and MTQ22

      Support resources:

      We have some great resources that can help you with your planning and implementation for MTQ and FLIP:

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy re now available on demand. if you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar

      Still want to get involved?

      Register here, check out our Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for or watch a pre-recorded webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

       
         
       

      MAV22

      • Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022.
      • In-person conference including virtual presentations.
      • 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.

      MAV22 Call for Options close 30 June!

      We need you secondary educators like you to present at MAV22!

      This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an option.

      This year the conference focuses on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches and our sub-themes are:

      Improving individual and societal outcomes – valuing mathematics and numeracy in society and everyday life, and their many contributions to improving individual and societal outcome
      Achieving greater equity – valuing mathematics education as means for achieving greater equity in people’s lives, regardless of culture, background, and other factors
      Technology to enhance investigation – valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery
      Exploring effective pedagogies – exploring effective pedagogies that engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics Valuing evidence – valuing evidence-based teaching and learning resources, assessment and professional development
       
      Click here to submit an option through our conference platform

      Early bird Registration will close on 30 June!

      Whether you are attending in person or online earlybird registration is now available.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here.

      Keynote Confirmed

      Peter Sullivan
      Emeritus Professor - Monash University

      Problem solving and reasoning can build mathematical understanding and fluency

      Problem solving and reasoning can be learned. Problem solving and reasoning can foster understanding and fluency rather than being merely the application of those proficiencies. Using examples from the secondary curriculum, the presentation will elaborate how effective pedagogies can engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics.

      Peter was editor for seven years, and for three years chief editor of the prestigious Journal for Mathematics Teacher Education, published by Springer. He was also editor of the Mathematics Education Research Journal published by Springer. He has an extensive list of publications for teachers and researchers including books, books chapters, journal articles and conference publications.

      Peter Sullivan Emeritus Professor - Monash University

       

       
         
       

      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:

      ACER Educational Test Developer, Mathematics

      Maths/Science teacher - St Columbas College Essendon.

      Teacher of Mathematics - Trinity Grammar School, Kew.

      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

      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!

       
         

       

       

      VCE Revision Program

      MAV’s popular VCE Revision Program is back again in 2022 and already open for registration!

      Download the flier and share with students

      This great value program promises to be a bundle full of useful insights and exam tips and strategies:

      • Several hours of video content broken up into topics and presented by VCAA assessors.
      • A comprehensive booklet of notes.
      • Quiz to test your understanding.
      • CAS section – tips for both TI-Nspire and Casio.

      This isn’t just useful for revision right before exams – students could use it as a support to learning as they go.

      Self-paced and on demand from the day of registration until the last day of exams.  It will be the best study pal, and a revision resource that has everything students need in the one spot!

      Teachers get complimentary access when enrolling a bulk (20 or more) group from their school.

      See the website for further details and registration:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program


      STEM and Mathematics –a career that makes a difference

      • A free virtual session for Year 8 to 12 students interested in STEM and mathematics focused careers
      • Learn about why a STEM or mathematics career is worth pursuing
      • All schools, students, parents, careers advisors, and STEM teachers welcome.
      • Join as a class, family or individually from any location.
      STEM and Mathematics 013a 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?

      We welcome you to explore the possibilities, with Asha Rao. Asha will share her journey to becoming a mathematician. She has not always wanted to be a mathematician. Like many career journeys, hers has not been linear. Asha identifies that one of the differences in workforce opportunities between men and women is their achievement in mathematics at school. Asha will share with us her efforts to break through this source of inequity.

      This presentation will support your decision to study mathematical and STEM subjects. For those who question whether it is worth them taking mathematics subjects any longer than they are required, Asha will change your mind after this inspiring event! Join us and be part of the future.

      Date: Tuesday 16 August

      Time: 5.30 to 6.30pm

      Cost: Free lecture for students, parents and teachers

      Where: via Zoom

      Register here:  www.trybooking.com/BZMUU

      Download our flier here to find out more.

      Action: add this Flier to your school newsletter or email to students.

       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news


      MERGA Teachers' Day - Monday 4 July 2022
      In place of the Annual MAT Conference with multiple classroom-focused workshops and research presentations, including the Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award Presentation

      Internationally renowned speakers include:

      • Prof Catherine Attard, University of Western Sydney
      • Prof Berinderjeet Kaur, National Institute of Education, Singapore
      • Prof Peter Liljedahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      • Prof Elena Nardi and A/Prof Irene Biza, University of East Anglia, UK
      • Dr Kristen Tripet, Australian Academy of Science—reSolve: Maths by Inquiry
      MERGA 44

      With Bonus Keynote Presentation & Welcome Reception - Sunday 3rd July:
       

      Prof Peter Liljedahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      Teaching : Learning : Research : Practice—Bridging the Fractal Divide

      Venue: Tramsheds Function Centre, 4 Invermay Road, Inveresk Campus, Launceston
      Cost: $120 per person

      More info: https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Annual-Conference/Programme.asp


      Money lessons for life

      Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation is designed to help Australian school students learn money lessons for life, to be confident talking about money and to make informed financial decisions. The program is provided at no cost to schools, enabling more students to access financial
      education at key life stages. Talk Money workshops are delivered in person or virtually by trained facilitators, providing an
      engaging and interactive learning experience for students in Years 5 to Year 10. The workshops are also aligned to the Australian curriculum.

      More info and registrations: https://talkmoney.org.au/


      Angle research survey year 3 to 8 – improve the teaching of angle!

      Teachers of year 3 to 8 who work with the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics are invited to complete a survey on the concept of angle in geometry teaching. This is part of a PhD research study by John Lawton. Angle is a complex concept, and to date, there has been no research done on how Australian teachers engage with it. There are a number of controversies about how angle should be taught. Your participation will contribute to a better understanding of this important concept in mathematics education.  The opportunity to further participate in the research is offered.  The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete, and can be accessed through the following link.

      https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_9AYbT9nIUu2PjBs


      There’s no better time to teach tax and super

      All-new Tax, Super + You education website now available

      With the end of financial year (EOFY) and ‘tax time’ fast approaching, there’s no better time to teach students about tax and super.

      The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently launched an all-new Tax, Super + You website containing free resources that help improve financial literacy, teach the value of tax and super, and prepare secondary students for the workforce. The new website (taxsuperandyou.gov.au) includes high-quality resources designed by teachers, for teachers. The resources are mapped to the Australian and state curriculums, involve real-world concepts and content is available in online and printable formats once a user has registered for free.

      The annual Tax Super + You competition, which encourages secondary students to get creative for a chance to win prizes for themselves and their school, also opens for entries 30 May 2022. It’s a great way to engage with students on this topic.

      For more information on Tax, Super + You go to taxsuperandyou.gov.au


      Help AERO support teachers of struggling students 

      Many schools are struggling to support students in Years 7 to 9 who lack the foundational literacy and numeracy skills needed in secondary school. 

      The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) is working to develop guidance to help teachers and schools identify and support these students. 

      To do this effectively, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has created a survey to help AERO better understand how schools in Australia currently provide support for students in Years 7 to 9 who lack these foundational skills. 

      If you have approximately 15 minutes to complete this survey, we’d appreciate your insights. 

      To thank you for completing the survey, ACER will place you in a prize draw to win a $500 VISA gift card

      If you’d like to be interviewed to help us learn more about your experiences, please register at the end of the survey. Those chosen to participate in an interview will receive a $100 VISA gift card from ACER

      Your responses will remain anonymous and any identifying data you provide about yourself, or your school, will not be included in analysis or reports. You can access the survey here:

      https://elsa.acer.org/index.php/667663?lang=en

      AERO is Australia’s national education evidence body, working towards excellent and equitable outcomes for all children and young people. 

      Learn more about AERO.


      Wolfram Tech for Australian Education - webinar series

      From primary and secondary school to Years 11 and 12, Wolfram technology offers practical and easy-to-use tools and access to powerful computing solutions for education. This two-part webinar series is designed for teachers interested in learning more about how to use Mathematica and other Wolfram tech in their classrooms and how to help prepare students for the years leading into senior secondary or VCE subjects specifically using Mathematica.

      Wolfram Mathematica for Senior Secondary Curriculum
      A webinar for teachers wanting to utilize the latest Australian Curriculum to prepare students for the subjects associated with obtaining Senior Secondary Certificates of Education, or VCE. Sample student logbook examples will be shared.

      Wolfram Tech for Every Australian Student
      A webinar for teachers throughout primary and secondary education who are interested in learning the basics of Mathematica, the Wolfram Language, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Notebooks for teaching, classroom activities and student topic investigations.

      More info and registration: https://www.bigmarker.com/series/wolfram-tech-for-australia-education/series_details


      Articles and podcasts worth checking out:

      Classroom teaching techniques – Socratic Circles

      Making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students

       

         

       

       

      Check out some of our great resources!

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

      Pre-order for delivery in Term 3, 2022

      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

      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

      Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings
       

      Keep thinking...keep learning in 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.

       Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings

      Family Maths Night - School Support Resource
       

      The MAV Family Maths Night Resource (PDF version) contains a variety of hands on tasks that could be used to engage families in mathematics. The activities within the collection are clearly laid out with simple instructions for families to follow. The activities also identify the materials required for each task (such as dice). There is also a handy resource section to support the organisation of your schools event. This version is in pdf format which you will receive by email. It has been designed for busy teachers to quickly and easily obtain quality mathematics activities. 

      Family Maths Night - School Support Resource

      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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    • Primary MATRIX News 6 June 2022

       

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      Welcome to the second edition of MATRIX Primary news. 

      We are excited for 2022 Primary Mathematics Conference later this week. If you are attending, come and visit us at the MAVshop where you can purchase great resources in person - please note we will only be accepting card this year and will have Tap-and-Go set up. 

      Here are some highlights from the newsletter below:

      • Great resources for semester 2 planning
      • MAV22 - Call for options are open - please present to help us build a strong program. We will be back in person this year!
      • Victorian Coding Challenge is still open to year 5 and 6 students in DET schools.

      And lastly check out the latest MAV news!

      Did you know MAV welcomed two new Life Members at the AGM? We also welcomed the new Board for 2022 to 2023 – find out who your new Board members are.

      You can get up to date on our news page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News

      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

      New Frontiers of Learning: 
      Engaging maths minds through social and emotional learning 
       
      Hold the date - bookings open soon!

      Tuesday 6th September, 2022

      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.

      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Hold the date - bookings open soon!  

      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

      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 

       
         
       

      Planning for semester 2:


      Mathspiration

       


      New DET resources 

      Last week FUSE went live with three of their new numeracy/mathematics resources:

      Middle Years Maths Challenges - Years 5 to 8: 

      The Victorian DET Middle Years Maths Challenges (MYMC) support student engagement in middle years mathematics (Levels 5-9) and build teacher confidence and capability in teaching with the proficiencies. There are 15 challenges for each year level, including 2 challenges designed specifically for students below level. Funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the MYMC were written in collaboration with the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

      Check them out here! https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/mymc

      Flip, Make, Play - Early Years:

      Flip, Make, Play is a resource written by Victorian DET for Early Years educators that includes 4 sets of double-sided cards that focus on concepts associated with number and early algebra, geometric visualisation, properties of shapes, position and location, measurement, and data reasoning. On this page, you will find a Teaching Guide and other related resources. https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/Flip-Make-Play

      The Mathscots animation series - F to year 2:

      Join Prime, Poly, Buster and Chance, through The Mathscots animation series designed for levels Foundation to Year 2, by the Victorian DET. Building on the success of the series of episodes around maths in the real world, a teaching guide has now been developed in recognition of the value of the series as a teaching tool for the classroom and offers immersive learning experiences for each of the 10 stand-alone episodes. https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/Mathscots-in-School


      Important dates! 

      Monday 1st August

      Registrations close.
      Last day for investigations uploaded to the registration portal.

      Monday 15th – 22nd August

      Online state judging

      Thursday 20th October

      Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

      Webinars available on-demand:

      Further the 4 webinars we ran for you to help with implementation and how to tackle financial literacy re now available on demand. if you missed them access them now - there are some for primary, and others for secondary to meet your needs:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest#webinar 

      Still want to get involved?

      Register here, check out our Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for or watch a pre-recorded webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

       
         
       

      MAV22

      • Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022.
      • In-person conference including virtual presentations.

      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.

      MAV22 Call for Options close 30 June!

      >We need you primary educators like you to present at MAV22! 

      This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an option.

      This year the conference focuses on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches and our sub-themes are:

      • Improving individual and societal outcomes – valuing mathematics and numeracy in society and everyday life, and their many contributions to improving individual and societal outcome
      • Achieving greater equity – valuing mathematics education as means for achieving greater equity in people’s lives, regardless of culture, background, and other factors
      • Technology to enhance investigation – valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery
      • Exploring effective pedagogies – exploring effective pedagogies that engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics 
      • Valuing evidence – valuing evidence-based teaching and learning resources, assessment and professional development
         

      Click here to submit an option through our conference platform.

      Earlybird Registration will close on 30 June!

      Whether you are attending in person or online earlybird registration is now available.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here.  

      Paul Swan

      BIG Boss - 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.

      Paul Swan

       

      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.

       
         
       

      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 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals

      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!

       
         

       

       

      VIC Coding Challenge - 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), is excited to be running two activities to be delivered across the state between Sept 2020 and Dec 2022 as part of The Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.

      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!

      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.

      Teachers of students involved will also be able to access the teacher pack which includes suggested solutions. This will assist teachers to support their students.

      See the website for further details and registration here.

      *Note: Free and available only to DET schools.

      IC Coding Challenge - 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

       

       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news


      MERGA Teachers' Day - Monday 4 July 2022
      In place of the Annual MAT Conference with multiple classroom-focused workshops and research presentations, including the Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award Presentation

      Internationally renowned speakers include:

      • Prof Catherine Attard, University of Western Sydney
      • Prof Berinderjeet Kaur, National Institute of Education, Singapore
      • Prof Peter Liljedahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      • Prof Elena Nardi and A/Prof Irene Biza, University of East Anglia, UK
      • Dr Kristen Tripet, Australian Academy of Science—reSolve: Maths by Inquiry
      MERGA 44

       With Bonus Keynote Presentation & Welcome Reception - Sunday 3rd July:

      Prof Peter Liljedahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      Teaching : Learning : Research : Practice—Bridging the Fractal Divide

      Venue: Tramsheds Function Centre, 4 Invermay Road, Inveresk Campus, Launceston
      Cost: $120 per person

      More info: https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Annual-Conference/Programme.asp


      Maths Anxiety and ability grouping of students:

      Evidence shows mathematics anxiety negatively impacts learning and teaching. The research demonstrates that mathematics anxiety can interrupt working memory leading to more error-making and reducing the capacity to successfully participate in mathematics. Further once students reach secondary school, it leads to students not taking mathematics at higher levels of study, and not taking the more challenging senior mathematics subjects, (think the drop in senior maths enrollments recently in the news).

      Maths Anxiety has physical and physiological symptoms just like any anxiety – and hence can be treated and managed in similar ways. There are solutions that teachers can implement to reduce anxiety and improve learning outcomes for all students. It should also be noted that some school practices, like ability grouping or streaming can lead to higher anxiety in students – both at the top of ability grouped classes, and at the bottom!

      I encourage you to engage in discussion around these issues with your teachers, and look at the practices and mindsets of teachers, parents and students that may reinforce maths anxiety, and what you can do to reduce and manage it in your school context. For more information see the following:

      Maths Anxiety Monograph, by Dr Sarah Buckley, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research.

      Ability grouping Monograph, by Emeritus Professor DI Siemon, RMIT.

      https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/maths/Pages/evidence-and-research.aspx


      Money lessons for life

      Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation is designed to help Australian school students learn money lessons for life, to be confident talking about money and to make informed financial decisions. The program is provided at no cost to schools, enabling more students to access financial
      education at key life stages. Talk Money workshops are delivered in person or virtually by trained facilitators, providing an
      engaging and interactive learning experience for students in Years 5 to Year 10. The workshops are also aligned to the Australian curriculum.

      More info and registrations: https://talkmoney.org.au/


      Articles worth checking out:

      Making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students

      Leadership: Creating connections with families

       
         
       

       

      Check out some of our great resources that will be available at the MAVshop during the Primary Mathematics Conference this week! 

      Bubble Board - Addition (NEW!)

      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.

      Check out the activity sheet here. 

       

      Bubble Board - Addition

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 (Yrs F-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 ConneXions - Family Card Set 1

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 2 (Yrs 1-5)

      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

      Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 2

      Numerous ConneXion - Family Card Set 3 (Yrs 4-8)

      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 3

      Sheep Won't Sleep

      A comical math skills book with a cast of colourful woolly animals

      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

      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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    • Secondary MATRIX News 23 May 2022

       

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      Welcome to the first MATRIX Secondary newsletter! We hope that providing a secondary focused newsletter makes it easier for you to find what you need. Let us know if you have ideas for how we can further improve our newsletters, and for any things we can include in future.

      Here are some highlights to look for below:

      • MAV Games Days - register now
      • Maths Talent Quest -it is not too late get get involved!
      • Victorian Coding Challenge  - now on
      • VCE Revision Program open for bookings!

      With the updated newsletter format, we aim make things easier for you, and to help target our communications to meet your needs. If you have received the incorrect newsletter this week, please contact Michael at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au and we will fix things up quickly.

      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

      Coding Challenges for extending Secondary School students

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 1st Jun

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They’re designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity. In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free! 

      Hosted by MAV Consultant Danijela Draskovic, and Nathan Alison from DLTV.

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

      Teaching VCE Matrices

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 22 June 2022

      Teaching matrices for the first time in VCE General Mathematics can be daunting if the content is unfamiliar. With the change of mathematics study design being implemented in 2023 this session will look at introducing the matrices module into Units 1 & 2 VCE General Mathematics as well as content for Units 3 & 4. The session will focus on the full matrices module working through typical VCE examination questions and tips for teaching matrices in VCE mathematics.

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      To be confirmed

      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

      VCE Revision Program

      Virtual: 

      Registrations open!

      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. 

      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.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Maths Games Day Years 7-8

      Location:
      Bacchus Marsh College

      Years 7-8: Tuesday 21st June 2022
      9:30AM - 2:00PM

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7 & 8 a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day.


      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.

      STEM and Mathematics -a career that makes a difference

      Download the flier and share with students

      A free virtual session for Year 8 to 12 students interested in STEM and mathematics focused careers

      Tuesday 16 August 2022

      5.30 to 6.30pm via Zoom

      Learn about why a STEM or mathematics career is worth pursuing

      All schools, students, parents, careers advisors, and STEM teachers welcome.

      Join as a class, family or individually from any location.

      Presented by Professor & Associate Dean at RMIT, and former Interim Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), Asha Rao.

      Careers in STEM

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Wednesday September 7, 2022

      Registrations opening mid-June 2022.

      More details to follow

      For students in Years 9 to 10

      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:

      Free Maths Games Days!

      Ongoing:

      More info and venue information

       

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7 & 8 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to students in GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY.

      A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4 and apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile,  

      If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page or see below.

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      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

       
         
       

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022. This will be an in-person conference and will include virtual presentations.

      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.

      MAV22 Call for Options NOW OPEN!

      Presenting at MAV22!

      This year the conference will focus on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches around:

      • Improving individual and societal outcomes – valuing mathematics and numeracy in society and everyday life, and their many contributions to improving individual and societal outcomes.
      • Achieving greater equity – valuing mathematics education as means for achieving greater equity in people’s lives, regardless of culture, background, and other factors.
      • Technology to enhance investigation – valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery.
      • Exploring effective pedagogies – exploring effective pedagogies that engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics.
      • Valuing evidence – valuing evidence-based teaching and learning resources, assessment and professional development.

      This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an option.

      Click here to access the Call for Options on our conference platform. 

      Earlybird Registration is now available!

      Whether you are attending in person or online earlybird registration is now available.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here

      Keynote Confirmed

      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 is a Mathematics teacher and the 2022 Mathematics Master Teacher in the inaugural Teaching Excellence Program at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. She has spent this year working with outstanding Victorian Primary and Secondary Mathematics teachers across the Government, Independent, and Catholic sectors. Prior to this, she held the position of Leading Teacher: Head of Student Voice at Mount Waverley Secondary College.

      Passionate about enhancing teaching and learning by improving relationships between staff and students, Hayley’s work in student voice involved creating systems and opportunities for students to provide professional learning for staff and design feedback tools which teachers use regularly, allowing students to provide feedback and discuss their learning with their teachers.  Hayley is a doctoral candidate (Doctorate of Education) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her research explores how teachers use feedback from students to inform their practice. She holds a Masters of Instructional Leadership and has undertaken professional learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA. Hayley has shared her work in Student Voice with educators in Australia, and worldwide.

       
         
       

      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:

      ACER Educational Test Developer, Mathematics - As a test developer you will author test mathematics/numeracy items for assessment, seek mathematics/numeracy stimulus materials and write marking guides for assessment of open-ended mathematics/numeracy questions.

      Maths/Science teacher - Fixed term full time(negotiable) Maths /Science teacher for an immediate start with St Columbas College Essendon.

      Year 7-9 Maths and Year 7-10 Science teacher - A full time teaching position has become available for a graduate/experienced teacher of Year 7-9 Maths and Year 7-10 Science at Canterbury Girls' Secondary College.

      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

      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!

       
         

       

       

      This term we been sharing excellent financial literacy resources and running webinars presented by Dr Carly Sawatzki to assist your classroom practice and your students as they complete the Fe Victorian Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge, recently launched by the Minister for Education James Merlino.

      Inspire your students with this short video about financial literacy

      Register here,  check out our new Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for or watch a prerecorded webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

      MTQ AND 2022
      FLIP CHALLENGE SPONSOR
      SUPPORTERS
       

      VCE Revision Program

      MAV’s popular VCE Revision Program is back again in 2022 and already open for registration!

      Download the flier and share with students

      This great value program promises to be a bundle full of useful insights and exam tips and strategies:

      • Several hours of video content broken up into topics and presented by VCAA assessors.
      • A comprehensive booklet of notes.
      • Quiz to test your understanding.
      • CAS section – tips for both TI-Nspire and Casio.

      This isn’t just useful for revision right before exams – students could use it as a support to learning as they go.

      Self-paced and on demand from the day of registration until the last day of exams.  It will be the best study pal, and a revision resource that has everything students need in the one spot!

      Teachers get complimentary access when enrolling a bulk (20 or more) group from their school.

      See the website for further details and registration:

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program


      STEM and Mathematics –a career that makes a difference

      • A free virtual session for Year 8 to 12 students interested in STEM and mathematics focused careers
      • Learn about why a STEM or mathematics career is worth pursuing
      • All schools, students, parents, careers advisors, and STEM teachers welcome.
      • Join as a class, family or individually from any location.
      STEM and Mathematics 013a 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?

      We welcome you to explore the possibilities, with Asha Rao. Asha will share her journey to becoming a mathematician. She has not always wanted to be a mathematician. Like many career journeys, hers has not been linear. Asha identifies that one of the differences in workforce opportunities between men and women is their achievement in mathematics at school. Asha will share with us her efforts to break through this source of inequity.

      This presentation will support your decision to study mathematical and STEM subjects. For those who question whether it is worth them taking mathematics subjects any longer than they are required, Asha will change your mind after this inspiring event! Join us and be part of the future.

      Date: Tuesday 16 August

      Time: 5.30 to 6.30pm

      Cost: Free lecture for students, parents and teachers

      Where: via Zoom

      Register here:  www.trybooking.com/BZMUU

      Download our flier here to find out more.

      Action: add this Flier to your school newsletter or email to students.

       

      Victorian Challenge & Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge

      Our successful and engaging DET funded Coding Challenges for 2022 are already open for registration!

      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.

      Teachers of students involved will also be able to access the teacher pack which includes suggested solutions. This will assist teachers to support their students.

      See the website for further details and registration here.

      *Note: Free and available only to DET schools.

      Victorian Challenge & Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge
       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news


      Angle research survey year 3 to 8 – improve the teaching of angle!

      Teachers of year 3 to 8 who work with the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics are invited to complete a survey on the concept of angle in geometry teaching. This is part of a PhD research study by John Lawton. Angle is a complex concept, and to date, there has been no research done on how Australian teachers engage with it. There are a number of controversies about how angle should be taught. Your participation will contribute to a better understanding of this important concept in mathematics education.  The opportunity to further participate in the research is offered.  The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete, and can be accessed through the following link.

      https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_9AYbT9nIUu2PjBs


      The Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 is now available.

      Released on improved, specially built website designed with teachers for teachers v9.australiancurriculum.edu.au.

      The new Australian Curriculum was endorsed by education ministers on 1 April 2022.

      ACARA will maintain the existing Australian Curriculum website with the Version 8.4 curriculum and all support resources while Version 9.0 is now available on the new website. Both websites will remain live until all states and territories have transitioned fully to the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0.

      Please find link to media release. To keep up to date with developments on the new Australian Curriculum website.


      Articles and podcasts worth checking out:

      The Research Files Episode 64: Early career teachers' self-efficacy and mentoring.

      A Nobel view of COVID, climate change and science funding.

       
         
       

       

      Check out some of our great resources!

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

      Pre-order for delivery in Term 3, 2022

      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.

       

      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.

       

       

      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. This new edition also includes:

      • Brand-new research from the last five years that sheds brighter light on how to turn a fear of math into an enthusiastic desire to learn.
      • Developed ideas about ways to bring about equitable grouping in classrooms.
      • New initiatives to bring 21st century mathematics to K-12 classrooms.
      • Mathematical Mindsets is ideal for K-12 math educators. It also belongs on the bookshelves of the parents interested in helping their K-12 children with their math education, as well as school administrators and educators-in-training.

       

      Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, High School
       

      Select the right task, at the right time, for the right phase of learning. How do you generate that lightbulb 'aha' moment of understanding for your students?

      This book helps to answer that 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 grade-level examples help you leverage the most effective teaching practices at the most effective times to meet the surface, deep, and transfer learning needs of every student.

       

      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.

       

       
       

      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Home 

       
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    • Primary MATRIX News 23 May 2022

       

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      Welcome to the first MATRIX Primary newsletter! We hope that providing a primary focused newsletter makes it easier for you to find what you need. Let us know if you have ideas for how we can further improve our newsletters, and for any things we can include in future.

      Some highlights from the newsletter below:

      • Victorian Coding Challenge
      • MAV22 - Call for options are open - please present to help us build a strong program. We will be back in person this year!
      • Maths Talent Quest - it's not too late to get involved

      Don't forget the Primary and Early Childhood Conference - day 1 still has places available!

      Plus, regional DET teachers may be able to attend without paying the registration fee!

      To ensure more regional mathematics educators are able to access high quality professional learning, the Victorian Department of Education and Training is funding support for 12 regional educators to attend the 2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference.

      DET is proudly sponsoring the following for each of 12 successful teachers: One Day registration for on the day of your choice of Thursday 9th June (leaders day) OR Friday 10th June 2021 (teachers day) normally $294 per day non-member rate

      To be eligible for this sponsorship you must be:

      • a current primary school teacher/leader in a DET school.
      • more than 100km from the University of Melbourne.
      • unable to afford the registration fee/CRT costs.
      • Download the application form here, applications close Wed 25th May!

      Any newsletter issues?

      With the updated newsletter format, we aim make things easier for you, and to help target our communications to meet your needs. If you have received the incorrect newsletter this week, please contact Michael at mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au and we will fix things up quickly.

      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

      SHOOT and SCORE: Engaging students through sport and STEM

      Virtual:

       

      Wednesday 25th May 2022 (repeat webinar)

      MAV, The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! A fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts. In this fast paced and fun workshop we will explore the resources along with the engaging game Maths Hoops!

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference

      Location:

      Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne Victoria Melbourne

      Day 1 for Leaders - Thursday 9th June 2022 - BOOK NOW

      Day 2 for Teachers- Friday 10th June 2022 - SOLD OUT

      2022 Theme: Quality Teaching. MAV in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Day 1 is for current and emerging mathematics and numeracy leaders, and system leaders. Sessions provide practical advice and tools to lead change in your own school context.

      Day 2 is for primary teachers - SOLD OUT

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      To be confirmed

      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.

      Student activities:

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Virtual:

      Primary - Wednesday 8th June 2022

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They’re designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity.In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free!

      Hosted by MAV Consultant Danijela Draskovic, and Nathan Alison from DLTV.

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

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

       
       
       

      Primary Conference 2022 – Registrations now open!

      • In-person event at the University of Melbourne
      • Fantastic program
      • 'Quality teaching' theme each day!
      • Maximum 150 registrations per day - don't miss out!

      Day 1: Leaders day

      Date: Thursday 9 June 2022

      PLACES AVAILABLE

      Day 2: Teacher/Educator day

      Date: Friday 10 June 2022

      SOLD OUT

      Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
      (Or virtual if we must!)

      Registrations: now open!

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

      Registration is open on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      Download the full program here.

      Thanks to our Major Sponsor:

      THE EDUCATION STATE \ Victoria State Government | Education and Training

      Melbourne Graduate School of Education019s Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group

      VALUING MATHEMATICS IN A CHANGING WORLD. MAV22 CONFERENCE

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022. This will be an in-person conference and will include virtual presentations.

      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.

      MAV22 Call for Options NOW OPEN!

      Present at MAV22!

      This year the conference will focus on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches around:

      • Improving individual and societal outcomes – valuing mathematics and numeracy in society and everyday life, and their many contributions to improving individual and societal outcomes
      • Achieving greater equity – valuing mathematics education as means for achieving greater equity in people’s lives, regardless of culture, background, and other factors
      • Technology to enhance investigation – valuing and exploring how technology enhances mathematical investigation and discovery
      • Exploring effective pedagogies – exploring effective pedagogies that engage and equip students to be problem solvers, and critical and creative users of mathematics
      • Valuing evidence – valuing evidence-based teaching and learning resources, assessment and professional development.

      This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an option.

      Click here to access the Call for Options on our conference platform.

      Earlybird Registration is now available!

      Whether you are attending in person or online earlybird registration is now available.

      For more information including registering for MAV22 click here

      Keynote Confirmed

      George Gadanidis - INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE!
      University of Western Ontario, Canada

      Computer programming in the mathematics classroom, grades 1-9: The Ontario, Canada, experience.

      Computer programming has been integrated in the algebra strand for all grades 1-9 of the Ontario mathematics curriculum, affecting what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can do it. I will share examples of teaching and learning mathematics with computer programming across the grades, with links to publicly-accessible resources, and with a focus on bringing to life mathematics concepts and relationships through dynamic modelling. The primary goal is to teach and value mathematics, with computer programming being a representational tool where appropriate.

      George Gadanidis - INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE! University of Western Ontario, Canada

       

      Computer programming has been integrated in the algebra strand for all grades 1-9 of the Ontario mathematics curriculum, affecting what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can do it. I will share examples of teaching and learning mathematics with computer programming across the grades, with links to publicly-accessible resources, and with a focus on bringing to life mathematics concepts and relationships through dynamic modelling. The primary goal is to teach and value mathematics, with computer programming being a representational tool where appropriate.

      For several years George has been working and researching in grades 1-10 classrooms in Canada, and in Brazil, integrating computer programming within mathematics education. He has also worked with the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada, doing background research for reforming curricula and advising curriculum writing teams. They now have in Ontario explicit computer programming expectations within the algebra strand for all grades 1-9. This has affected what mathematics is taught, how it is learned, and who can learn it.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       

      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.

      Latest Jobs:

      ACER Educational Test Developer, Mathematics - As a test developer you will author test mathematics/numeracy items for assessment, seek mathematics/numeracy stimulus materials and write marking guides for assessment of open-ended mathematics/numeracy questions.

      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 2022: Join us!

      Membership renewals

      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!

      join us

       
       

       

       

      Maths Talent Quest . Victorian Financial Literacy In Practice Challenge

      This term we been sharing excellent financial literacy resources and running webinars presented by Dr Carly Sawatzki to assist your classroom practice and your students as they complete the Fe Victorian Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge, recently launched by the Minister for Education James Merlino.

      Inspire your students with this short video about financial literacy.

      Register here, check out our new Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for or watch a pre-recorded webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

      MTQ AND 2022
      FLIP CHALLENGE SPONSOR
      SUPPORTERS
      VICTORIA STATE GOVERNMENT | Education and Training Footy Feud Think Squared

      VIC Coding Challenge

      Our successful and engaging DET funded Coding Challenges for 2022 are already open for registration!

      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.

      Teachers of students involved will also be able to access the teacher pack which includes suggested solutions. This will assist teachers to support their students.

      See the website for further details and registration here.

      *Note: Free and available only to DET schools.

      Victorian Coding Challenge

       


      NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6
      GOAL! – FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

      Searching for engaging STEM resources that are easy to implement in the classroom? Looking for new ways to captivate students in their learning?

      GOAL! creates fun and unique learning experiences featuring NBL superstars and the game of basketball to capture the minds of students.

      All lesson resources are designed by teachers for teachers in collaboration with MAV and are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

      MAV Educators can get exclusive access to GOAL! by registering their interest at https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au

      GOAL! 013 FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

       

       
       
       

      Other opportunities and news


      Angle research survey year 3 to 8 – improve the teaching of angle!

      Teachers of year 3 to 8 who work with the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics are invited to complete a survey on the concept of angle in geometry teaching. This is part of a PhD research study by John Lawton. Angle is a complex concept, and to date, there has been no research done on how Australian teachers engage with it. There are a number of controversies about how angle should be taught. Your participation will contribute to a better understanding of this important concept in mathematics education. The opportunity to further participate in the research is offered. The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete, and can be accessed through the following link.

      https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_9AYbT9nIUu2PjBs


      The Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 is now available.

      Released on improved, specially built website designed with teachers for teachers v9.australiancurriculum.edu.au.

      The new Australian Curriculum was endorsed by education ministers on 1 April 2022.

      ACARA will maintain the existing Australian Curriculum website with the Version 8.4 curriculum and all support resources while Version 9.0 is now available on the new website. Both websites will remain live until all states and territories have transitioned fully to the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0.

      Please find link to media release.


      Articles and podcasts worth checking out:

      Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing

      The Research Files Episode 64: Early career teachers' self-efficacy and mentoring

       
       
       

      Check out some of our great resources!

      Is 2 a Lot?

      Joey's questions and his mom's artful answers transform an ordinary car ride into a magical odyssey through the land of numbers.

      Is Two a Lot? is a wonderfully charming and authentic exchange between mother and child.

      Annie Watson's story makes numbers tangible, and Rebecca Evans's illustrations bring them to life.

      Is 2 a Lot?

      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

      Maths On The Go - Book 2

      Make the most of every minute of the teaching day:

      • 3 minutes before morning recess
      • 2 minutes between library and lunch
      • 5 minutes at the end of the day.


      The activities in Maths on the Go Book 2:

      • are easy to organise and implement
      • require minimum equipment, or none at all
      • are easily adapted across a range of year and age levels
      • can be readily used as part of any maths program
      • are perfect for revision or extension

      Maths On The Go - 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


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      Welcome back from the term 1 break, we hope you had a refreshing and relaxed one after a challenging term 1!

      Here are some important issues to consider:

      • Our next MTQ/FLIP virtual learning sessions are on next week - don't miss out on registering for this workshop as we will delve deeper into student led investigations and tips for your students as they complete their MTQ.
      • And of course it is not too late to get involved with the MTQ and Victorian Financial Literacy Challenge, most schools work on their projects over term 2. Registrations open Monday 2 May.
      • Primary and Early Childhood Conference - we launched the program and registrations just before holidays! We have a lot of interest already and some booking coming in. Places are limited to 150 each day so please register so you don't miss out. We are so excited about being back in-person this year!
      • Call for Options for MAV22 are now open! We need all the sessions we can get to prepare the best program possible. We plan to be back on site with a virtual component - so we are hoping to deliver a larger program and more exiting opportunities for all educators across Victoria. But first - we need you to present! See the newsletter below for a link to more information.

      Lastly, don't forget that Members of the Association wishing to nominate for the MAV Board need to complete the nomination form, no later than close of business Tuesday 26th April 2022 (TODAY!). For information click here.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

      We have joined forces with @madamemaths with a giveaway! Head over to our Instagram page @mav.vic for the chance to win a $200 MAVshop voucher - winner will be drawn on Sunday 8th May 2022.

       
         
       

      Professional Learning:

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Student led investigations: MTQ/FLIP

      Student led investigations: MTQ/FLIP

      To find out more about MTQ and FLIP - click here.

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 27th April 2022

      Primary - Thursday 28th April 2022

      MAV Consultants Jen Bowden and Jessica Mount will share their expertise in mentoring students as they complete student led investigations.

      The Maths Talent Quest give students the opportunity to develop and apply their mathematical and or/financial literacy skills in a real-world context. Tips and hints around the cycle of the investigation process will be shared.

      We will also share aspects of financial literacy outline the exciting addition of the Minster of Education’s Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge.

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      SHOOT and SCORE: Engaging students through sport and STEM 

      Choice of two dates - virtual:

      Wednesday 4th May 2022

      Wednesday 25th May 2022 (repeat webinar)

      MAV, The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! A fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts. In this fast paced and fun workshop we will explore the resources along with the engaging game Maths Hoops!

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at  https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      Connecting Learning with Work

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 4th May 2022

      In this Virtual Workshop, ten mathematics investigations aimed at year 10 to 12 students, developed in collaboration with various Industry partners, will be showcased. The investigations demonstrate how maths is applied in real industry scenarios to solve problems.

      They have been written with the support of the Australian Centre for Career Education, the Victorian Department of Education. The investigations include teacher and student versions.

      Contact Helen Haralambous if you have any questions hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      FLIP: Financial Literacy in Practice through the MTQ

      FLIP: Financial Literacy in Practice through the MTQ

      To find out more about MTQ and FLIP - click here.

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Thursday 5th May 2022

      Primary - Thursday 12th May 2022

      The opportunity for teachers and students to investigate financial contexts is an exciting aspect of this year’s MAV MTQ. But you may be thinking, “Hold on, I don’t know anything about finance!?!” We’ve got you covered with webinars and guiding resources to inspire your and your students’ learning.

      This session is presented by Dr Carly Sawatzki who is a teacher educator and educational researcher at Deakin University. 

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      Learnership - The Skill of Learning (Middle Years)

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 7th May 2022 - Tuesday 23rd August 2022

      The MAV is proud to be partnering with leading educator James Anderson to bring you this unique learning opportunity focusing on 'Learnership' - the skill of learning, with links and practical application directly to the primary mathematics classroom.

      (For teachers of Year 4 to Year 10)

      This is a series of professional learning modules with 6 online learning modules to completed, each followed by a live webinar.

      You are a skilful teacher. But are your students' skilful learners in mathematics?

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Using the TI-Nspire efficiently in VCE Mathematics

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 18th May 2022

      This Virtual session will focus on using the TI- nspire efficiently in VCE Maths courses. James will demonstrate both some ‘fundamentals’ for teachers who are unfamiliar with TI CAS, new to VCE or for reference for teachers who use CAS prior to VCE.

      James has recently developed a YouTube series for TI and he will show snippets of these applicable to more confident users of TI CAS. James will demonstrate examples from Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics.

      Contact Helen Haralambous if you have any questions hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference

      Location:


      Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne Victoria Melbourne

      Day 1 for Leaders - Thursday 9th June 2022

      Day 2 for Leaders - Friday 10th June 2022

      2022 Theme: Quality Teaching. MAV in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Day 1 is for current and emerging mathematics and numeracy leaders, and system leaders. Sessions provide practical advice and tools to lead change in your own school context.

      Day 2 is for primary teachers, regardless of experience. Sessions build confidence and develop professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on environment.

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      To be confirmed

      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

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Maths Games Day

      Location:
      Box Hill Senior Secondary College

      Years 7-8: Thursday 26th May 2022
      9:30AM - 2:00PM

       

      Years 9-10: Friday 27th May 2022
      9:30AM - 2:00PM

      Location:
      Bacchus Marsh College

      Years 7-8: Tuesday 21st June 2022
      9:30AM - 2:00PM

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7-10 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. 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. 

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 1st June 2022

      Primary - Wednesday 8th June 2022

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They’re designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity.

      In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free! 

      Hosted by MAV Consultant Danijela Draskovic, and Nathan Alison from DLTV.

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

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

       
         
       

      Primary Conference 2022 – Registrations now open!

      • In-person event at the University of Melbourne
      • Fantastic program
      • 'Quality teaching' theme each day!
      • Maximum 150 registrations per day - don't miss out!

      Day 1: Leaders day

      Date: Thursday 9 June 2022

      Day 2: Teacher/Educator day

      Date: Friday 10 June 2022

      Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
      (Or virtual if we must!)

      Registrations: now open!

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

      Registration is open on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      Download the full program here.

      Thanks to our Major Sponsor:

      THE EDUCATION STATE \ VICTORIA State Government | Education and training

      The University of Melbourne
       
         
       

      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.

      Latest Jobs:

      Year 7-9 Maths and Year 7-10 Science teacher - A full time teaching position has become available  for a graduate/experienced teacher of Year 7-9 Maths and Year 7-10 Science at Canterbury Girls' Secondary College.

      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

      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 

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      MTQ - FLIP 2022

      Don't forget registrations for MTQ open on May 2 2022!

      This years we will be delivering an enhanced Victorian Maths Talent Quest, where students can undertake the Victorian Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge, recently launched by the Minister for Education James Merlino.

      Register your interest and receive up to date information here.

      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.

      In 2022 we have enhanced the MTQ to ensure there is more support for students and teachers through:

      • FLIP Challenge Introduction of the Financial Literacy In Practice (FLIP) Challenge, a new partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to include financial literacy as a focus for real world applications of mathematics.
      • Student and Teacher Resources New resource packs to support for teachers and students as they implement the MTQ and work on their investigations focusing on the investigation process and financial literacy.
      • 2022 Victorian Judging Rubric An improved judging rubric that includes financial literacy and a focus on the proficiencies.
      • Professional Learning Online professional leaning series to assist teachers with administration, mentoring investigative approaches and financial literacy.
      • Website An enhanced website with access to all information, resources pack and the FLIP Challenge.
      • Registration Improved registration process to allow you to upload your investigations at the point of registration.

      Register your Interest, check out our new Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for a webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

      MTQ AND 2022
      FLIP CHALLENGE SPONSOR
      SUPPORTERS
      VICTORIA State Government | Education and Training Footy Feud Think Squared
       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news


      NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6

      GOAL! – FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

      Searching for engaging STEM resources that are easy to implement in the classroom?

      Looking for new ways to captivate students in their learning?

      GOAL! creates fun and unique learning experiences featuring NBL superstars and the game of basketball to capture the minds of students.

      All lesson resources are designed by teachers for teachers in collaboration with MAV and are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

      MAV Educators can get exclusive access to GOAL! by registering their interest at https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au

      GOAL! 013 FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

       


      Registrations for the 2022 MAV Games Days will open on the 2nd May 2022

      What better way to enhance your students’ interdisciplinary skills than with a games day?

      A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to:

      • develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile
      • work with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools
      • participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures
      • win prizes and rewards
      • get excited about maths!

      Registrations for the 2022 MAV Games Days will open on the 2nd May 2022

       

      Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

      Teams of 4 students (maximum 2 teams per school) compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

      Teachers also have an opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools, attend a professional learning activity and to inspect displays of teaching resources.

      Maths Games Days are organised and run by host schools and supported by the MAV.

      Cost per team:

      MAV Members $50 (discount coupons has been emailed to all members, please contact MAV Office of you do not have your code, refunds will not be provided after registration if codes are not applied.)

      Non Members $62.50

      Check out venues and dates for the 2022 Mathematics Games Days here.


      MAV AGM:

      More than an AGM! Network, Reconnect & Refreshments with barefoot bowls! Take this opportunity to not only support our AGM, socialise, and participate in a fun set or two of barefoot bowls with he MAV Board and staff! All members welcome at no cost, even if you have never attended an AGM event before.

      Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for The Mathematical Association of Victoria will take place as follows:

      • Date: Tuesday 24th May Commencing at 6.00pm.
      • Location: City of Melbourne Bowls Club: Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003

      To RSVP visit the webpage for further details 

      Annual General Meeting for The Mathematical Association of Victoria

       


      2022 VEEA nominations - Outstanding Provision for High-ability Students (Primary and Secondary)

      Nominations are now open for the 2022 Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA), which recognise one primary and one secondary school with an outstanding approach to supporting high-ability students.

      The Outstanding Provision for High-Ability Students (Primary and Secondary) is awarded to exceptional teams within Victorian government schools that have demonstrated excellence in provision for high-ability students, supporting their learning, engagement and wellbeing and helping them thrive now and into the future. The winning schools each receive a grant of up to $25,000 to invest in ongoing professional development to continue in their endeavour for education excellence.

      Celebrate your school’s success, or the success of a Victorian government school, and nominate for an award in 2022 before nominations close on Friday 20 May 2022. Further details on the awards and nomination process are included in the attached information pack.

      For any queries, please email excellence.awards@education.vic.gov.au

      2022 VEEA nominations - Outstanding Provision for High-ability Students (Primary and Secondary)


      You are cordially invited to the next MSTEG Research Seminar session, to be held on 3 May (Tues), 12pm-1pm, in-person and via ZOOM.

      Mind the kink in the chain: Towards more effective professional learning in mathematics education

      3 May 2022 (Tue)
      12.00pm – 1.00pm AEST (UCT+10)

      In-person: Rm L413, Level 4, 100 Leicester St
      ZOOM:  https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/81832111284?pwd=WC83NHc5VU1mSk5DR050cWVUU2VFZz09 Password: 551298

      Prof Wee Tiong SEAH
      Melbourne Graduate School of Education

      Host: Dr Max Stephens
      Moderator: Ms Julia Hill

      Australian students’ mathematics performance in TIMSS and PISA over the last 20+ years has been flat at best, despite ongoing funding for – and innovative design and delivery of – professional development programs. In this session, Wee Tiong will draw parallels between this challenge in promoting professional learning transfer and generally-observed failures by mathematics education systems which have attempted to ‘learn from East Asian jurisdictions’. He will propose a potential solution that is based on a values-based approach, and suggest how teachers and educators might make use of it to facilitate professional or systems learning and development.

      Wee Tiong SEAH is Professor in Mathematics Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne.


      ATO launches new Tax, Super + You education website

      High-quality resources to teach financial literacy to tomorrow’s adults today

      The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched an all-new Tax, Super + You website. It contains free resources that help improve financial literacy, teach the value of tax and super, and prepare secondary students for the workforce.

      The new website (taxsuperandyou.gov.au) is designed by teachers, for teachers, and includes hundreds of high-quality resources that are mapped to the Australian and state curriculums. All content is available in online and printable formats once a user has registered for free.

      While developed for teachers, Tax, Super + You also offers a parent toolkit, a student zone for self-directed learning, and a two-hour ‘work ready course’ to help young people know what they need to before they start work. It’s now quicker and easier to find engaging content and activities, and plan face to face or virtual lessons that are aligned to the curriculum.

      Tax, Super + You education website

       

       

      Commenting on the release of the resources, ATO Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson said: “Preparing kids for their working life is really important. That’s why we’ve worked with teachers to develop resources that they can use to help young people develop a baseline understanding of tax and super, which will be of significant benefit when they enter the workforce.”

      For more information on Tax, Super + You, go to taxsuperandyou.gov.au


      Articles and podcasts worth checking out:

      Not just ‘bad at maths’ – an introduction to dyscalculia

      School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback

      Editorial: It's time to do away with the false dichotomy in maths instruction, by Peter Saffin, MAV CEO.

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources!

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

      Pre-order for delivery in Term 3, 2022

      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

      The Very Hungry Caterpillar

      Eric Carle's children's classic is the story of a very small and very hungry caterpillar who manages to nibble his way through the pages of this enchanting book. Available now in a sturdy board book edition for babies and toddlers to chomp and chew!

      Industry Reviews:
      Every child should experience this wonderful, cumulative story, with its brightly coloured pictures of the tiny but greedy caterpillar that eats his way through one apple, two plums and three pears before turning into a beautiful butterfly. The board version stands up well to the inevitable poking of little fingers through the holes in the pages. (2-4 yrs) -- Kirkus UK

       The Very Hungry Caterpillar

       

      If The World Were 100 People

      Imagine the world's population as 100 people: what would it look like?

      There are almost 8 billion humans living on Earth, but it's tricky to picture so many people! So instead, let's imagine the whole planet is a village where 100 people live – each person representing around 80 million people in the real world. So what does our global village of 100 people look like? Are they all grown-ups? Are there more males or females? How many have black hair or blue eyes? What languages do they speak? Who can read and write? How many have access to the internet or have enough food to eat? Does everyone have access to electricity or clean water?

      Big ideas are broken into bitesize chunks through clever illustration and graphic design.

      If we focus on just 100 people, it's easier to see the things we have in common, and the things that make us different. So come and meet the people in our global village, and think about the big questions that affect us all!

      If The World Were 100 People

       

      Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics

      Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics provides teachers with a range of original learning sequences focused on the mainstream content of the Australian Curriculum.

      Each sequence has been developed in line with the most recent research into mathematical learning and is designed to have a low floor and high ceiling, with multiple entry points for Years 7-8 students of varying abilities.

      The first task in each sequence activates existing knowledge and creates awareness of the need for new learning, while subsequent tasks consolidate and extend this learning, helping students see the ‘bigger picture’.

      Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics 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.

      Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics

       

      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

       

      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 

       
       

      Call for option now open for MAV22 Annual Conference!

      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.

      Call for options will close COB Thursday 30 June 2022.

      Early bird registrations here.

      You can read more about the conference and subthemes by visiting the MAV22 Conference website.

      MAV22 Annual Conference!

       
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      I can't believe we're almost at the end of term one! I hope you have a relaxing break ahead and return refreshed and ready to get stuck into term two.

      Call for options and early bird registrations are now open for the annual MAV22 Annual Conference - the theme being 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World'. Please join us as presenters to help us build an excellent program!

      Below there are many more events and experiences for teachers and students:

      • Our next MTQ/FLIP virtual learning sessions are on later this month - be sure to register for this workshop as we will delve deeper into student led investigations and tips for your students as they complete their MTQ
      • In collaboration with The Huddle and the NBL, MAV has created GOAL! - free basketball themed lessons for year 3 to 6.
      • Don't forget to visit our Thank You page and complete the survey to win one of two $100 custom picked MAV Shop hampers
      • Primary and Early Childhood Conference - we launched the program and registrations this week! We have a lot of interest so please get your teams lined up to attend. Places are limited to 150 each day.

      And also, don't forget that MAV AGM Nominations for the MAV Board are open! We'd love to see you for networking, refreshments and barefoot bowls next month.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      Professional Learning & Events:

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Student led investigations: MTQ/FLIP

      Student led investigations: MTQ/FLIP

      To find out more about MTQ and FLIP - click here.

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 27th April 2022

      Primary - Thursday 28th April 2022

      MAV Consultants Jen Bowden and Jessica Mount will share their expertise in mentoring students as they complete student led investigations.

      The Maths Talent Quest give students the opportunity to develop and apply their mathematical and or/financial literacy skills in a real-world context. Tips and hints around the cycle of the investigation process will be shared.

      We will also share aspects of financial literacy outline the exciting addition of the Minster of Education’s Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge.

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      SHOOT and SCORE: Engaging students through sport and STEM 

      Choice of two dates - virtual:

      Wednesday 4th May 2022

      Wednesday 25th May 2022 (repeat webinar)

      MAV, The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! A fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts. In this fast paced and fun workshop we will explore the resources along with the engaging game Maths Hoops!

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at  https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      Connecting Learning with Work

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 4th May 2022

      In this Virtual Workshop, ten mathematics investigations aimed at year 10 to 12 students, developed in collaboration with various Industry partners, will be showcased. The investigations demonstrate how maths is applied in real industry scenarios to solve problems.

      They have been written with the support of the Australian Centre for Career Education, the Victorian Department of Education. The investigations include teacher and student versions.

      Contact Helen Haralambous if you have any questions hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      FLIP: Financial Literacy in Practice through the MTQ

      LIP: Financial Literacy in Practice through the MTQ

      To find out more about MTQ and FLIP - click here.

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Thursday 5th May 2022

      Primary - Thursday 12th May 2022

      The opportunity for teachers and students to investigate financial contexts is an exciting aspect of this year’s MAV MTQ. But you may be thinking, “Hold on, I don’t know anything about finance!?!” We’ve got you covered with webinars and guiding resources to inspire your and your students’ learning.

      This session is presented by Dr Carly Sawatzki who is a teacher educator and educational researcher at Deakin University. 

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      Learnership - The Skill of Learning (Middle Years)

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 7th May 2022 - Tuesday 23rd August 2022

      The MAV is proud to be partnering with leading educator James Anderson to bring you this unique learning opportunity focusing on 'Learnership' - the skill of learning, with links and practical application directly to the primary mathematics classroom.

      (For teachers of Year 4 to Year 10)

      This is a series of professional learning modules with 6 online learning modules to completed, each followed by a live webinar.

      You are a skilful teacher. But are your students' skilful learners in mathematics?

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Using the TI-Nspire efficiently in VCE Mathematics

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 18th May 2022

      This Virtual session will focus on using the TI- nspire efficiently in VCE Maths courses. James will demonstrate both some ‘fundamentals’ for teachers who are unfamiliar with TI CAS, new to VCE or for reference for teachers who use CAS prior to VCE.

      James has recently developed a YouTube series for TI and he will show snippets of these applicable to more confident users of TI CAS. James will demonstrate examples from Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics.

      Contact Helen Haralambous if you have any questions hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 1st June 2022

      Primary - Wednesday 8th June 2022

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They’re designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity.

      In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free! 

      Hosted by MAV Consultant Danijela Draskovic, and Nathan Alison from DLTV.

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

      2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference

      Location:


      Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne Victoria Melbourne

      Day 1 for Leaders - Thursday 9th June 2022

      Day 2 for Leaders - Friday 10th June 2022

      2022 Theme: Quality Teaching. MAV in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Day 1 is for current and emerging mathematics and numeracy leaders, and system leaders. Sessions provide practical advice and tools to lead change in your own school context.

       

      Day 2 is for primary teachers, regardless of experience. Sessions build confidence and develop professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on environment.

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

       
         
       

      Primary Conference 2022 – Registrations now open!

      • In-person event at the University of Melbourne
      • Fantastic program
      • 'Quality teaching' theme each day!
      • Maximum 150 registrations per day - don't miss out!

      Day 1: Leaders day

      Date: Thursday 9 June 2022

      Day 2: Teacher/Educator day

      Date: Friday 10 June 2022

      Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
      (Or virtual if we must!)

      Registrations: now open!

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

      Registration is open on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      Download the full program here.

      Thanks to our Major Sponsor:

      THE EDUCATION STATE \ VICTORIA State Government | Education and Training

      The University of Melbourne

       
         
       

      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.

      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 2022: Renew or Join now!

      Membership renewals

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! If you have not paid you will no longer have access to member benefits and rates - so renew 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 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: Renew or Join now!

       
         

       

       

      Victorian Maths Talent Quest - Victorian Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge

      We are very excited to share with you an enhanced Victorian Maths Talent Quest, where students can undertake the Victorian Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge, recently launched by the Minister for Education James Merlino.

      Register your interest and receive up to date information here.

      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.
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      In 2022 we have enhanced the MTQ to ensure there is more support for students and teachers through:

      • FLIP Challenge Introduction of the Financial Literacy In Practice (FLIP) Challenge, a new partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to include financial literacy as a focus for real world applications of mathematics.
      • Student and Teacher Resources New resource packs to support for teachers and students as they implement the MTQ and work on their investigations focusing on the investigation process and financial literacy.
      • 2022 Victorian Judging Rubric An improved judging rubric that includes financial literacy and a focus on the proficiencies.
      • Professional Learning Online professional leaning series to assist teachers with administration, mentoring investigative approaches and financial literacy.
      • Website An enhanced website with access to all information, resources pack and the FLIP Challenge.
      • Registration Improved registration process to allow you to upload your investigations at the point of registration.

      Register your Interest, check out our new Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for a webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

      MTQ AND 2022
      FLIP CHALLENGE SPONSOR
      SUPPORTERS
      VICTORIA State Government | Education and Training Footy Feud THINK SQUARED
       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news


      NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6

      GOAL! – FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

      Searching for engaging STEM resources that are easy to implement in the classroom?

      Looking for new ways to captivate students in their learning?

      GOAL! creates fun and unique learning experiences featuring NBL superstars and the game of basketball to capture the minds of students.

      All lesson resources are designed by teachers for teachers in collaboration with MAV and are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

      MAV Educators can get exclusive access to GOAL! by registering their interest at https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au

      GOAL! 013 FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

      Don't forget to check out our 2022 Thank You page!

      A little gift from us to you

      There is lots of fun to be had - take yourself on a treasure hunt with lots of great activities, and then complete our survey to go into the draw to win one of two $100 custom picked MAV Shop hampers, just for you as a Thank You! 

      Thank You treasure Hunt survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MAVTHANKS

      Hurry, entries close this Friday 8th of April! Winners will be notified at the beginning of Term 2.

      Don't forget to check out our 2022 Thank You page!


      Registrations for the 2022 MAV Games Days will open on the 2nd May 2022

      Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

      Teams of 4 students (maximum 2 teams per school) compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

      Maths Games Days are organised and run by host schools and supported by the MAV.

      Check out venues and dates for the 2022 Mathematics Games Days here.


      MAV AGM Nominations for the MAV Board:

      More than an AGM! Network, Reconnect & Refreshments with barefoot bowls! Take this opportunity to not only support our AGM, socialise, and participate in a fun set or two of barefoot bowls with he MAV Board and staff! All members welcome at no cost, even if you have never attended an AGM event before.

      Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for The Mathematical Association of Victoria will take place as follows:

      • Date: Tuesday 24th May Commencing at 6.00pm.
      • Location: City of Melbourne Bowls Club: Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003

      To RSVP visit the webpage for further details

      Annual General Meeting for The Mathematical Association of Victoria

      NOMINATIONS FOR THE MAV BOARD:

      In accordance with Clause 35.4 of constitution of The Mathematical Association of Victoria, nominations are hereby called for membership of the Board of The Mathematical Association of Victoria for the period May 2022 to May 2024. 
      Members of the Association wishing to nominate for the Board need to complete the nomination form, and return to the CEO no later than COB Tuesday 26th April 2021.

      Directors will be elected to fill vacant positions on the 2022 – 2024 MAV Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM):

      • Directors are appointed for a period of two (2) years.
      • 6 positions will be vacant and available for election.
      • Office bearers are appointed by the Board at the first meeting of the Board following the election.

      To access the nomination form and for further guidance as to the requirements of being a Director please visit this webpage.


      international study on the beliefs of primary and secondary teachers, and their teaching practices with regards to Mathematics

      Researchers from ACU’s Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education are currently taking part in an international study on the beliefs of primary and secondary teachers, and their teaching practices with regards to Mathematics. The focus of the study is the involvement of students’ body and movement in mathematics active learning. You are invited to contribute to this study in order to provide a picture of Australian teachers’ perspective. As a teacher of mathematics, your views are critical to developing a clear picture of current practices. Accordingly, you are invited to participate in the study.

      Participation involves the completion of an anonymous 20-minute online survey, available via the following link: https://acu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZEGAphu9STIi9g.

      At the completion of the survey, you will be offered the opportunity to register interest in an optional online individual interview to further elaborate on your views.

      Please, you can find further information in the Participant Information Letter at the following link:

      Participant Information Letter.


      EY STEM App launch for girls

      Following a successful Global pilot to over 7000 girls in India and the US, the EY Women in Technology team are excited to announce the launch of EY STEM App in Australia and New Zealand!

      This free-to-use mobile app seeks to spark interest, inspire, and empower girls aged 13 to 18 to pursue STEM careers. With an incentivised learning model and content sourced from world-renowned institutions, girls are empowered to take charge of their own learning. Their curiosity and accomplishments are recognised by earning points which can be deemed across a range of rewards. Examples of rewards include digital vouchers that can be spent across leading retailers, mentoring workshops or girls can choose to donate their points towards social causes they care about. For schools/organisations participating in the initiative, EY teams will provide regular insights measuring STEM interest and competence, usage, rewards, and more.

      The EY team are seeking interest from schools and non-profit organisations that work directly with female students aged 13 – 18 years old, to facilitate girls’ participation. There is no cost to either schools/organisations or those downloading the app.

      Click here to express your interest.

      EY STEM App launch for girls


      Articles, videos & podcasts worth checking out:

      It's time to do away with the false dichotomy in maths instruction - written by MAV CEO, Peter Saffin for EducationEQ

      Podcast special: Professor Rich Lehrer on Maths and Science reasoning

      Engaging mathematics activities on directed number

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Check out some of our great resources!

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

      Pre-order for delivery in Term 3, 2022

      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

      Footy Feud! Class Set

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Modifying Your Thinking Classroom for Different Settings

      Maths is Scary

      Maths can be scary!

      Not scary like monsters in the dark scary. Not exactly. But it can give you sweaty palms and make you feel anxious, confused and worried.

      Maths anxiety can have a real impact on learning, but this book can help!

      Discover you're not alone, and pick up some useful tips to help you feel better about maths, in this entertaining picture book created by actual teachers!

      Maths is Scary

      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 

       
       

      Call for option now open for MAV22 Annual Conference!

      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.

      Call for options will close COB Thursday 30 June 2022.

      Early bird registrations here.

      You can read more about the conference and subthemes by visiting the MAV22 Conference website.

      Call for option now open for MAV22 Annual Conference!

       
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      MAV's PL sessions are open and filling as dates approach fast!

      Some sessions have alternative dates to select from to allow you to find a suitable time to attend.

      In other news, registrations for our annual Primary Conference are finally open! This year's theme is 'Quality Teaching' - further details below.

      Make sure you enroll so that you don't miss out on these great opportunities!

      Best wishes,

      Peter Saffin

      CEO

       
         
       

      Professional Learning & Events:

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Student led investigations: MTQ/FLIP

      To find out more about MTQ and FLIP - click here.

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 27th April 2022

      Primary - Thursday 28th April 2022

      MAV Consultants Jen Bowden and Jessica Mount will share their expertise in mentoring students as they complete student led investigations.

      The Maths Talent Quest give students the opportunity to develop and apply their mathematical and or/financial literacy skills in a real-world context. Tips and hints around the cycle of the investigation process will be shared.

      We will also share aspects of financial literacy outline the exciting addition of the Minster of Education’s Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge.

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      SHOOT and SCORE: Engaging students through sport and STEM

      Virtual:

      Wednesday 4th May 2022

       

      MAV, The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! A fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts. In this fast paced and fun workshop we will explore the resources along with the engaging game Maths Hoops!

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at  https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      FLIP: Financial Literacy in Practice through the MTQ

      To find out more about MTQ and FLIP - click here.

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Thursday 5th May 2022

      Primary - Thursday 12th May 2022

      The opportunity for teachers and students to investigate financial contexts is an exciting aspect of this year’s MAV MTQ. But you may be thinking, “Hold on, I don’t know anything about finance!?!” We’ve got you covered with webinars and guiding resources to inspire your and your students’ learning.

      This session is presented by Dr Carly Sawatzki who is a teacher educator and educational researcher at Deakin University. 

      Contact Jennifer Bowden if you have any questions jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

      Learnership - The Skill of Learning (Middle Years)

      Virtual:

      Starts Thursday 17th May and runs until Thursday August 23rd 2022

      The MAV is proud to be partnering with leading educator James Anderson to bring you this unique learning opportunity focusing on 'Learnership' - the skill of learning, with links and practical application directly to the primary mathematics classroom. (For teachers of Year 4 - Year 10)

      This is a series of professional learning modules with 6 online learning modules to be completed, each followed by a live webinar. Group booking discounts are available!

      You are a skillful teacher. But are your students' skillful learners in mathematics?

      Contact Jessica Mount if you have any questions jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 1st June 2022

      Primary - Wednesday 8th June 2022

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They’re designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity.

      In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free! 

      Hosted by MAV Consultant Danijela Draskovic, and Nathan Alison from DLTV.

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

      2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference

      In person event! 

      Day 1 for Leaders - Thursday 9th June 2022

      Day 2 for Teachers - Friday 10th June 2022

      2022 Theme: Quality Teaching. MAV in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Day 1 is for current and emerging mathematics and numeracy leaders, and system leaders. Sessions provide practical advice and tools to lead change in your own school context.

      Day 2 is for primary teachers, regardless of experience. Sessions build confidence and develop professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on environment.

      Any queries contact Peter Saffin psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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

       
         
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      There are many more opportunities outlined below, here are some further highlights:

      1. Our Primary Conference is back for 2022 and the theme for this year is Quality Teaching - registrations to open towards the end of term 1.
      2. VCE PL program bookings are open, registrations close in the next two days for our last Meet the Assessors sessions. 
      3. In collaboration with The Huddle and the NBL, MAV has created GOAL! - free basketball themed lessons for year 3 to 6.

      Have a great week! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      VCE and other Professional Learning 2022: Program dates and registration

      MAV's VCE program bookings are open. 

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Student led investigations: MTQ/FLIP

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 27th April 2022

      Primary - Thursday 28th April 2022

      MAV Consultants Jen Bowden and Jessica Mount will share their expertise in mentoring students as they complete student led investigations.

      The Maths Talent Quest give students the opportunity to develop and apply their mathematical and or/financial literacy skills in a real-world context. Tips and hints around the cycle of the investigation process will be shared.

      We will also share aspects of financial literacy outline the exciting addition of the Minster of Education’s Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge.

      SHOOT and SCORE: Engaging students through sport and STEM 

      Choice of two dates - virtual:

      Wednesday 4th May 2022

      Wednesday 25th May 2022 (repeat webinar)

      MAV, The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! A fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts. In this fast paced and fun workshop we will explore the resources along with the engaging game Maths Hoops!

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at  https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      FLIP: Financial Literacy in Practice through the MTQ

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Thursday 5th May 2022

      Primary - Thursday 12th May 2022

      The opportunity for teachers and students to investigate financial contexts is an exciting aspect of this year’s MAV MTQ. But you may be thinking, “Hold on, I don’t know anything about finance!?!” We’ve got you covered with webinars and guiding resources to inspire your and your students’ learning.

      Dr Carly Sawatzki is a teacher educator and educational researcher at Deakin University. 

      In this presentation, Carly will:

      • Look beyond the money and financial mathematics sub-strand to explore engaging ways to teach about finance within Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics;
      • Suggest ways to connect investigations with other learning area content (like Economics & Business), as well as the general capabilities;
      • Present an easy-to-follow approach to undertaking an investigation; and
      • Share interesting examples of investigations that embed mathematical concepts in financial contexts.

      Learnership - The Skill of Learning (Middle Years)

      Virtual:

      Tuesday 7th May 2022 - Tuesday 23rd August 2022

       The MAV is proud to be partnering with leading educator James Anderson to bring you this unique learning opportunity focusing on 'Learnership' - the skill of learning, with links and practical application directly to the primary mathematics classroom.

      (For teachers of Year 4 to Year 10)

      This is a series of professional learning modules with 6 online learning modules to completed, each followed by a live webinar.

      You are a skilful teacher. But are your students' skilful learners in mathematics?

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Virtual:

      Secondary - Wednesday 1st June 2022

      Primary - Wednesday 8th June 2022

      MAV, in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), have produced a series of engaging coding challenges to be experienced in various platforms. They’re designed to extend your Yr 7 - 10 students and captivate them with problem solving challenges that will require both their intellect and creativity.

      In this workshop, you can experience the challenges for yourself and find out how you can get access for your students for free! 

      Hosted by MAV Consultant Danijela Draskovic, and Nathan Alison from DLTV.

      2022 Primary Mathematics Education Conference

      Location:


      Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne Victoria Melbourne

      Day 1 for Leaders - Thursday 9th June 2022

      Day 2 for Leaders - Friday 10th June 2022

      2022 Theme: Quality Teaching. MAV in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Day 1 is for current and emerging mathematics and numeracy leaders, and system leaders. Sessions provide practical advice and tools to lead change in your own school context.

       

      Day 2 is for primary teachers, regardless of experience. Sessions build confidence and develop professional ability as a mathematics educator in a supportive, hands-on environment.

      For questions regarding VCE PL contact Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

      For questions relating to MTQ22 PL contact jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

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

       
         
       

      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 place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      Latest Jobs:

      Senior Research Fellow and Test Developer - MathematicsACER is seeking s Senior Research Fellow and Test Developer who will work in the Mathematics test development team

      Click here to view current jobs.

      As we start the year 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

      Latest Jobs

       

       
         
       

      New NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6

      GOAL! – FREE BASKETBALL-THEMED STEM LESSONS

      Searching for engaging STEM resources that are easy to implement in the classroom?

      Looking for new ways to captivate students in their learning?

      GOAL! creates fun and unique learning experiences featuring NBL superstars and the game of basketball to capture the minds of students.

      All lesson resources are designed by teachers for teachers in collaboration with MAV and are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

      MAV Educators can get exclusive access to GOAL! by registering their interest at https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au

       New NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6

       

       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2022: Renew or Join now!

      Membership renewals

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! You will have received your reminders so please renew to allow us to continue our work.

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

      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 member community!

      Membership renewals

       


      Thanks for paying your invoices! 

      Please ensure that your school has paid any outstanding invoices for bookings made for events. And please don’t forget to forward remittance advice, which needs to include all invoice numbers you are paying, so that your payment can be allocated correctly.

      Rachel Spinks MAV's Finance Officer has been sending reminders and following up unpaid accounts. We appreciate your support in helping her seek payments, so that we may continue our work.

      If you need support with accounts please contact Rachel at finance@mav.vic.edu.au

      Thanks for paying your invoices!

       

       
         

       

       

      We are very excited to share with you an enhanced Victorian Maths Talent Quest, where students can undertake the Victorian Financial Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Challenge, recently launched by the Minister for Education James Merlino.

      Register your interest and receive up to date information here.

      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

      In 2022 we have enhanced the MTQ to ensure there is more support for students and teachers through:

      • FLIP Challenge Introduction of the Financial Literacy In Practice (FLIP) Challenge, a new partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to include financial literacy as a focus for real world applications of mathematics.
      • Student and Teacher Resources New resource packs to support for teachers and students as they implement the MTQ and work on their investigations focusing on the investigation process and financial literacy.
      • 2022 Victorian Judging Rubric An improved judging rubric that includes financial literacy and a focus on the proficiencies.
      • Professional Learning Online professional leaning series to assist teachers with administration, mentoring investigative approaches and financial literacy.
      • Website An enhanced website with access to all information, resources pack and the FLIP Challenge.
      • Registration Improved registration process to allow you to upload your investigations at the point of registration.

      Register your Interest, check out our new Maths Talent Quest website, view the student and teacher resources packs, register for a webinar and start planning and inspiring your students!

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

      MTQ AND 2022
      FLIP CHALLENGE SPONSOR
      SUPPORTERS
       

      Registrations for the 2022 MAV Games Days will open on the 2nd May 2022

      What better way to enhance your students’ interdisciplinary skills than with a games day?

      A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to:

      • develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile
      • work with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools
      • participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures
      • win prizes and rewards
      • get excited about maths!

      Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

      Teams of 4 students (maximum 2 teams per school) compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

      Teachers also have an opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools, attend a professional learning activity and to inspect displays of teaching resources.

      Maths Games Days are organised and run by host schools and supported by the MAV.

      Check out venues and dates for the 2022 Mathematics Games Days here.

       
         
       

      MAV Early Childhood Committee – expressions of interest due by Wed 31st March

      The expansion of impact in the early childhood sector is part of MAV’s strategic plan 2021 to 2023. As part of this work, the MAV Board has approved the Terms of Reference for establishing of a new early childhood advisory committee.

      The ‘Early Childhood Committee’ will provide advice and recommendations to the Board and staff on key early childhood mathematics education related strategy. This advice will support MAV in implementing strong and grounded strategy, programs, and services including membership for the association to meet early childhood member, educator, and student needs.  MAV aims to grow the membership of early childhood educators and organisations. The Committee will be asked to identify, research, and consider various information, on early childhood education related issues, and to provide advice and potentially recommendations to the Board and staff that represents the wide-ranging views of the group as experts in their field.

      MAV Early Childhood Committee 013 expressions of interest due by Wed 31st March

      MAV is now calling for expressions of interest to join this committee. If early childhood is your passion, and you can provide strategic advice in how MAV can increase impact in this area, please send your Expression of Interest including CV and a statement of reasons for your interest, by Wednesday 31st March. (Send to the CEO as below).

      The Board will appoint the committee from those interested to create a balanced and valuable committee representing various early Childhood sector views.

      To view the Terms of Reference, for more information and to submit expressions of interest contact Peter Saffin, CEO. psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au.


      Other opportunities and news


      Articles worth checking out:

      Sport during school and academic achievement

      Video: Maths activities for directed number


      Primel

      Working with Prime and/special numbers? 

      Like Wordle, players have multiple guesses at a mystery term that gives them hints along the way. Instead of a mystery word, players are challenged to find a five-digit prime number.

      You can play the game here. 


      MGSE Seeking Mathematics Placements for Semester 1 (Term 1 &2)

      We are currently sourcing Mathematics placements for our first and final year teaching students currently undertaking the Master of Teaching – Secondary. We have three placement rounds available, with commencing dates of 21 March and 6 May. If you or your school or interested in mentoring our future superstar Math teachers, please contact the team at placements-secondary@unimelb.edu.au or on 83445095 for further information.


      Monash University Probabilistic Footy-Tipping Competition

      The Monash University Probabilistic Footy-Tipping Competition enables entrants to submit probabilities that teams will win and then be scored accordingly (logarithmically).  Pedagogically, in approximate order of difficulty, this offers issues from numbers between 0 and 1, to logarithm, to probability, to differential calculus (why logarithmic scoring?), to uniqueness of the scoring system.  The relevant competitions (there's also, e.g., a Gaussian competition) are free for all to join, as they have been since inception in the mid-1990s over 25 years ago.


      EY STEM App launch for girls

      Following a successful Global pilot to over 7000 girls in India and the US, the EY Women in Technology team are excited to announce the launch of EY STEM App in Australia and New Zealand!

      This free-to-use mobile app seeks to spark interest, inspire, and empower girls aged 13 to 18 to pursue STEM careers. With an incentivised learning model and content sourced from world-renowned institutions, girls are empowered to take charge of their own learning. Their curiosity and accomplishments are recognised by earning points which can be deemed across a range of rewards. Examples of rewards include digital vouchers that can be spent across leading retailers, mentoring workshops or girls can choose to donate their points towards social causes they care about. For schools/organisations participating in the initiative, EY teams will provide regular insights measuring STEM interest and competence, usage, rewards, and more.

      The EY team are seeking interest from schools and non-profit organisations that work directly with female students aged 13 – 18 years old, to facilitate girls’ participation. There is no cost to either schools/organisations or those downloading the app.

      Click here to express your interest.

      EY STEM App launch for girls

       


       

      2022 Mathematics & Statistics Research Competition

      The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Mathematics and Statistics Research Competition. The competition is open to students from years 5 through to 12 and students may work either individually or in teams on any of the questions in their age category. The competition is completely free to enter and the date for final submission is 10 August 2022.

      If you are interested in taking part, please go to our website where you will be able to register your class/school and gain access to the question booklets and receive updates and announcements. 

      If you want any further information please email the Maths & Stats outreach team on ms-outreach@unimelb.edu.au

      2022 Mathematics & Statistics Research Competition  

      Primary Conference 2022 – Quality Teaching

      Day 1: Leaders day

      Date: Thursday 9 June 2022

      Day 2: Teacher/Educator day

      Date: Friday 10 June 2022

      Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
      (Or virtual if we must!)

      Registration: Will open later in term 1/early term 2. 

      HOLD THE DATE! Our primary mathematics education conference is back, in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTEG). 

      We will be launching very soon! The program is nearly ready - watch this space 

      The University of Melbourne

      Win a free spot at the next Maths Teacher Circles session!

      Enter the draw to win 1 of 2 tickets, valued at $120 each - a special offer for primary, secondary and tertiary educators in the Maths Association of Victoria community.

      Session topic: Questions to Inspire Mathematical Thinking

      Date: Thu 21 April 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM AEST

      Together we will: 

      • Dive into fascinating problems and mathematical ideas. 
      • Uncover what sorts of questions spark curiosity and stimulate mathematical thinking for all learners.
      • Get practical teaching ideas and resources, plus have time to meet with like-mined educators. 

      What better way to head into a new term? Register via this form for your chance to win!  Entries close 5 PM Mon 4 April AEST.

       
         
       

       

      Start the year with some great resources!

      24 GAME Fractions Decimals 96 Card Deck - limited stock! 

      24 Game is an educational math card game sharpening your math skills fun! Game cards are 4"x4" and double-sided.

      Once sold this product is gone - forever.

      24 GAME Integers 96 Card Deck - limited stock!

      24 Game is an educational math card game sharpening your math skills fun! Game cards are 4"x4" and double-sided.

      Once sold this product is gone - forever.

      MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      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.

      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.

      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. 

      Did you miss MAV21 Annual conference? 

      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.


      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! 

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Home 

       
       

      Hold the date for MAV22 Annual Conference!

      Call for options opening soon!

       
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      I hope term 1 is going well for you! We hear that some of the challenges are settling down as schools, teachers and students get into some routines for term 1. I know my own kids have found it big adjustment after two years of disruption- but it's great to see them back on a regular basis.


      Here are my top 4 opportunities from the below newsletter:

      1. VCE PL program bookings are open, some events are completed, but there is still time to enrol.
      2. In Collaboration with The Huddle and the NBL, MAV has produced some fantastic new highly engaging STEM lessons for year 3 to 6 around basketball! Find out how to access these below.
      3. Maths Talent Quest 22 (MTQ) has some new improvements coming, to be released on our website 15th of March. If you've participated in MTQ before, please complete the survey below.
      4. In the article 'Fintech education – meeting students’ interests and needs' released today by Teacher Magazine, Carly Sawatzki, Jill Brown and Peter Saffin ask: ‘In what ways are your students financially active, and how is your school preparing them for informed financial participation?’

      MAV's community survey:

      Don't forget to complete our Community survey. We need your input to help us plan and develop some exciting new services and enhance existing supports. 

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership/2022-MAV-Community-Survey 

      Reach out to us if you need anything – we are here to listen, help and support you. 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      VCE Professional Learning 2022: Program dates and registration

      MAV's VCE program bookings are open.Most events are now Virtual due to COVID.

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      2022 Virtual SAC Workshops: Option2

      A further 3 dates to select from:

      Mathematical  Methods, Further Mathematics & Specialist Mathematics  (8th Mar)

      Mathematical Methods (15th Mar)

      Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics (16th Mar)

       VCE SAC workshops include Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics. The workshops will provide opportunities for VCE teachers to be presented with and discuss possible starting points for SACs.

      2022 Meet the Assessors

      Still face to face late in the term, hoping to stay that way!

      Williamstown (21st Mar)

      Burwood (22nd and 23rd Mar)

      Join the popular Meet the Assessors workshop series over a number of dates! These Professional Learning events will be offered both onsite. Assessors will provide a full analysis of the 2021 examinations highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings. Don't miss out!

      2022 Virtual Meet the Assessors

      Choice of two dates - both virtual:

      Mathematical Methods (29th March)

      Further and Specialist (30th March)

      Join the popular Meet the Assessors workshop series virtually over a number of dates! Assessors will provide a full analysis of the 2021 examinations highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings. Don't miss out!

      For questions contact Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au 

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

       
         
       

      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 place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      Latest Jobs:

      TLI Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist: Secondary Numeracy, Victorian DET - SupportDET is seeking a Secondary Numeracy pedagogy and subject matter expert who will provide small-group learning support to students through remote, online delivery.

      Click here to view current jobs.

      As we start the year 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 

      TLI Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist: Secondary Numeracy, Victorian DET - Suppor

       

       
         
       

      New NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6

      • Free to use!
      • Highly engaging basketball themes
      • STEM focus with Victorian Curriculum coverage

      The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! a fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts.

      Designed by teachers for teachers in partnership with the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), the innovative sport-themed STEM lessons are FREE and easy to implement to years 3-6. Framed using the 5E instructional model and mapped to the Victoria Curriculum, GOAL! lessons can be stand-alone or integrated into learning sequences and are accessible to diverse learners.

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at  https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au 

      New NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6
       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2022: Renew or Join now!

      Membership renewals

      MAV membership renewals are now overdue!! You will have received your reminders so please renew to allow us to continue our work.

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

      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 member community!

      Membership renewals


      All 2021 invoices need to be paid now!

      Thank you those who have paid their invoices, including for the recent annual conference. 

      Please ensure that your school has paid any outstanding invoices for bookings made for events in 2021. And please don’t forget to forward remittance advice, which needs to include all invoice numbers you are paying, so that your payment can be allocated correctly.

      Rachel Spinks MAV's Finance Officer has been sending reminders and following up unpaid accounts. We appreciate your support in helping her seek payments, so that we may continue our work.

      If you need support with accounts please contact Rachel at finance@mav.vic.edu.au

      All 2021 invoices need to be paid now!

       
         

       

       

      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      We are making improvements to the MTQ in 22, with a launch on our website on the 15th of March.

      Our goal is to improve the judging rubric, teacher and support packages (including online webinars) and the judging and awards process.

      We value your feedback, if your school has participated in the MTQ before please complete our survey here.

      Are you considering entering the MTQ for the first time in 2022? Great news! We will have online PL to help you, please contact Jen Bowden: jbowden@mmav.vic.edu.au

      Registration open through the MTQ website on Monday 2nd May  and close Monday 1st August, 2022

      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Complete our MTQ survey here!

       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news

      Video - Finding X: A heartfelt math short film 

      Finding X is an animated short created by Toby Hendy and Cedric Scheerlinck.

      The video is hosted on the Tibees YouTube channel and was made possible by YouTube and Screen Australia's Skip Ahead initiative. 

      Click here to watch


      Teacher Magazine and ACER articles worth a read:

      Fintech education – meeting students’ interests and needs - written by Carly Sawatzki & Jill Brown from Deakin, as well as MAV CEO, Peter Saffin.

      Celebrating Indigenous cultures through STEM and virtual reality - acknowledgment prototype video included.

      Attracting female students to STEM subjects

      A STEM program to develop digital literacy


      Nerdle

      Nerdle is the new maths game inspired by the Wordle. Launched less than a month ago, Nerdle is a daily numbers game designed to make maths more accessible and less intimidating for it's players. Much like Wordle, the game is challenging and fun but also educational.

      You can find the game here.


      Maths in the news

      Maths curriculum’s most pressing conundrum: ‘Inquiry-based learning’ - quote from MAV CEO, Peter Saffin included! 

      Teachers and too much homework contribute to maths anxiety – study

      Cracking the formula: how should Australia be teaching maths under the national curriculum?


      Economics + Mathematics = Financial Capability

      A professional learning series for teachers

      Would you like to boost your knowledge and confidence for teaching mathematics based economics and finance topics in Years 7-10?

      Learn with Deakin University academics, Dr Carly Sawatzki and Dr Jill Brown in 2022.

      Explore hot topics like teenage tap n go; music, entertainment and gaming subscriptions; the real cost of buying now and paying later; and the economics of renewable energy.

      Here's what a teacher who completed the 2021 pilot course had to say: 

      “I've not seen anything like this offered before. So I was curious. I didn't know what I didn't know! This course has given me some of the financial vocabulary and some of the context that I’ve been missing. There are so many new products and services that are vital for students to understand now. Thanks for your engaging presentations and original ideas. I think this is an incredible initiative!”

      Find out more here. MAV members receive a 15% discount – register now to secure your place.

      Economics + Mathematics = Financial Capability

       

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Start the year with some great new resources!

      MAV SACs 2022 Suggested Starting Points - All Studies

      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

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 1

      Children’s story books are a fantastic tool in every early childhood teacher’s toolbox.

      This book takes 12 of the most popular story books for the Foundation – Year 1 age range and provides a number of mathematical activities for students to do based off the story book; for example investigating patterns in Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.

      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 1

      Problem Solving: Money Puzzles Years 4-6

      Part of the Problem-Solving series. This book requires students to not only work out change, but use clues to determine what coins and notes were given in the change.

      Teachers may copy the cards and give to students to work on individually or in groups. Answers and comprehensive teaching notes are provided.

       

       

       

          Problem Solving: Money Puzzles Years 4-6

      Did you miss MAV21 Annual conference? 

      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

      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! 

      https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Home 

       
       

      Hold the date for MAV22 Annual Conference!

      Valuing Mathematics in a changing world. MAV22 Conference

       
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      Welcome back! And a big happy new year from the MAV team. We hope that you enjoyed your well deserved break and are ready to roll in 2022.

      Our thanks to you:

      MAV would like to thank you for all the work you have done in schools and your support as members over 2021. Make sure you check your Common Denominator envelope for a special thank you card including QR Code linking to a special page, designed to thank you!


      2022 is upon us, and unfortunately, we know it starts with a degree of uncertainty. Despite this I know you will again have students’ best interests at heart and push forward knowing that everyday you make a difference.

      We are also learning to live with uncertainty, which creates opportunity for change and innovation. At MAV we have continued to evolve our products and services to new formats, to ensure that we continue to support you and your students in the best way possible.

      In 2022 we will again be flexible to deliver our programs regardless of what happens. And we have some new and exciting opportunities in the pipeline! Stay tuned.

      Here are my top 3 from below:

      1. VCE PL program bookings are open, and are mostly now virtual delivery due to COVID, in order to ensure you stay well and keep working. The last thing MAV wants to do is spread illness through schools at this time.
      2. In Collaboration with The Huddle and the NBL, MAV has produced some fantastic new highly engaging STEM lessons for year 3 to 6 around basketball! Find out how to access these below.
      3. Sign up for Deakin Uni's Financial Literacy program to find out how to implement effective financial literacy programs across your curriculum. 

      Coming soon - MAV's community survey:

      We are about to launch MAV's community survey. It will hit your inbox soon so keep an eye out. We need your input to help us plan and develop some exciting new services and enhance existing supports. Please take the time to respond when you see it come through.

      Stay well and let us know if you need anything – we are here to listen, help and support you.

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      VCE Professional Learning 2022: Program dates and registration

      MAV's VCE program bookings are open. Most events are now Virtual due to COVID.

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      2022 VCE Virtual Mini Conferences

      Choice of two dates - both now virtual:

      11th Feb

      25th Feb

      These full day Virtual VCE mini conference offers 3 streams (1) Mathematical Methods, (2) Specialist Mathematics, (3) Further Mathematics. Morning sessions will comprise of the Meet the Assessors lecture/workshop and the afternoon session the SAC workshop

      2022 Meet the Assessors

      Still face to face late in the term, hoping to stay that way!

      Burwood (22nd and 23rd Mar)

      Williamstown (21st Mar)

      Join the popular Meet the Assessors workshop series over a number of dates! These Professional Learning events will be offered both onsite. Assessors will provide a full analysis of the 2021 examinations highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings. Don't miss out!

      2022 Virtual Meet the Assessors

      Choice of two dates - both virtual:

      Mathematical Methods (29th March)

      Further and Specialist (30th March)

      Join the popular Meet the Assessors workshop series virtually over a number of dates! Assessors will provide a full analysis of the 2021 examinations highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings. Don't miss out!

      2022 Virtual SAC Workshops: Option 1

      2 dates to select from: (formerly Burwood dates)

      Methods (22nd Feb)

      Specialist & Further (23rd Feb)

      VCE SAC workshops include Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics on various dates. The workshops will provide opportunities for VCE teachers to be presented with and discuss possible starting points for SACs.

      2022 Virtual SAC Workshops: Option2

      A further 3 dates to select from:

      Mathematical  Methods, Further Mathematics & Specialist Mathematics  (8th Mar)

      Mathematical Methods (15th Mar)

      Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics (16th Mar)

      VCE SAC workshops include Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics. The workshops will provide opportunities for VCE teachers to be presented with and discuss possible starting points for SACs.

      For questions contact Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au 

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

       
         
       

      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 place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      Current advertised roles:

      • Learning Specialists - Virtual Tutor Workforce

      Post your jobs now.

      As we start the year please post your roles on our 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
       
         
       

      New NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6

      • Free to use!
      • Highly engaging basketball themes
      • STEM focus with Victorian Curriculum coverage

      The Huddle and the National Basketball League (NBL) have partnered to deliver GOAL! a fun and unique learning resource that integrates basketball into the classroom to engage students in STEM concepts.

      Designed by teachers for teachers in partnership with the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), the innovative sport-themed STEM lessons are FREE and easy to implement to years 3-6. Framed using the 5E instructional model and mapped to the Victoria Curriculum, GOAL! lessons can be stand-alone or integrated into learning sequences and are accessible to diverse learners.

      Schools can register expressions of interest to access GOAL! resources at  https://thehuddle.secure.force.com/r/goal

      For enquiries, please contact education@thehuddle.org.au 

      New NBL focused STEM Lessons: Year 3 to 6
       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2022: Renew or Join now!

      Membership renewals

      MAV membership renewals are well under way! You will have received your first reminder.  We hope that you will again support MAV to continue it's work in maths education. 

      Not a member?

      If you or your schools is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. 

      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 

      MAV Membership 2022: Renew or Join now!


      All 2021 invoices need to be paid now!

      Thank you those who have paid their invoices, including for the recent annual conference. 

      Please ensure that your school has paid any outstanding invoices for bookings made for events in 2021. 

      Rachel Spinks MAV's Finance Officer has been sending reminders and following up unpaid accounts. We appreciate your support in helping her seek payments, so that we may continue our work.

      If you need support with accounts please contact Rachel at finance@mav.vic.edu.au 

      All 2021 invoices need to be paid now!
       
         

       

       

      VCE Revision Program now available- for teachers new to teaching VCE or wanting to upgrade their VCE teaching knowledge!

      If you are a teacher who is new to teaching VCE Mathematics (Further, Methods, or Specialist), and are feeling a little under-prepared, look no further! MAV is now making our very successful VCE Revision Program available to teachers! From 15th November 2021 until 9th April 2022, beginner teachers can have access to the complete Unit 3&4 VCE Revision online courses - including videos, notes, quizzes, and more. Created by highly knowledgeable VCAA assessors.

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


      MAV Professional Learning Partnerships 2022

      MAV has a variety of highly experienced consultants who can work with your primary and/or secondary school to create a customised program to build teacher capacity across your school. 

      MAV consultants work as a team, when we work with you, you will always have your consultant as your main contact. You will also have a team of MAV consultants who understanding your school’s requirements and can support you as required.

      We can also contact some “experts” in the field of mathematics education across Australia and utilise their expertise to support your program. There will be uncertainty in PL in schools for the beginning of 2022, we hope to be working face to face with you, but ask you to think flexibly if a virtual PL is required, we have done excellent work in this area!

      To organise a meeting to discuss how we can work with your school email Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 


      Expressions of Interest for development of culturally responsive mathematics resource

      The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) has funding from the Toyota Foundation for a small pilot project to develop two teachers’ resources: one for primary schools, and one for high schools. Each resource will include:

      1. a unit of lesson learning that incorporates Prof. Chris Matthews’ Goompi Model, and First Nations Australian histories and cultures content from the revised Australian Curriculum: Mathematics;
      2. accompanying problem solving tasks for students. 

      The pilot project runs for the duration of 2022.

      ATSIMA is inviting Expressions of Interest from primary and secondary schools in the Mebourne area that are interested in collaborating with ATSIMA on this project. Ideally, your school will have First Nations Australian students enrolled and be based in the Melbourne region.

      Your school’s involvement in the project includes:

      • Identifying two teachers from your school to collaborate with ATSIMA’s Project Manager, Dr Caty Morris
      • One full day workshop with ATSIMA for participating teachers during Term 1 (either Zoom of face-to-face)
      • Collaborating with the Project Manager to develop the draft resources
      • Trialing and evaluating the resource in your school.
      • ATSIMA will provide funding to the participating schools to release teachers for the workshop, plus a further 3 days per teacher to participate in the project during the year.

      Please email your Expression of Interest to catymorris@atsima.org by Monday 21st February

      Expressions of Interest for development of culturally responsive mathematics resource

       

       
         
       

      Other opportunities and news

      Podcast: Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths (Michael Minas)

      Research shows that challenging problem solving tasks have a positive impact on student learning, but there is little evidence on student attitudes towards problem solving when it comes to doing this in the maths classroom. Education consultant Michael Minas works in primary schools to help improve learning in mathematics through professional development, classroom modelling and work with parents. Listen to Michael offer advice on using problem solving approaches. 

      Click here to listen


      Teacher Magazine and ACER articles worth a read:

      Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID - really worth a read!

      The impact of COVID on Year 12s and their teachers

      Student welfare: Secondary educators’ support strategies during COVID-19

      Teachers talk: revealing the lexicon of maths teaching: including link to You tube video.


      SunSmart Victoria - Resource development opportunity (paid per hour)

      SunSmart Victoria are seeking someone familiar with the Victorian mathematics F-10 curriculum to develop some curriculum resources using skin cancer incidence data. We would like resources aimed at Years 7/8 and also 9/10 that are linked to the Victorian curriculum to help staff include skin cancer education across a range of subjects.

      If you are interested, please email Taylah.Wynen@cancervic.org.au for more information and to discuss payment options.
       


      Research Survey: Professional Learning needs with respect to mathematics teaching

      Tell us about your Professional Learning (PL) needs with respect to mathematics teaching, including in the contexts of numeracy across the curriculum and STEM education, for your chance to win a $50 Coles gift voucher*.

      If you currently teach Year Four, Five and/or Six Mathematics in an Australian primary school, please consider taking 15 minutes of your time to answer our survey questions. Your contribution will assist in the design of PL and resource development, which we intend to make available to teachers across Australia.

      By completing our survey, we hope that you will find the opportunity to reflect on your knowledge for teaching mathematics in different contexts helpful, in identifying possible areas of interest for future professional learning.

      The survey will be active/accessible until 9 March 2022.

      Follow the survey link to access further information – after reading this, there is the option to agree to take the survey or exit the project.


       

      Research Survey: Professional Learning needs with respect to mathematics teaching

      Economics + Mathematics = Financial Capability

      A professional learning series for teachers

      Would you like to boost your knowledge and confidence for teaching mathematics based economics and finance topics in Years 7-10?

      Learn with Deakin University academics, Dr Carly Sawatzki and Dr Jill Brown in 2022.

      Explore hot topics like teenage tap n go; music, entertainment and gaming subscriptions; the real cost of buying now and paying later; and the economics of renewable energy.

      Here's what a teacher who completed the 2021 pilot course had to say: 

      “I've not seen anything like this offered before. So I was curious. I didn't know what I didn't know! This course has given me some of the financial vocabulary and some of the context that I’ve been missing. There are so many new products and services that are vital for students to understand now. Thanks for your engaging presentations and original ideas. I think this is an incredible initiative!”

      Find out more here. MAV members receive a 15% discount – register now to secure your place.

       Economics + Mathematics = Financial Capability

      MAV Discussion Paper - Valuing Mathematics in Society

      The MAV Board recently updated the Discussion paper, "Valuing Mathematics in Society: a discussion paper".

      This thought leadership paper elaborates on the selected areas as a discussion starter, identifying areas where together we can advance mathematics education in Victoria for the decades ahead. Further papers that take a deep dive into specific areas will follow over time. This will allow stakeholders to engage in considered debate and action where required.

      The paper was developed with input form various stakeholders across the education sector, and we thank them for their support.

      The paper can be found on our advocacy page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Advocacy 

      Or download here: Click me

      If you have any feedback on this paper, suggested improvements or ideas for MAV to act on please let me know: Peter Saffin, CEO: psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       
         
       

       MAVshop

      Start the year with some great new resources!

      Daily Workouts for Foundation to Year 6

      Develop crucial mental computation skills

      Daily Workouts is an essential and practical resource for teachers, designed to build students’ mental computation skills, develop their learning strategies and support their mathematical understanding. It offers a comprehensive range of activities linked to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, Number and Algebra strand, across all primary year levels.

      This book features over 500 ten-minute activities for primary school students: Lower (Years F–2), Middle (Years 3–4) and Upper (Years 5–6)

       

      Adam Spencer's Maths 101

      Adam Spencer’s Maths 101 is the reassuring maths book companion for parents and their children tackling primary school level maths. If you’ve ever been challenged mathematically, then Adam Spencer is here with this crucial refresher to help you confidently assist your kids learning maths.

      Covering basic maths methods and concepts taught in primary school, Adam breaks the numbers down to their bare bones so parents can not only hit refresh on their own understanding, but also see the clever ways they can bring these lessons to life for their kids. Ordered in easily digestible sections, Adam Spencer’s Maths 101 is presented with hundreds of diagrams, exercises, simple steps and explanations.

      Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics

      Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics provides teachers with a range of original learning sequences focused on the mainstream content of the Australian Curriculum.

      Each sequence has been developed in line with the most recent research into mathematical learning and is designed to have a low floor and high ceiling, with multiple entry points for Years 7-8 students of varying abilities.

      The first task in each sequence activates existing knowledge and creates awareness of the need for new learning, while subsequent tasks consolidate and extend this learning, helping students see the ‘bigger picture’.

      Did you miss MAV21 Annual conference? 

      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.