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    • MATRIX News 26 April 2022

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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 

      Be a part of our member community!

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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.
      calendar rubric register celebrate webinar students pathways teachers

      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

       
         
       

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      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.

      Did you miss MAV21 Annual conference?

       

      Visit MAVshop for more exciting products! 

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