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  • Primary MATRIX News 30 May 2023

     

     

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    We're thrilled to share some exciting updates regarding the Victorian Curriculum F–10 2.0 Mathematics! Recently, the VCAA announced that the revisions to the curriculum will be published for familiarization at the beginning of Term 3, 2023, with implementation scheduled to commence from the beginning of 2024.

    As your membership organisation, MAV is fully committed to supporting your school and teachers throughout the implementation process. We are dedicated to providing a range of professional learning opportunities tailored to enhance teacher capacity.

    Our team of experienced consultants will be available to offer support in planning your school's mathematics and numeracy programs for 2024. We understand the significance of a well-designed curriculum and aim to assist you in creating engaging learning experiences for your students.

    To ensure we offer the best possible support,  take a quick moment to register your interest in MAV's offerings for implementing the new curriculum. Please click on the following link to access the registration form: REGISTER HERE

    The VCAA will provide a comprehensive suite of information sessions, professional learning programs, and supporting resources to aid school leaders, subject heads, and teachers in understanding the changes and adapting their teaching and learning programs accordingly. For more information, please visit the VCAA website.

    We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey alongside your school and teachers. Thank you for your continued support, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

    We are also excited about our upcoming events for teachers and students:


    Additionally, we have opened the call for options for the Annual Conference MAV23. We encourage you to send through your submissions to present and we look forward to sharing further conference updates.

    Have a great week!

    Best Wishes,

    Jen Bowden
    MAV CEO

     
     
     

    2023 Events & Professional Learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    Primary Maths Conference
    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Registrations now open! 

    Leaders Day: 15th June

    Teachers Day: 16th June 

    Venue: In person at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

    Time: 9am to 3.50pm each day 

    Keynotes from: Angela Rogers, Carmel Meseti, Kate Copping and Leonie Anstey

    Registrations here! 

    For more information and to register head to the website

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge


    Registrations for Stage 1 here

    Coding kits are available from 3rd April 2023 and available to access until end of 2023

    This program is available to Government and Non-government schools. However, due to this project being funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, it is only free to government schools in Victoria.

    In stage 1 students will receive a virtual kit with a series of fun and engaging coding tasks. Students will participate in these tasks via a user-friendly online platform – accessible from school or home. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems. These tasks can be conducted either at school or during school holidays, at the student’s pace. Scaffolding and coding resources will be provided in case students need some support along the way. Teachers will also have access to suggested solutions.

    For any further information please contact Danijela Draskovic:

    ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

    Join the waitlist for Yrs 3,4, and 5.

    Registrations for Yr 6 open!

    Book Launch - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2

    Date: Tuesday 6th June 

    Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

    Location: MAV Office, Brunswick

    Each registration receives a complimentary copy of the book! Afternoon tea proudly sponsored by Oxford University Press.

    To celebrate the release of a new book titled, Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F-2 we would like to invite you to a book launch at The Mathematical Association of Victoria’s head office in Brunswick.

    Register here

    Primary Maths Showcase 

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

    For more information contact Dianne Liddell dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Early bird registrations are now open: click here

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University

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

     

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    Book Launch - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2

    To celebrate the release of a new book titled, Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F-2 we would like to invite you to a book launch at The Mathematical Association of Victoria’s head office in Brunswick.  

    Maths Sequences for the Early Years features original learning sequences designed specifically for teachers to use with students in Foundation to Year 2 (ages 5 to 8) and aligned with the content strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The learning sequences focus on problem-solving as the ‘beginning’ of learning and understanding – problem-solving leads to reasoning, then builds understanding, and develops fluency through application. 
     
    Each sequence includes age-appropriate tasks with curriculum links, necessary language, readily available materials and resources, tips for launching the tasks and consolidating the learning, and suggestions for assessment. 

    The event will include:

    • A short brief presentation by the authors outlining the premise of the new book
    • Light refreshments will be served.  
    • Each participant will receive a signed copy of the new book.  

    Presenters: 

    • Ann Downton
    • Sharyn Livy
    • Peter Sullivan.
       

    Also included: Signed copy of book - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2 and Light refreshments sponsored by Oxford University Press.

    Click here to register 

    ook Launch - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Di Liddell: dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au


    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10
    • Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey.
    • More opportunities for school-based investigations and learning  financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    Monday July 31st July 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging.

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    MAV State Award Ceremony.

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

     

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is 018Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education019.

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract Software - Submissions will only be accepted online

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region
    • School wide numeracy improvement.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Di Liddell: dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0404 764 425

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with the MAV Office at office@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     

       

     

     

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Casio Cambridge University Press anzuk education texas Instruments
     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Should We Be Teaching Math The Same Way In 100 Years?

    Place value archery - A zero-prep place value game from Think Square that you can play over and over again!

     
       
     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now! 

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    T2L TV - NEW PRODUCT

    T2L TV is a comprehensive solution to your schools PD needs.  This 12 months subscription offers two different subscription options:

    We have teamed with some of the best names in education to build a streaming platform for easy access to high quality professional development.  Our platform contains a mix of webinars and extremely popular short videos to support teachers improve their daily teaching practice.  

    Presenters include:

    • Rob Vingerhoets - Maths
    • Michael Ymer - Maths
    • Nadia Abdelal - Maths
    • Julie Shepherd - Literacy
    • Sammy Taylor - Literacy
    • Tammy McMillan - Inclusion
    • Dave Vinegrad - Behaviour Management 

    All webinars and videos are recorded and can be watched on-demand at a time that suits you.  Each term we release a new schedule of 15+ webinars to add to the already comprehensive webinar library.

    What is T2L TV? Find out at: https://t2ltv.vhx.tv/featured/videos/t2l-tv-add-take3-1

    T2L TV - NEW PRODUCT

    The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name - NEW PRODUCT

    When Zimdalamashkermishkada starts a new school, he knows he’s got to do something about his long name. 

    When no amount of shrinking, folding or crumpling works, he simply settles for Zim – but deep down, it doesn’t feel right. It’s not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step boldly into his long name. 

    A warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their individuality, and shows how no-one should ever have to shrink themselves down to fit in.

    Winner of the 2022 Children's Book Council of Australia's Award for New Illustrator 
    Selected as the January/February 2023 American Booksellers Association's Kids' Indie Next Title
    2023 Outstanding International Book for USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People)

    The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name - NEW PRODUCT

    Seriously Fun Maths

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

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

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

    Everyone will have serious fun while learning maths!

    Seriously Fun Maths

    Numerous ConneXion - Family Card Set 3

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

    Numerous ConneXion - Family Card Set 3

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

     
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  • Secondary MATRIX News 30 May 2023

     

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    We're thrilled to share some exciting updates regarding the Victorian Curriculum F–10 2.0 Mathematics! Recently, the VCAA announced that the revisions to the curriculum will be published for familiarization at the beginning of Term 3, 2023, with implementation scheduled to commence from the beginning of 2024.

    As your membership organisation, MAV is fully committed to supporting your school and teachers throughout the implementation process. We are dedicated to providing a range of professional learning opportunities tailored to enhance teacher capacity.

    Our team of experienced consultants will be available to offer support in planning your school's mathematics and numeracy programs for 2024. We understand the significance of a well-designed curriculum and aim to assist you in creating engaging learning experiences for your students.

    To ensure we offer the best possible support,  take a quick moment to register your interest in MAV's offerings for implementing the new curriculum. Please click on the following link to access the registration form: REGISTER HERE

    The VCAA will provide a comprehensive suite of information sessions, professional learning programs, and supporting resources to aid school leaders, subject heads, and teachers in understanding the changes and adapting their teaching and learning programs accordingly. For more information, please visit the VCAA website.

    We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey alongside your school and teachers. Thank you for your continued support, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

    We are also excited about our upcoming events for teachers and students:

    Additionally, we have opened the call for options for the Annual Conference MAV23. We encourage you to send through your submissions to present and we look forward to sharing further conference updates.

    Have a great week!

    Best Wishes,

    Jen Bowden
    MAV CEO

     
       
     

    2023 events & professional learning:

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

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge

    Registrations for Stage 1 here

    Coding kits are available from 3rd April 2023 and available to access until end of 2023

    This program is available to Government and Non-government schools. However, due to this project being funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, it is only free to government schools in Victoria.

    In stage 1 students will receive a virtual kit with a series of fun and engaging coding tasks. Students will participate in these tasks via a user-friendly online platform – accessible from school or home. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems. These tasks can be conducted either at school or during school holidays, at the student’s pace. Scaffolding and coding resources will be provided in case students need some support along the way. Teachers will also have access to suggested solutions.

    For any further information please contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 MAV Games Days

    Click here to find venues and dates for 2023 State Wide Games Days 

    Registrations for the 2023 MAV Games Days are NOW OPEN and filling fast!

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    Using the TI-Nspire efficiently in VCE Specialist Maths

    Date: Thursday June 1st 2023

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Venue: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Don’t miss out REGISTRATIONS CLOSE COB today

    Since 2006 students have been permitted to bring their Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) calculator in VCAA Specialist Mathematics Examination 2. Using the CAS calculator effectively and efficiently would certainly be a great benefit to students, particularly in the multiple-choice questions section. This workshop will explore how CAS calculators (both TI-Nspire CAS and ClassPad) can be used to solve some past multiple-choice questions from the VCAA Examination 2. The main focus will be on Vectors, Circular Functions and Complex Numbers.

    2023 Pseudocode in VCE Specialist Mathematics

    Date: Wednesday June 7 2023

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Venue: Virtual 

    Registrations: Here

    The 2023 Study Design introduces pseudocode to the curriculum for Specialist Mathematics.

    The aim of this presentation is to introduce and demystify this concept. Examples relevant to the subject will be presented and explained.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    Careers in STEM for Years 9 - 10

    Date: Wednesday June 21 2023

    Time: 9:15PM – 2:45PM

    Venue: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    FREE event for students in Years 9 to 10

    An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries. Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers

    VECS Virtual Maths Games Day - Years 7-10

    Date: Monday 9th October 

    Time: 9:30AM - 1:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    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 compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. 

    Students will complete virtually against other teams - schools will need to provide a space where students can work in teams of 4 and complete the online challenges. 

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Call for Options & Early bird registrations are now open: click here

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    Careers in STEM

    These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career. Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed.

    Date: Wednesday June 21

    Time: 9:15am – 2:45pm

    Venue: Virtual

    • A virtual event for students in Years 9 to 10
    • An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.
    • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers.

    This event is free for schools to participate in and there is no limit to the number of students a school can register.

    Please register your interest here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CareersinSTEM2023

    Careers in STEM

    An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon then offers students the opportunity to partake in two different STEM related hands-on activities. 

    For more information contact Jess Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-Activities/Careers-in-STEM


    Register for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • FREE registration for new DE Secondary Schools!
    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey. More opportunities for school-based investigations and  learning  in financial capabilities.

    Register for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    Monday July 31st 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging.

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    MAV State Award Ceremony.

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is 018Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education019

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here.

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract SoftwareSubmissions will only be accepted online. 

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region
    • Whole school numeracy improvement.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Current jobs:

    Mathematics Teacher

    Alice Miller School is seeking a skilled and dedicated Mathematics teacher for an immediate or Term 3 2023 start. They are a small, innovative and high-performing secondary school located in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, surrounded by beautiful areas of bushland and irresistible wineries.  We are fully subscribed with about 250 students from Years 7 to 12, with waiting lists for most year levels.

    Mathematics Teacher

    Anzuk Education's Independent and Catholic Schools Team was created in 2015 to assist educators in finding contract or ongoing employment. The school seeks to appoint a passionate and dynamic Mathematics teacher to start in term 3. This is an excellent opportunity for you to motivate and inspire students as part of a hard-working and exceptional faculty.

    Mathematics Teacher - Lowther Hall

    Anzuk Education's Independent and Catholic Schools Team was created in 2015 to assist educators in finding contract or ongoing employment.

    Today they work collaboratively with over 200 Independent and Faith-based Schools throughout Australia. Each member of their team specialises in specific subject and leadership areas. Their team has extensive teaching, educational leadership, and recruitment experience. They are here to support you in every step of your career, from graduate teacher to senior leadership.

    Post Jobs:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with the MAV Office at office@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    A new Handheld Update for the fx-CP400 ClassPad II

    Version 2.01.7002 released April 2023, for the fx-CP400 ClassPad II is now available to download and install!

    Staying up to date with OS updates on your device is critical to the effectiveness of your calculator.

    A new Handheld Update for the fx-CP400 ClassPad II

    Be sure to check your current OS version on your device and update to the latest version. You can find the latest releases for all Casio calculators at casioeducation.com.au/software-emulators, simply select the appropriate download for your device and your computer's operating system.

                                 Casio ClassPad II

     

    For a short video explaining how to solve using previously input user defined functions, click here.

    To create a user defined function, click here.

    Casio Top Tip

     


    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Casio anzuk Texas Instruments Cambridge University Press

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Should We Be Teaching Math The Same Way In 100 Years?

    Emmy Murphy Is a Mathematician Who Finds Beauty in Flexibility

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    MAV 2023 SAC Presentations

    Missed the 2023 SAC presentations?

    Purchase the MAV 2023 SAC Presentations, Recordings & Resources by clicking the link above or by heading to MAVshop.       

     

    MAV 2023 SAC Presentations

    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.

    View video of how to play: Footy Feud - How to Play

    Footy Feud! Class Set

    Games for Maths Games Days: 2023 Edition: 30 Games

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

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

    In this updated 2023 publication, MAV has compiled a selection of favourite Maths game including an addition of four new games, some used in games days. Whether for games days or for general classroom use, the games are a useful tool in engaging all students. 

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

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

    Games for Maths Games Days: 2023 Edition: 30 Games

    Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, High School

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

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

    Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, High School

     

     

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    The start of the school term has been bustling, with registration for student activities, conferences, and webinars underway. We would love to see you at the MAV AGM, RSVPs for MAV's AGM will close on May 15th. We welcome all members to join the meeting and encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible. More information on how to RSVP can be found in the newsletter below.

    We are also excited about our upcoming events for teachers and students:

    Additionally, we have opened the call for options for the Annual Conference MAV23. We encourage you to send through your submissions to present and we look forward to sharing further conference updates.

    Have a great week!

    Best Wishes,

    Jen Bowden
    MAV CEO

     
     
     

    2023 Events & Professional Learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    Primary Maths Conference
    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Registrations now open! 

     Leaders Day: 15th June

    Teachers Day: 16th June 

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

    Keynotes from: Angela Rogers, Carmel Meseti, Kate Copping and Leonie Anstey

    Registrations are open! 

    For more information and to register head to the website

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge


    Registrations for Stage 1 here

    Coding kits are available from 3rd April 2023 and available to access until end of 2023

    This program is available to Government and Non-government schools. However, due to this project being funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, it is only free to government schools in Victoria.

    In stage 1 students will receive a virtual kit with a series of fun and engaging coding tasks. Students will participate in these tasks via a user-friendly online platform – accessible from school or home. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems. These tasks can be conducted either at school or during school holidays, at the student’s pace. Scaffolding and coding resources will be provided in case students need some support along the way. Teachers will also have access to suggested solutions.

    For any further information please contact Danijela Draskovic:

    ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

    Join the waitlist for Yrs 3,4, and 5.

    Registrations for Yr 6 open!

    VCES Virtual Maths Games Day - Years 5/6 

    NOTE: This event is for government schools only and is free to attend.

    Date: Thursday 11th May

    Time: 9:15AM - 2:45PM

    Location: Merbein P-10 College

    Registrations: Here

    The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 5-6 in a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. This will also improve student engagement and ultimately achievement in mathematics by providing access to student enrichment Mathematics Games Days which are not available to them in mainstream learning settings in metro, regional and rural areas.

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    How we run the MTQ in 2023 - Q&A

    Dates:

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Details and invitation to join the meeting will be provided closer to the date of the event. Online session delivered by MAV.

    For any further information please email Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Maths Games Day - Years 5-6 

    NOTE: This event is for government schools only and is free to attend.

    Date: Wednesday 24th May

    Time: 9:15AM - 2:45PM

    Location: Pascoe Vale Girls College

    Registrations: Here

    The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 5-6 in a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. This will also improve student engagement and ultimately achievement in mathematics by providing access to student enrichment Mathematics Games Days which are not available to them in mainstream learning settings in metro, regional and rural areas.

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Friday 26th May 

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Book Launch - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2

    Date: Tuesday 6th June 

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: MAV Office, Brunswick

    To celebrate the release of a new book titled, Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F-2 we would like to invite you to a book launch at The Mathematical Association of Victoria’s head office in Brunswick.

    Register here

    Primary Maths Showcase 

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

    For more information contact Dianne Liddell dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Early bird registrations are now open: click here

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    MAV AGM RSVPs CLOSE MONDAY 15th MAY

    More than an AGM, we welcome members to join us for drinks, to meet staff and the Board and visit the amazing facilities for STEM education at The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club.

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

    • Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
    • Commencing at: Arrive 5.00pm for 5.30pm start.
    • Location: The Huddle @ North Melbourne Football Club. 204-206 Arden Street, North Melbourne, 3051 OR Online.

    All members and interested parties welcome - To RSVP visit the webpage for further details

    MAV AGM RSVPS CLOSE MONDAY 15th MAY

    Book Launch - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2

    To celebrate the release of a new book titled, Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F-2 we would like to invite you to a book launch at The Mathematical Association of Victoria’s head office in Brunswick.  

    Maths Sequences for the Early Years features original learning sequences designed specifically for teachers to use with students in Foundation to Year 2 (ages 5 to 8) and aligned with the content strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The learning sequences focus on problem-solving as the ‘beginning’ of learning and understanding – problem-solving leads to reasoning, then builds understanding, and develops fluency through application. 
     
    Each sequence includes age-appropriate tasks with curriculum links, necessary language, readily available materials and resources, tips for launching the tasks and consolidating the learning, and suggestions for assessment. 

    The event will include:

    • A short brief presentation by the authors outlining the premise of the new book
    • Light refreshments will be served.  
    • Each participant will receive a signed copy of the new book.  

    Presenters: 

    • Ann Downton
    • Sharyn Livy
    • Peter Sullivan.
       

    Also included: Signed copy of book - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2 and Light refreshments 

    Click here to register 

    Book Launch - Exploring Maths Sequences for the Early Years F- 2

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Di Liddell: dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au


    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10
    • Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey.
    • More opportunities for school-based investigations and learning  financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    MTQ Virtual webinars

    Click here to register

    How we run the MTQ in 2023 - Q&A:

    Monday July 31st July 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging

    Thursday 19th October 202

    MAV State Award Ceremony

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    FINAL CALL! Enthusiastic Year 3 – 6 teachers to trial our next GOAL! series

    This time it is football (the round ball) inspired STEM lessons designed by teachers for teachers, in partnership with the Mathematical Association of Victoria, The Huddle and, Melbourne City Football Club.

    The recently developed GOAL! lessons are football (soccer) themed, STEM-focused learning experiences that use the context of football to engage, excite, and extend the thinking and reasoning of students.
    A series of six lessons cultivate students' (and teachers') creativity, design techniques, resilience, and collaboration. These lessons are the second collaboration the MAV has had with The Huddle with the first six basketball-themed lessons engaging over 3, 000 students within the first six months. It’s a hit!
    FINAL CALL! Enthusiastic Year 3 013 6 teachers to trial our next GOAL! series

    To check out the free basketball-themed STEM lessons visit www.thehuddle.org.au/goal. To be a part of the first pilot of our football-themed lessons, contact Dianne Liddell, dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au


    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is 018Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education019

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract Software - Submissions will only be accepted online

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region
    • School wide numeracy improvement.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Di Liddell: dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0404 764 425

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with the MAV Office at office@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     

       

     

     

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    Maths Teacher Circles - exclusive offer to MAV Members

    Join like-minded teachers to uncover inspiring maths ideas, deepen your practice & help your students become stronger mathematical thinkers.

    We believe that maths is beautiful, intriguing and surprising - and that it has the power to change the way you see the world. What’s challenging is to bring maths to life, both within a busy curriculum and in a way that meets the needs of all learners. 

    That’s why we bring teachers together at Maths Teacher Circles, combining fascinating problems, exceptional topics and a welcoming space for sharing ideas and expertise.

    Enrich your teaching. See maths in new ways.

    Our sought-after Circles Membership program is for teachers who:

    • Love maths
    • Are ready to invest in their own learning
    • Want to turn everyday lessons into highly engaging and meaningful maths learning.


    As a Circles Member, you’ll receive:

    New strategies, tools and tasks that you can use across different topics and with all learners
    Ongoing PL featuring Australian and international guest presenters and carefully chosen
    mathematical themes, designed to inspire and enrich your practice
    Regular opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded teachers.

    Maths Teacher Circles - exclusive offer to MAV Members

    Become a Circles Member by Friday 26 May and you’ll also receive our Tool for Turning Everyday Problems Into Incredible Lessons - a practical guide that’s been developed based on the practice of highly experienced primary and secondary maths teachers from across the globe. 

    Use code MEMORABLEMATHS at mathsteachercircles.org/maths to access this special offer that’s exclusively for the MAV community.

     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Coloring by Numbers Reveals Arithmetic Patterns in Fractions

    Video: More maths activities for directed number

     
       
     

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    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now! 

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    Emma Book Set

    Each book has been designed to support students' understanding of number sense, counting, partitioning, place value, fractions, multiplicative thinking and patterns!

    The Emma Book Set includes:

    • Emma's Counting
    • Emma's BIG Counting
    • Emma's Fractions
    • Emma's Grouping
    • Emma's Patterns

    Suitable for children aged 4-10, and the perfect book set for teachers and parents to help develop mathematical understanding in children!

    Emma Book Set

    Ten Delicious Teachers

    An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling and written in a deliciously infectious rhyme with witty and whimsical illustrations.

    Ten very foolish teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK – a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy monsters is waiting… An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling with witty and whimsical illustrations.

    Ten Delicious Teachers

    Lucy in the City

    One night, Lucy the raccoon follows her family out of their den, headed for the best garbage bins in town. Before she knows it, she gets separated from her family. How will she ever find her way back to her family and her cozy den?

    With the help of a friendly owl and his bird’s-eye view, Lucy tunes into the world around her and navigates herself home!

    Reading this book with your children will help them develop their own spatial thinking skills—how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving. Early exposure to spatial concepts can help foster this type of cognitive development in children and boost their math and science learning as they progress through school.

    Lucy in the City

    One Very Big Bear

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

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

    One Very Big Bear

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

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

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

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

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    The start of the school term has been bustling, with registration for student activities, conferences, and webinars underway. We would love to see you at the MV GM, RSVPs for MAV's AGM will close on May 15th. We welcome all members to join the meeting and encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible. More information on how to RSVP can be found in the newsletter below.

    We are also excited about our upcoming events for teachers and students:

    Additionally, we have opened the call for options for the Annual Conference MAV23. We encourage you to send through your submissions to present and we look forward to sharing further conference updates.

    Have a great week!

    Best Wishes,

    Jen Bowden
    MAV CEO

     
       
     

    2023 events & professional learning:

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

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Victorian Coding Challenge

    Registrations for Stage 1 here

    Coding kits are available from 3rd April 2023 and available to access until end of 2023

    This program is available to Government and Non-government schools. However, due to this project being funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, it is only free to government schools in Victoria.

    In stage 1 students will receive a virtual kit with a series of fun and engaging coding tasks. Students will participate in these tasks via a user-friendly online platform – accessible from school or home. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems. These tasks can be conducted either at school or during school holidays, at the student’s pace. Scaffolding and coding resources will be provided in case students need some support along the way. Teachers will also have access to suggested solutions.

    For any further information please contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 MAV Games Days

    Click here to find venues and dates for 2023 State Wide Games Days 

    Registrations for the 2023 MAV Games Days are NOW OPEN and filling fast!

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    VCES Maths Games Day - Years 7-10 

    NOTE: This event is for government schools only and is free to attend.

    Date: Friday 12th May

    Time: 9:15AM - 2:45PM

    Location: Merbein P-10 College

    Registrations: Here

    The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. This will also improve student engagement and ultimately achievement in mathematics by providing access to student enrichment Mathematics Games Days which are not available to them in mainstream learning settings in metro, regional and rural areas.

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    Using the CASIO CLASSPAD efficiently in VCE Mathematical Methods & Specialist Maths

    Date: Tuesday 16th May

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Routine and clever use of the CAS calculator in Mathematics examinations has proved to be advantageous and worth the time and effort in getting to know its workings. Numerous multiple-choice questions and many parts of the extended answer questions benefit from good calculator skills. This hands-on session will get you using the calculator to see just how helpful (or not) it was with questions from previous year’s papers.

    The most efficient methods will be presented and questions where the calculator should be avoided will be pointed out. The featured calculator will be the Casio ClassPad.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    How we run the MTQ in 2023 - Q&A

    Dates:

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Details and invitation to join the meeting will be provided closer to the date of the event. Online session delivered by MAV.

    For any further information please email Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 Networks: General Mathematics - Critical Path Analysis

    Dates:

    • Wednesday 17th May
    • Wednesday 24th May

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    This session will cover content from the Networks module in the General Mathematics course. The focus will be on critical path analysis and crashing networks. We will look at ways to present the content to students as well as tips for answering VCAA examination questions. It will be helpful sessions for those teachers who are new to teaching Networks in the General Mathematics course.

    For any further information please email Jessica Mount: jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    VCES Maths Games Day

     

     

    Dates:

    • Years 7-8: Thursday 25th May 
    • Years 9-10: Friday 26th May

    Time: 9:15AM - 2:45PM

    Location: Pascoe Vale Girls College

    Registrations: Here

    The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. This will also improve student engagement and ultimately achievement in mathematics by providing access to student enrichment Mathematics Games Days which are not available to them in mainstream learning settings in metro, regional and rural areas.

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    Tips and tricks for efficient use of CAS - TI Nspire

    Date: Wednesday May 31st 2023

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Venue: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Students often get to VCE mathematics having never used a CAS calculator before. Or, if they had used it previously, it was for simple calculations which could have been performed on any scientific calculator. Good command of the TI Nspire in VCE can make a significant difference in a student's efficiency, engagement and overall performance in VCE assessments. In this session we will present our suggestions for engaging year 9-11 students in CAS use which will set them up for VCE and give them a great head start.

    For any further information please contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 Pseudocode in VCE Specialist Mathematics

    Date: Wednesday June 7 2023

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Venue: Virtual 

    Registrations: Here

    The 2023 Study Design introduces pseudocode to the curriculum for Specialist Mathematics.

    The aim of this presentation is to introduce and demystify this concept. Examples relevant to the subject will be presented and explained.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    Careers in STEM for Years 9 - 10

    Date: Wednesday June 21 2023

    Time: 9:15PM – 2:45PM

    Venue: EY Australia – 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

    Registrations: Here

    An event for students in Years 9 to 10

    An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries. Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers

    VCES Maths Games Day

    Dates:

    • Year 7-8: Thursday 25th May 
    • Year 9-10: Friday 26th May


    Time: 9:15AM - 2:45PM

    Location: Balwyn High School

    Registrations: Here

    The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. This will also improve student engagement and ultimately achievement in mathematics by providing access to student enrichment Mathematics Games Days which are not available to them in mainstream learning settings in metro, regional and rural areas.

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    VECS Virtual Maths Games Day - Years 7-10

    Date: Monday 9th October 

    Time: 9:30AM - 1:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    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 compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. 

    Students will complete virtually against other teams - schools will need to provide a space where students can work in teams of 4 and complete the online challenges. 

    To register your teams, please email Jessica Mount on jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Early bird registrations are now open: click here

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    MAV AGM REGISTRATION CLOSE MONDAY 15TH MAY

    More than an AGM, we welcome members to join us for drinks, to meet staff and the Board and visit the amazing facilities for STEM education at The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club.

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

    • Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
    • Commencing at: Arrive 5.00pm for 5.30pm start.
    • Location: The Huddle @ North Melbourne Football Club. 204-206 Arden Street, North Melbourne, 3051 OR Online.

    All members and interested parties welcome - To RSVP visit the webpage for further details

    MAV AGM REGISTRATION CLOSE MONDAY 15TH MAY

    Careers in STEM

    These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career. Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed.

    Date: Wednesday June 21.  9:15am – 2:45pm

    Venue: EY Australia – 8 Exhibition St Melbourne

    • An event for students in Years 9 to 10
    • An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.
    • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers.

    Careers in STEM

    An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon then offers students the opportunity to partake in two different STEM related hands-on activities. 

    For more information contact Jess Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-Activities/Careers-in-STEM


    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • FREE registration for new DE Secondary Schools!
    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey. More opportunities for school-based investigations and  learning  in financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    MTQ Virtual webinars

    Click here to register

    How we run the MTQ in 2023 - Q&A:

    Monday July 31st 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    MAV State Award Ceremony

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

    For more information contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au or visit https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/Maths-Talent-Quest


    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is 018Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education019

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here.

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract SoftwareSubmissions will only be accepted online. 

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region
    • Whole school numeracy improvement.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Current jobs:

    Head of Faculty: Mathematics

    Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with Wesley College in the active search and selection for an expert educator to join the College's educational community at the St Kilda campus in Melbourne as the next Head of Faculty for Mathematics.

    Mathematics Teacher

    Anzuk Education's Independent and Catholic Schools Team was created in 2015 to assist educators in finding contract or ongoing employment. The school seeks to appoint a passionate and dynamic Mathematics teacher to start in term 3. This is an excellent opportunity for you to motivate and inspire students as part of a hard-working and exceptional faculty.

    Post Jobs:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with the MAV Office at office@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     

       

     

     

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    A new Handheld Update for the fx-CP400 ClassPad II

    Version 2.01.7002 released April 2023, for the fx-CP400 ClassPad II is now available to download and install!

    Staying up to date with OS updates on your device is critical to the effectiveness of your calculator.

    A new Handheld Update for the fx-CP400 ClassPad II

    Be sure to check your current OS version on your device and update to the latest version. You can find the latest releases for all Casio calculators at casioeducation.com.au/software-emulators, simply select the appropriate download for your device and your computer's operating system.

    ClassPad II Top Tips for Exams #1

     

    ClassPad II Top Tips for Exams #1

    Getting a numerical result for an algebraic calculation? Let’s clear any numerical values previously assigned to variables. 

    If you’re performing an algebraic calculation and are receiving an unexpected numeric output, it’s likely that a numerical value has been previously assigned to one of the variables that you were using.

    • To remedy this, open the edit drop down menu and choose ‘Clear All Variables’ and press ‘Ok’.
    • This won’t delete any on-screen information or user defined functions but will delete any variables or expressions that have had values previously assigned to them.
    • Alternatively, look at what has been defined in your ClassPad by tapping on the ‘Settings’ icon.
    • Tap on ‘Variable Manager’ and then tap the current folder to see its contents.
    • Anything labelled as an expression will be deleted by the ‘Clear All Variables’ command.
    • The variable manager can also be used to delete individual expressions using the ‘Edit’ menu.

    For a short video instruction on how to clear variables, here.

    Download and install the latest OS update at: casioeducation.com.au/software-emulators


    Maths Teacher Circles - exclusive offer to MAV Members

    Join like-minded teachers to uncover inspiring maths ideas, deepen your practice & help your students become stronger mathematical thinkers.

    We believe that maths is beautiful, intriguing and surprising - and that it has the power to change the way you see the world. What’s challenging is to bring maths to life, both within a busy curriculum and in a way that meets the needs of all learners. 

    That’s why we bring teachers together at Maths Teacher Circles, combining fascinating problems, exceptional topics and a welcoming space for sharing ideas and expertise.

    Enrich your teaching. See maths in new ways.

    Our sought-after Circles Membership program is for teachers who:

    • Love maths
    • Are ready to invest in their own learning
    • Want to turn everyday lessons into highly engaging and meaningful maths learning.

    As a Circles Member, you’ll receive:

    • New strategies, tools and tasks that you can use across different topics and with all learners
    • Ongoing PL featuring Australian and international guest presenters and carefully chosen
    • mathematical themes, designed to inspire and enrich your practice
    • Regular opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded teachers.
    Maths Teacher Circles - exclusive offer to MAV Members

    Become a Circles Member by Friday 26 May and you’ll also receive our Tool for Turning Everyday Problems Into Incredible Lessons - a practical guide that’s been developed based on the practice of highly experienced primary and secondary maths teachers from across the globe. 

    Use code MEMORABLEMATHS at mathsteachercircles.org/maths to access this special offer that’s exclusively for the MAV community.


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Coloring by Numbers Reveals Arithmetic Patterns in Fractions

    Bringing the lofty ideas of pure math down to earth

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    MAV 2023 Meet the Assessors Presentations

    Missed the 2023 Meet the Assessors Workshops?

    Purchase the MAV 2023 Meet the Assessors Presentations, Recordings, Resources & MAV Solutions to the 2023 VCAA Sample Exams by clicking the link above or by heading to MAVshop.       

     

    MAV 2023 Meet the Assessors Presentations

    MAV 2023 SAC Presentations

    Missed the 2023 SAC presentations?

    Purchase the MAV 2023 SAC Presentations, Recordings & Resources by clicking the link above or by heading to MAVshop.       

     

    MAV 2023 SAC Presentations

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

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

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 2

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

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 2

     

     

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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 things to consider:

    • 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 1 May.
    • Primary Mathematics 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. 
    • Call for Options & early bird registrations for MAV23 are now open! We need all the sessions we can get to prepare the best program possible - see the newsletter below for a link to more information.

    Lastly, MAV AGM nominations have now closed but don't forget that RSVPs are open for members to attend our AGM next month, there are further details below. 

    Best Wishes,

    Jen Bowden
    MAV CEO

     
     
     

    Term 1 Magazine and Journals now available! 

    Common Denominator Magazine

    Free for all!

    Read now.

    Prime Number

    Primary Journal,

    Member login required.

    Vinculum

    Secondary educator Journal.

    Member login required.

    Common Denominator Magazine Prime Number Vinculum

    2023 Events & Professional Learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Registrations now open! 

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

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

    Registrations are open! 

    For more information and to register head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase 

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

    For more information contact Dianne Liddell dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Early bird registrations are now open: click here

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University

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

     

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    MAV AGM

    More than an AGM, we welcome members to join us for drinks, to meet staff and the Board and visit the amazing facilities for STEM education at The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club.

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

    • Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
    • Commencing at: Arrive 5.00pm for 5.30pm start.
    • Location: The Huddle @ North Melbourne Football Club. 204-206 Arden Street, North Melbourne, 3051 OR Online.

    All members and interested parties welcome - To RSVP visit the webpage for further details

    MAV AGM


    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10
    • Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey.
    • More opportunities for school-based investigations and learning  financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    Monday July 31st July 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging.

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    MAV State Award Ceremony.

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    WANTED! Enthusiastic Year 3 – 6 teachers to trial our next GOAL! series

    This time it is football (the round ball) inspired STEM lessons designed by teachers for teachers, in partnership with the Mathematical Association of Victoria, The Huddle and, Melbourne City Football Club.

    The recently developed GOAL! lessons are football (soccer) themed, STEM-focused learning experiences that use the context of football to engage, excite, and extend the thinking and reasoning of students.
    A series of six lessons cultivate students' (and teachers') creativity, design techniques, resilience, and collaboration. These lessons are the second collaboration the MAV has had with The Huddle with the first six basketball-themed lessons engaging over 3, 000 students within the first six months. It’s a hit!

    WANTED! Enthusiastic Year 3 013 6 teachers to trial our next GOAL! series

    To check out the free basketball-themed STEM lessons visit www.thehuddle.org.au/goal. To be a part of the first pilot of our football-themed lessons, contact Dianne Liddell, dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au


    MAV23 Annual Conference

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract Software - Submissions will only be accepted online

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

     

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Di Liddell: dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0404 764 425

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 

     

     

       

     

     

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    youcubed - Improving mathematical learning

    Discover the latest approaches to teaching and learning with Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams from Stanford University! Recent scientific evidence shows that there is a better way to learn, lead and live, and we'll explore what that means for educators. Join us for a professional development session that will provide strategies, supports, and tools to help students develop positive mathematics identities and feel a sense of belonging in STEM. We'll delve into multidimensional teaching methods that provide access to all students through low floor high ceiling tasks, teaching big ideas and connections. You'll leave with practical ideas for fostering positive math identities and growth mindsets in your students. Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate with other educators and bring new approaches to your classroom!

    There are two dates available:

    • Thursday 3 August: 09:00-16:00
    • Friday 4 August: 09:30-16:30

    Location: The Goods Shed, 200 Lydiard St Nth, Soldiers Hill 3350

    More information and to register: https://earthed.vic.edu.au/youcubed/

     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    AMSI MathsTalk - Assessment Insights and Ideas with Nadia

    Video: More maths activities for directed number

     
       
     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now! 

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    Maths Sequences for the Early Years F-2; Challenging to Reason Mathematically - NEW PRODUCT

    Maths Sequences for the Early Years features original learning sequences designed specifically for teachers to use with students in Foundation to Year 2 (ages 5 to 8) and aligned with the content strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The learning sequences focus on problem-solving as the ‘beginning’ of learning and understanding – problem-solving leads to reasoning, then builds understanding, and develops fluency through application.

    Each sequence includes age-appropriate tasks with curriculum links, necessary language, readily available materials and resources, tips for launching the tasks and consolidating the learning, and suggestions for assessment.

    Maths Sequences for the Early Years F-2; Challenging to Reason Mathematicall

    Snappy Math...The mathematical matching game - Class Set

    Class Set of 7 decks

    The mathematical adaptation of 'Spot it'. Each pair of cards has exactly one mathematical match. Be snappy, the first to find it scores a point.

    This fast-paced game will help

    • Improve fluency and flexibility with numbers
    • Promote multiplicative thinking
    • Develop spatial reasoning
    • Expose students to different representations of fractions
    • Create discussion about shape properties
    • Deck contains 31 game cards plus links to other online games and resources.

    Snappy Math...The mathematical matching game - Class Set

    Footy Feud!

    WHAT IS FOOTY FEUD!?

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

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

    4 cards in the deck allow stealing or score multiplication.

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

    Footy Feud!

    How Many Jelly Beans

    How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can t decide. Is 10 enough? How about 1,000? That s a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it s only two or three a day. This giant picture book offers kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with 10, each page shows more and more colourful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise - ONE MILLION JELLY BEANS! With bright illustrations and an irresistible extra-large format, How Many Jelly Beans? makes learning about big numbers absolutely scrumptious!

    How Many Jelly Beans

    ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

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

    ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons


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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 things to consider:

    • 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 1 May.
    • Our Careers in STEM event for years 9-10 is happening in June - more details can be found below. 
    • Call for Options & early bird registrations for MAV23 are now open! We need all the sessions we can get to prepare the best program possible - see the newsletter below for a link to more information.

    Lastly, MAV AGM nominations have now closed but don't forget that RSVPs are open for members to attend our AGM next month, there are further details below. 

    Best Wishes,

    Jen Bowden
    MAV CEO

     
       
     

    Term 1 Magazine and Journals now available! 

    Common Denominator Magazine

    Free for all!

    Read now.

    Prime Number

    Primary Journal.

    Member login required.

    Vinculum

    Secondary educator Journal.

    Member login required.

    Common Denominator Magazine Prime Number Vinculum

    2023 events & professional learning:

    Thank you to all teachers who participated in our Term 1 PL events. Thank you also to those who complete the feedback surveys. Based on feedback from these surveys we have produced a Term 2 PL program to meet your needs.

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    Using the TI-Nspire efficiently in VCE Mathematical Methods

    Date: Tuesday 2nd May 2023

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    This session will focus on use of TI Nspire as a powerful teaching and learning tool. There are several aspects and functionality of the TI Nspire CAS technology that are underutilised both by students and teachers in the Mathematical Methods course. This session will help teachers pick up skills that can in turn help their students respond better to Exam 2 questions and SAC's. The session will also bring out aspects of TI Nspire that can be used for new topics / areas included in the Mathematical Methods course including pseudo-code.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 Networks: General Mathematics - Undirected & Flow Networks

    Date: Wednesday 10th May 2023

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    This session will cover content from the Networks module in the General Mathematics course. The focus will be on undirected networks: Euler & Hamilton as well as maximum flow/minimum cut content. We will look at ways to present the content to students as well as tips for answering VCAA examination questions. It will be helpful sessions for those teachers who are new to teaching Networks in the General Mathematics course.

    For any further information please email Jessica Mount: jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 Pseudocode in VCE Mathematical Methods

    Date: Thursday 11th May 2023

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    The 2023 Study Design introduces pseudocode to the curriculum for Mathematical Methods.

    The aim of this presentation is to introduce and demystify this concept. Examples relevant to the subject will be presented and explained.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    Using the CASIO CLASSPAD efficiently in VCE Mathematical Methods & Specialist Maths

    Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Routine and clever use of the CAS calculator in Mathematics examinations has proved to be advantageous and worth the time and effort in getting to know its workings. Numerous multiple-choice questions and many parts of the extended answer questions benefit from good calculator skills. This hands-on session will get you using the calculator to see just how helpful (or not) it was with questions from previous year’s papers.

    The most efficient methods will be presented and questions where the calculator should be avoided will be pointed out. The featured calculator will be the Casio ClassPad.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 Networks: General Mathematics - Critical Path Analysis

    Date: Wednesday 17th May 2023

    Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

    Location: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    This session will cover content from the Networks module in the General Mathematics course. The focus will be on critical path analysis and crashing networks. We will look at ways to present the content to students as well as tips for answering VCAA examination questions. It will be helpful sessions for those teachers who are new to teaching Networks in the General Mathematics course.

    For any further information please email Jessica Mount: jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12 

    Registrations now open! (Closing soon)

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, Dr Carly Sawatzki, Thomas Moore, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for secondary school teachers.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Tips and tricks for efficient use of CAS - TI Nspire

    Date: Wednesday May 31st 2023

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Venue: Virtual

    Registrations: Here

    Students often get to VCE mathematics having never used a CAS calculator before. Or, if they had used it previously, it was for simple calculations which could have been performed on any scientific calculator. Good command of the TI Nspire in VCE can make a significant difference in a student's efficiency, engagement and overall performance in VCE assessments. In this session we will present our suggestions for engaging year 9-11 students in CAS use which will set them up for VCE and give them a great head start.

    For any further information please contact Danijela Draskovic: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

    2023 Pseudocode in VCE Specialist Mathematics

    Date: Wednesday June 7 2023

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Venue: Virtual 

    Registrations: Here

    The 2023 Study Design introduces pseudocode to the curriculum for Specialist Mathematics.

    The aim of this presentation is to introduce and demystify this concept. Examples relevant to the subject will be presented and explained.

    For any further information please email Helen Haralambous: hharalambous@mav.vic.edu.au

    Careers in STEM for Year 9 - 10

    Date: Wednesday June 21 2023

    Time: 9:15PM – 2:45PM

    Venue: EY Australia – 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

    Registrations: Here

    An event for students in Years 9 to 10

    An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries. Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Early bird registrations are now open: click here

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    MAV AGM

    More than an AGM, we welcome members to join us for drinks, to meet staff and the Board and visit the amazing facilities for STEM education at The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club.

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

    • Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
    • Commencing at: Arrive 5.00pm for 5.30pm start.
    • Location: The Huddle @ North Melbourne Football Club. 204-206 Arden Street, North Melbourne, 3051 OR Online.

    All members and interested parties welcome - To RSVP visit the webpage for further details

    MAV AGM

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • FREE registration for new DET Secondary Schools!
    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey. More opportunities for school-based investigations and  learning  in financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    Monday July 31st 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging.

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    MAV State Award Ceremony.

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV23 Annual Conference

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here.

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract SoftwareSubmissions will only be accepted online. 

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Careers in STEM

    These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career. Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. 

    Date: Wednesday June 21-  9:15am – 2:45pm

    Venue: EY Australia – 8 Exhibition St Melbourne

    • An event for students in Years 9 to 10
    • An opportunity to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.
    • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers.
    Careers in STEM

    An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon then offers students the opportunity to partake in two different STEM related hands-on activities. Click here to register.


    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Current jobs: Head of Faculty: Mathematics

    Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with Wesley College in the active search and selection for an expert educator to join the College's educational community at the St Kilda campus in Melbourne as the next Head of Faculty for Mathematics.

    Post Jobs:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    youcubed - Improving mathematical learning

    Discover the latest approaches to teaching and learning with Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams from Stanford University! Recent scientific evidence shows that there is a better way to learn, lead and live, and we'll explore what that means for educators. Join us for a professional development session that will provide strategies, supports, and tools to help students develop positive mathematics identities and feel a sense of belonging in STEM. We'll delve into multidimensional teaching methods that provide access to all students through low floor high ceiling tasks, teaching big ideas and connections. You'll leave with practical ideas for fostering positive math identities and growth mindsets in your students. Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate with other educators and bring new approaches to your classroom!

    There are two dates available:

    • Thursday 3 August: 09:00-16:00
    • Friday 4 August: 09:30-16:30

    Location: The Goods Shed, 200 Lydiard St Nth, Soldiers Hill 3350

    More information and to register: https://earthed.vic.edu.au/youcubed/


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    AMSI MathsTalk - Assessment Insights and Ideas with Nadia

    Students as digital leaders to support technology integration

    The Joy of Why - How Can Some Infinities Be Bigger Than Others?

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand. That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days Unlimited access until end of November 2023! Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now!

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    MAV 2023 Meet the Assessors Presentations

    Missed the 2023 Meet the Assessors Workshops?

    Purchase the MAV 2023 Meet the Assessors Presentations, Recordings, Resources & MAV Solutions to the 2023 VCAA Sample Exams by clicking the link above or by heading to MAVshop.       

     

    MAV 2023 Meet the Assessors Presentations

    MAV 2023 SAC Presentations

    Missed the 2023 SAC presentations?

    Purchase the MAV 2023 SAC Presentations, Recordings & Resources by clicking the link above or by heading to MAVshop.       

     

    MAV 2023 SAC Presentations

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

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

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students

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


    The problems and tasks are based on the topic and concept areas studied in the upper middle curriculum with extra task to allow challenge, application and extension of ideas. Solving the problems requires each student to seek information beyond the classroom, modifying their thinking and being prepared to use and think of new approaches in unfamiliar situations. 

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

    Understanding Year 11 Maths - Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2

    This book has been divided into nine major topics which forms the complete the UNITS 1 & 2 MATHEMATICAL METHODS COURSE for students in Year 11 according to the VCE Course of Study. Students, teachers and coaches and tutors can be confident that this book thoroughly summarises the work in the current Study Design.

    Understanding Year 11 Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 presents clear definitions, formulae and ideas for each topic which is then supported by comprehensive examples and qualified by fully worked solutions. A full set of Review Exercises linked to the text then provides students with the opportunity to consolidate the skills covered in the text.

    Understanding Year 11 Maths - Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2

     

     

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    As a result of Peter Saffin’s appointment to the Academy of Teaching and Leadership, the MAV board underwent an intensive recruitment drive for MAVs next CEO.

    I am very pleased to announce that Jennifer Bowden has been announced as the next CEO of MAV.

    Many of you will already know Jen as she has been a part of the MAV team for 15 years and has been involved in many of MAV’s activities and programs as well as heading up the consultancy team working with schools.

    We are thrilled to have such a passionate educator and advocate for Mathematics education step into the role. Whilst Peter’s will be very big shoes to fill, Jen will have the advantage of wearing heels and I look forward to working with her to continue the work of MAV into the future.

    Best Wishes,

    Kerryn Sanford 
    MAV President

     
     
     

    2023 Events & Professional Learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Registrations now open! 

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

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

    Registrations are open! 

    For more information and to register head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase 

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023 For more information contact Dianne Liddell dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date!

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10
    • Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey.
    • More opportunities for school-based investigations and learning  financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

    Registrations  Open now - register your school!
    Investigations

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

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    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!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV23 - 018Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract Software - Submissions will only be accepted online

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Di Liddell: dliddell@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0404 764 425

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news 


    Research opportunity for primary school teachers

    Are you a teacher of primary school students in Australia? If so, Deakin University researchers would like to hear from you – and you can go into a draw to win one of five $50 gift vouchers.

    What is this about?

    In collaboration with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom), researchers from Deakin University are conducting a study to understand food, nutrition and sustainability education in primary schools. Even if you don’t teach this, we would still like to hear from you. Please find the study advertisement attached.

    How can you participate?

    Complete a voluntary, anonymous 15 minute survey about your thoughts and experiences regarding food, nutrition and sustainability education at your school. Visit http://www.redcap.link/foodeducation for more information and to complete the survey. Please note that our organisation will not have access to your survey responses or individual data.

    This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (reference number: HEAG-H 127_2022)


    youcubed - Improving mathematical learning

    Discover the latest approaches to teaching and learning with Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams from Stanford University! Recent scientific evidence shows that there is a better way to learn, lead and live, and we'll explore what that means for educators. Join us for a professional development session that will provide strategies, supports, and tools to help students develop positive mathematics identities and feel a sense of belonging in STEM. We'll delve into multidimensional teaching methods that provide access to all students through low floor high ceiling tasks, teaching big ideas and connections. You'll leave with practical ideas for fostering positive math identities and growth mindsets in your students. Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate with other educators and bring new approaches to your classroom!

    There are two dates available:

    • Thursday 3 August: 09:00-16:00
    • Friday 4 August: 09:30-16:30

    Location: The Goods Shed, 200 Lydiard St Nth, Soldiers Hill 3350

    More information and to register: https://earthed.vic.edu.au/youcubed/


    ACARA calling on feedback from all Maths Educators

    ACARA is encouraging all Maths educators to have a say/provide feedback on the following two programs, initiatives, priorities. The Australian Government Department of Education would like input from program users, including current teachers, policy makers, parents and students.

    There is a consultation underway on a refresh of Australia’s National Science and Research Priorities and National Science Statement. Feedback is being sought on national science challenges and future priorities. To have your say on what these should be, please visit https://consult.industry.gov.au/sciencepriorities1. This consultation closes on 31 March 2023.

    There is also a review underway on Diversity in STEM. As part of the review, the independent expert panel has worked with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources on a ‘dialogue starter’ paper. This paper poses questions to encourage Australians to think about what it means to study and work in STEM. The panel is inviting contributions from a broad range of participants in STEM, by 11 April 2023 at consult.industry.gov.au/diversityinstem1.

     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Expert Q&A: Continuity of learning in the early years

    Coloring by Numbers Reveals Arithmetic Patterns in Fractions

    US teens say they have new proof for 2,000-year-old mathematical theorem

     
       
     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

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    Snappy Math...The mathematical matching game - Class Set

    Class Set of 7 decks

    The mathematical adaptation of 'Spot it'. Each pair of cards has exactly one mathematical match. Be snappy, the first to find it scores a point.

    This fast-paced game will help

    • Improve fluency and flexibility with numbers
    • Promote multiplicative thinking
    • Develop spatial reasoning
    • Expose students to different representations of fractions
    • Create discussion about shape properties
    • Deck contains 31 game cards plus links to other online games and resources.

    Snappy Math...The mathematical matching game - Class Set

    A Remainder of One

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

    A Remainder of One

    The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

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

    Suggested reading age 4+

    The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

    Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-2

    Select the right task, at the right time, for the right phase of learning. How can you best help K-2 students to become assessment-capable visible learners in mathematics?

    This book answers that question by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics instruction. Walk in the shoes of K-2 teachers as they mix and match strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that it's not only what works, but when.
    A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage the most effective teaching practices at the most effective times to meet the surface, deep, and transfer learning needs of every young student.

    Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-2

    Embedding Formative Assessment - Practical Techniques for F-12 Classrooms

    Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions, but putting it into practice requires both a robust collection of techniques and an understanding of how to use them. In Embedding Formative Assessment, authors Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy deliver a clear, practical guide for teachers, centred on five key strategies for improving teacher practice and student achievement:

    • Clarifying, sharing and understanding learning intentions and success criteria
    • Engineering productive discussion and activities that elicit evidence of learning
    • Providing feedback that moves learners forward
    • Activating students as learning resources for each other
    • Activating students as owners of their own learning.

    Then, for each strategy, the authors provide an overview of the strategy and a number of very practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in F–12 classrooms. Along with guidance on when and how to use the specific techniques, they provide tips, cautions and enhancements to sustain formative assessment. A student reflection form, peer observation form and self-reflection checklist accompany each strategy.

    Embedding Formative Assessment - Practical Techniques for F-12 Classrooms


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  • Secondary MATRIX News 28 March 2023

     

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    As a result of Peter Saffin’s appointment to the Academy of Teaching and Leadership, the MAV board underwent an intensive recruitment drive for MAVs next CEO.

    I am very pleased to announce that Jennifer Bowden has been announced as the next CEO of MAV.

    Many of you will already know Jen as she has been a part of the MAV team for 15 years and has been involved in many of MAV’s activities and programs as well as heading up the consultancy team working with schools.

    We are thrilled to have such a passionate educator and advocate for Mathematics education step into the role. Whilst Peter’s will be very big shoes to fill, Jen will have the advantage of wearing heels and I look forward to working with her to continue the work of MAV into the future.

    Best Wishes,

    Kerryn Sanford 
    MAV President

     
       
     

    2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

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    MAV Regional Conference P - 12 

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, Dr Carly Sawatzki, Thomas Moore, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for secondary school teachers.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Monday 26th - Fri 30th June 2023

    Venue: CYC City Camp

    MAV has been successful in again receiving funding to run the Maths camp in 2023. The 2023 camp will be a face-to-face event. Student applications are now open.

    2023 Applications here

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

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date! 

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    What's new in 2023?

    • FREE registration for new DET Secondary Schools!
    • Self-paced Learning Management System for students and teachers to guide your MTQ and FLIP journey. More opportunities for school-based investigations and  learning  in financial capabilities.

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge

    Download the flyer here

    Important dates:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV23 - Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education

    The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 60th Annual Conference (MAV23) from Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2023.  The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’.

    Join us at MAV23 to explore how we raise the bar and improve our approaches to lead improvement in student, school, and system outcomes.

    To register and for more information for MAV23 click here.

    MAV23 Call for Options Open!

    MAV23 Call for Options are now open and will close on Friday 30 June 2023 and this year we have a new reviewing software - Oxford Abstract Software.  

    Click here to access the Call for Options via Oxford Abstract SoftwareSubmissions will only be accepted online. 

    MAV23 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages

    MAV is currently developing sponsorship and exhibition packages which will be available in term 2.  If interested, please email jdiamond@mav.vic.edu.au.  

    Please note: This year MAV23 his will be an in-person conference only.


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV membership 2023

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Maths camp-regional Year 10 - Registrations now open! 

    Exciting news! There are still places available for the Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students, set to take place in June 2023 in the CBD. This week-long program is designed to allow your students to work in small groups, explore industry problems, and develop their 21st-century skills with daily mentoring from mathematicians and industry representatives.

    We're looking for 24 exceptional students to join us for this unforgettable experience during the first week of the Term 2 school holidays. The free program includes accommodation, meals, programmed activities, and access to industry representatives and mentors. And the best part? Your students will get to present their findings to industry partners, guests, and parents at the end of the week.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to learn from experts in the field, gain hands-on experience, and showcase their talents. Encourage your students to apply now and participate in this incredible event. We can't wait to see what this year's students will achieve!

    Who can apply: Students from Regional Victoria. Victorian Regions and Regional Cities.

    2023 dates: Monday 26th June -  Friday 30th June

    Location: CYC City Camp

    Applications: https://forms.gle/CHejR3TwpWxhJUA78

    The maths camp is funded by the Victorian Department of Education through the Strategic Partnership Program.

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    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post Jobs:

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

    MAV Employment hub

    Any problems please get in touch with Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

     

     

       

     

     

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    ACARA calling on feedback from all Maths Educators

    ACARA is encouraging all Maths educators to have a say/provide feedback on the following two programs, initiatives, priorities. The Australian Government Department of Education would like input from program users, including current teachers, policy makers, parents and students.

    There is a consultation underway on a refresh of Australia’s National Science and Research Priorities and National Science Statement. Feedback is being sought on national science challenges and future priorities. To have your say on what these should be, please visit https://consult.industry.gov.au/sciencepriorities1. This consultation closes on 31 March 2023.

    There is also a review underway on Diversity in STEM. As part of the review, the independent expert panel has worked with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources on a ‘dialogue starter’ paper. This paper poses questions to encourage Australians to think about what it means to study and work in STEM. The panel is inviting contributions from a broad range of participants in STEM, by 11 April 2023 at consult.industry.gov.au/diversityinstem1.


    youcubed - Improving mathematical learning

    Discover the latest approaches to teaching and learning with Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams from Stanford University! Recent scientific evidence shows that there is a better way to learn, lead and live, and we'll explore what that means for educators. Join us for a professional development session that will provide strategies, supports, and tools to help students develop positive mathematics identities and feel a sense of belonging in STEM. We'll delve into multidimensional teaching methods that provide access to all students through low floor high ceiling tasks, teaching big ideas and connections. You'll leave with practical ideas for fostering positive math identities and growth mindsets in your students. Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate with other educators and bring new approaches to your classroom!

    There are two dates available:

    • Thursday 3 August: 09:00-16:00
    • Friday 4 August: 09:30-16:30

    Location: The Goods Shed, 200 Lydiard St Nth, Soldiers Hill 3350

    More information and to register: https://earthed.vic.edu.au/youcubed/


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Is There Math Beyond the Equal Sign?

    Coloring by Numbers Reveals Arithmetic Patterns in Fractions

     
       

     

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    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    MAV SACs 2023 Suggested Starting Points - General Maths

    The MAV 2023 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 2023 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 General Maths (previously referred to as Further Mathematics).

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

    MAV SACs 2023 Suggested Starting Points - General Maths

    Games for Maths Games Days

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

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

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

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

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

    Games for Maths Games Days

    Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

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

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

    Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students - Number, provides introductory lesson tasks and offers enrichment and extension activities for higher achieving upper primary and lower secondary students to work above and beyond the normal mathematics curriculum and develop their higher-order thinking skills.

    Each book contains three sections: the first takes a scaffolded approach with three levels of instruction; the second encourages students to think broadly to solve open-ended problems, recognising that any such problem has more than one possible answer; and the third presents general word problems to build on and reinforce the link between literacy and problem solving. Detailed solutions are included.

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

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

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

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

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

     

     

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    Big news! I would like to welcome our newest member to the MAV team. Di Liddell is joining the team as a Primary Education Consultant and will be working closely with Jen Bowden. Di has previously worked as a contractor for MAV, and is a skilled educator with experience in school improvement and leadership, the latest pedagogies, project management, resources development, and much more. Di holds a Masters of Education from the University of Melbourne and has worked in various STEM and mathematics leadership roles in schools, and has run her own consultancy. Di brings valuable experience to the team, and we welcome her!

    This is my last newsletter as CEO! It's been a great ride and hope to see many of you at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership where I will now be based. I look forward to continuing to support educators across the state!

    Have a great week!

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    Term 1 Magazine and Journals now available!

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

    Common Denominator Magazine

    Free for all!

    Read now.

    Prime Number

    Primary Journal,

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    Vinculum

    Secondary educator Journal.

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    2023 Events & Professional Learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Save the date!

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

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

    Registrations open soon!

    For more information head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

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

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date!

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge!

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge!

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    Important dates:

    Registrations

    Open now - register your school!

    Investigations

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

    Monday July 31st July 2023

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

    Monday 14th – 21nd August 2023

    Online state judging

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    MAV State Award Ceremony

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due!

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
     
     

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    Would your school like to host one of our two annual regional conferences for teachers of years F to 10?

    MAV IS STILL OPEN FOR EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS - WE NEED ONE MORE LOCATION!

    Our team will work closely with the host school to design a program that addresses their local context and needs. The host school will provide the venue and collaborate with MAV on the logistics, such as setup and catering. Our experienced presenters will lead the sessions, and local teachers are also invited to share their expertise.

    For maximum impact, it's ideal if surrounding schools can coordinate and attend together. We aim to have a minimum of 100 participants for a valuable and productive experience, and participants must pay a registration fee to cover the costs. Some regions even align their professional development days to allow all staff to attend for a whole-school Maths-focused experience that combines learning and networking.

    Previous conferences have been held in Warrnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, and Sale. Don't miss the chance to bring top-notch Maths education to your school through this exciting opportunity!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
     
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Latest job:

    Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist Role

    An exciting and unique opportunity exists to join the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) as part of an innovative Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist workforce. This role is one of a number of open positions and will be located in Virtual Schools Victoria.

    MAV Employment hub

    Post a job:

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

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

     
     
     

    Other opportunities and news


    Maths300 Professional Learning - Online Workshops!

    AAMT are excited to announce that they have revised and relaunched our teacher professional learning on Maths300, their highly regarded suite of tools and resources to help teachers create engaging and investigative mathematics lessons.

    They are running two professional learning sessions this term, delving into a range of Maths300 activities and exploring how to get the most out of this enriching pedagogical tool.

    At just $49 and one hour long, each PL session is perfect for teachers who are short on time, but want to gain new insights and techniques to engage students in meaningful, accessible and challenging mathematics.

    Primary workshop:

    • Date: 28th March 2023
    • Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm AEDT)
    • Registrations: click here
    Maths 300

    If you don't yet have a Maths300 subscription, you can still take part in the PL, or if you are interested in arranging a Maths300 PL for your school or faculty. Write to us at maths300@aamt.edu.au and we can assist.


    Looking for a unique, fun-filled maths incursion?

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

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

    • Lots of fun and highly engaging
    • Encourages team building and cooperation
    • Packed with great maths challenges and puzzles
    • Great for maths problem-solving and reasoning skills
    • Fully aligned to the curriculum
    • Easy to organise – we come to you and do all of the hard work


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

    The Amazing Maths Race
    To make a booking or to find out more, please contact us today. Visit: www.felstead.com.au
     
     
     

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    MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10 for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    One Very Big Bear

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

    One Very Big Bear

    Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

    Find the clues and lift the flaps on this mathematical mystery!

    Join Molly as she ventures into a curious world where nothing is quite as it seems... A trail of clues lead from scene to scene, presenting Molly with a number of challenges. But who is leaving the clues and where will they lead?

    This interactive mystery shows maths isn't just about numbers and sums - its about imagination! An explorative and creative approach to the sometimes daunting topic of maths.

    This brilliantly created book shows maths isn't just about numbers and sums... it's also about using your imagination, making sense of the world, and making seemingly impossible things possible!

    Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

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

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

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

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

    A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

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

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

    A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

    Problem Solving; Symbols and Number Puzzles

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

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

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

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

    Problem Solving; Symbols and Number Puzzles


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    Big news! I would like to welcome our newest member to the MAV team. Di Liddell is joining the team as a Primary Education Consultant and will be working closely with Jen Bowden. Di has previously worked as a contractor for MAV, and is a skilled educator with experience in school improvement and leadership, the latest pedagogies, project management, resources development, and much more. Di holds a Masters of Education from the University of Melbourne and has worked in various STEM and mathematics leadership roles in schools, and has run her own consultancy. Di brings valuable experience to the team, and we welcome her!

    This is my last newsletter as CEO! It's been a great ride and hope to see many of you at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership where I will now be based. I look forward to continuing to support educators across the state!

    Have a great week! 

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    Term 1 Magazine and Journals now available! 

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

    Common Denominator Magazine


    Free for all!

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    Secondary educator Journal.

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    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    Meet the Assessors - Williamstown (Methods, Specialist and General)

    In Person: Monday 20th March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Williamstown High School

    In this workshop series, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations.

    Presenters:

    • Allason McNamara
    • Rod Watson
    • Dianne Frost
    • James Mott
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Rob Vermay

    Meet the Assessors - Burwood (Specialist and General)

    In Person: Wednesday 22nd March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC)

    In this workshop series, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The presenters will give a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, identifying important misconceptions and student replies, and making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Dianne Frost
    • Geoffrey Menon
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Rob Vermay

    Meet the Assessors - Burwood (Maths Methods)

    In Person: Monday 27th March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC)

    In this workshop, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The presenters will give a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, highlighting student responses and significant misunderstandings while also making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Anthony Joy
    • Allason McNamara

    Meet the Assessors (Maths Methods)

    Location: Virtual Learning Session

    Date: Tuesday 28th March 2023
    Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

    In this workshop, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The speakers will provide a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings while also making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Cathy Devlyn
    • Allason McNamara

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12 

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Location: St Francis of the Fields, Strathfieldsaye

    Join us at the upcoming regional conference for primary and secondary teachers hosted by St Francis Of The Fields - Strathfieldsaye, in the Bendigo Region.

    This conference explores the latest research, insights and strategies to build a balanced and challenging mathematics classroom. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, including including keynote by Dr James Russo, MAV Education Consultants and special guests, this conference promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees.

    Any questions, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students

    Registrations now open!

    Date: Monday 26th - Fri 30th June 2023

    Venue: Melbourne CBD (TBC)

    MAV has been successful in again receiving funding to run the Maths camp in 2023. The 2023 camp will be a face-to-face event. Student applications are now open.

    2023 Applications here

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

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date! 

    Delivery: MAV23 will be be an in-person event this year

    Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora

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

    The theme for MAV23 Annual Conference is ‘Aiming High - Continual improvement in mathematics education’, to ensure continual improvement in mathematics education, we need to aim high!

    MAV23 synopsis will be available 1st August 2023


    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge!

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    Important dates:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Maths camp-regional Year 10 - Registrations now open! 

    In June 2023, the successful Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students will be held face-to-face in the CBD. 24 students will be selected via application to participate in a week-long program during the first week of Term 2 school holidays. The camp is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work in small groups, explore industry problems and develop their 21st century skills. Each industry partner will provide students with a project investigation and daily mentoring by mathematicians and industry representatives.

    The week will culminate in students presenting their findings to industry partners, guests, and parents. The program is free and includes accommodation, meals, programmed activities, and access to industry representatives and mentors.

    Who can apply: Students from Regional Victoria. Victorian Regions and Regional Cities.

    2023 dates: Monday 26th June -  Friday 30th June

    Applications: https://forms.gle/CHejR3TwpWxhJUA78

    The maths camp is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnership Program. Victorian Department of Education and Training

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    Would your school like to host one of our two annual regional conferences for teachers of years F to 10?

    MAV IS STILL OPEN FOR EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS - WE NEED ONE MORE LOCATION!

    Our team will work closely with the host school to design a program that addresses their local context and needs. The host school will provide the venue and collaborate with MAV on the logistics, such as setup and catering. Our experienced presenters will lead the sessions, and local teachers are also invited to share their expertise.

    For maximum impact, it's ideal if surrounding schools can coordinate and attend together. We aim to have a minimum of 100 participants for a valuable and productive experience, and participants must pay a registration fee to cover the costs. Some regions even align their professional development days to allow all staff to attend for a whole-school Maths-focused experience that combines learning and networking.

    Previous conferences have been held in Warrnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, and Sale. Don't miss the chance to bring top-notch Maths education to your school through this exciting opportunity!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Latest jobs:

    Teacher - Junior Maths Specialist Year 7

    Clonard College in Geelong has an exciting Teaching position available. This position will be part of their Year 7 team, which is reimagining how our students learn.

    Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist Role

    An exciting and unique opportunity exists to join the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) as part of an innovative Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist workforce. This role is one of a number of open positions and will be located in Virtual Schools Victoria.

    MAV Employment hub

    Post Jobs:

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

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

     
       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    Maths300: New PL Workshops!

    AAMT are excited to announce that they have revised and relaunched our teacher professional learning on Maths300, their highly regarded suite of tools and resources to help teachers create engaging and investigative mathematics lessons. 

    They are running two professional learning sessions this term, delving into a range of Maths300 activities and exploring how to get the most out of this enriching pedagogical tool.

    At just $49 and one hour long, each PL session is perfect for teachers who are short on time, but want to gain new insights and techniques to engage students in meaningful, accessible and challenging mathematics. 

    Secondary workshop:

    • Date: 29th March 2023
    • Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm AEDT
    • Registrations: click here
    Maths300: New PL Workshops!

    If you don't yet have a Maths300 subscription, you can still take part in the PL, or if you are interested in arranging a Maths300 PL for your school or faculty. Write to us at maths300@aamt.edu.au and we can assist.


    Climate Classrooms Workshop

    Climate Classrooms is a joint initiative of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. It aims to help teachers to teach concepts in climate science along with the core Australian secondary curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

    Registrations are open to participate in an in-person, one-day professional development workshop bringing together Victorian STEM high school teachers and climate scientists. The workshop is run by the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub (MCCCRH) and CLEX.

    Please note, applications close at 5:00 pm on Friday 10 March 2023  


    Looking for a unique, fun-filled maths incursion? 

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

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

    • Lots of fun and highly engaging
    • Encourages team building and cooperation
    • Packed with great maths challenges and puzzles
    • Great for maths problem-solving and reasoning skills
    • Fully aligned to the curriculum
    • Easy to organise – we come to you and do all of the hard work

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

    The Amazing Maths Race


    To make a booking or to find out more, please contact us today. Visit: www.felstead.com.au


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Supporting teachers as financial educators

    AMSI MathsTalk: Great, easy and flexible classroom activities

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

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    MAV SACs 2023 Suggested Starting Points - General Maths

    The MAV 2023 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 2023 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 General Maths (previously referred to as Further Mathematics).

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

    MAV SACs 2023 Suggested Starting Points - General Maths

    Understanding Year 11 Maths - Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2

    This book has been divided into nine major topics which forms the complete the UNITS 1 & 2 MATHEMATICAL METHODS COURSE for students in Year 11 according to the VCE Course of Study. Students, teachers and coaches and tutors can be confident that this book thoroughly summarises the work in the current Study Design.

    Understanding Year 11 Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 presents clear definitions, formulae and ideas for each topic which is then supported by comprehensive examples and qualified by fully worked solutions. A full set of Review Exercises linked to the text then provides students with the opportunity to consolidate the skills covered in the text.

    Understanding Year 11 Maths - Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

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

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

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

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

    Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12

    Teachers often find it difficult to implement lessons that help students go beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. In fact, institutional norms and habits that permeate all classrooms can actually be enabling "non-thinking" student behaviour. Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur.

    Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12

     

     

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    I hope this newsletter finds you well and you are all settling into the 2023 school year. As the year progresses, we are pleased that our events are off to a great start. We have many more exciting events planned in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates and announcements.

    MAV consultants have returned to working in schools this term, helping with planning, school improvement and working in teaching and learning. If you'd like to book some time to work with our consultants, you can find more info below or by heading to in-school consulting page. 

    Have a great week! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    2023 Events & Professional Learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Save the date!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    More information available early 2023.

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Save the date!

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

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

    Registrations open soon!

    For more information head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase 

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

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

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date!

    Location: TBC

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

    For details about MAV23 annual conference


    2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    Important dates:

    Registrations  Open now - register your school!
    Investigations

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

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    Would your school like to host one of our two annual regional conferences for teachers of years F to 10?

    MAV IS STILL OPEN FOR EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS - WE NEED ONE MORE LOCATION!

    Our team will work closely with the host school to design a program that addresses their local context and needs. The host school will provide the venue and collaborate with MAV on the logistics, such as setup and catering. Our experienced presenters will lead the sessions, and local teachers are also invited to share their expertise.

    For maximum impact, it's ideal if surrounding schools can coordinate and attend together. We aim to have a minimum of 100 participants for a valuable and productive experience, and participants must pay a registration fee to cover the costs. Some regions even align their professional development days to allow all staff to attend for a whole-school Maths-focused experience that combines learning and networking.

    Previous conferences have been held in Warrnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, and Sale. Don't miss the chance to bring top-notch Maths education to your school through this exciting opportunity!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!


    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Latest job:

    Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist Role

    An exciting and unique opportunity exists to join the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) as part of an innovative Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist workforce. This role is one of a number of open positions and will be located in Virtual Schools Victoria.

    MAV Employment hub

    Post a job:

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

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

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news 


    Looking for a unique, fun-filled maths incursion?

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

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

    • Lots of fun and highly engaging
    • Encourages team building and cooperation
    • Packed with great maths challenges and puzzles
    • Great for maths problem-solving and reasoning skills
    • Fully aligned to the curriculum
    • Easy to organise – we come to you and do all of the hard work


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

    The Amazing Maths Race

    To make a booking or to find out more, please contact us today. Visit: www.felstead.com.au

    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools: bringing real-world STEM to your classroom

    Are you looking for a way to bring real-world STEM into your classroom and boost your students’ STEM skills knowledge and confidence? Look no further! CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools program has been connecting scientists, mathematicians, technologists, and engineers with classrooms for 15 years.

    The program matches school teachers with volunteer STEM professionals to create ongoing partnerships, bringing real-life applications and career possibilities to the classroom. And the best part? Its free and available nationwide, thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Education.

    Want to learn more and join the program? Check out the STEM Professionals in Schools website and read this CSIRO blog to hear from current participants.

    Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for you and your students!

    CSIRO

    CSIRO also have have an online initiative starting on 20 March specifically to partner teachers in regional VIC with a STEM professional. 

    Online industry partnership for teachers in regional Victoria:

    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools has a free, online initiative commencing in March to connect teachers in regional Victorian schools with industry STEM professionals. The initiative consists of a series of 3 x 45 minute online webinars aimed to help partnerships get started, and to plan and evaluate activities:

    • Webinar 1 [Monday 20 March, 4pm] - Introduction of STEM professionals and teachers. After this session, STEM professionals will be partnered with a teacher. 
    • Webinar 2 [Monday 3 April, 4pm]  -  Development and planning of a partnership activity.  
    • Webinar 3 [Monday 8 May, 4pm]  - Sharing and evaluating an activity. 

    Teachers have the opportunity to meet with their STEM professionals via phone or web conferencing between each of the webinars for introductions and planning of their activity. This initiative requires less than 5 hours of teacher’s time over the 6-week period (inclusive of the 3 webinars). It is expected that partnerships will continue beyond this initial period. 

    For more information and to register, contact Maria Barrett via email (mbarrett@csiro.au) or phone (07 3833 5930).

     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    The Research Files Episode 79: Improving students’ financial education

    Numberless math’ gets kids thinking about and visualizing algebra

    How ChatGPT will impact the future of education

    Teaching AI advanced mathematical reasoning

    School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students

    Designing playable video games with primary students

     
       
     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now! 

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    The Great Divide

    "In this crafty story of a cross-country race, numerical division accounts for the narrowing of the field. . . . All lessons should be this gratifying." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

    "Bang!" goes the gun. The race is on.

    Eighty racers explode from the starting gate, determined to win The Great Divide. They surge ahead, rushing toward—OH NO!—the wide hungry mouth of a grand canyon that claims half the racers. And this is only the beginning. More dangers lie ahead, waiting to divide the group once, twice, three times, and more. Will there be anyone left to cross the finish line?

    The Great Divide

    Mathematics Assessment for Learning: Rich Tasks & Work Samples (3rd Edition)

    This book provides a range of rich assessment tasks in mathematics, for years Prep to 8, in Number, Space and Measurement, Chance and Data; samples of real students' work, across a broad range of grade levels and performance; and general and specific scoring rubrics, to provide a structure against which student work samples can be assessed.

    Mathematics Assessment for Learning: Rich Tasks & Work Samples (3rd Edition)

    A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 1

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

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

    A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 1

    Developing Teaching Expertise

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

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

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

    Developing Teaching Expertise

    Problem Solving: Word Problems with Counters

    Part of the Problem Solving Series, Problem Solving Word Problems with Counters includes a series of reproducible cards that may be projected onto a screen or printed out onto card or paper and limited. All students need are some red, blue, green and yellow counters to solve the problems. Some sample modelled solutions are provided as well as comprehensive solutions.

    Problem Solving: Word Problems with Counters


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    I hope this newsletter finds you well and you are all settling into the 2023 school year. As the year progresses, we are pleased that our events are off to a great start! If you haven't had a chance to attend one of our VCE events, don't worry, you can still enrol - further details can be found below or by heading to our events page.  We have many more exciting events planned in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates and announcements.

    MAV consultants have returned to working in schools this term, helping with planning, school improvement and working in teaching and learning. If you'd like to book some time to work with our consultants, you can find more info below or by heading to in-school consulting page. 

    Have a great week! 

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    Virtual SAC Workshop (various dates)

    All virtual sessions

    Specialist Maths: Tuesday 7th March 

    Maths Methods: Wednesday 8th March 

    General Maths: Thursday 9th March

    In this Virtual SAC workshop, VCE teachers will be presented with starting points and provided with opportunities to discuss their students' possible starting points for SACs.

    Participants will be provided with a selection of Application, and Modelling, and Problem-Solving Tasks as suggested SAC starting points for the study of workshop choice. The process of developing appropriate tasks, including criteria mapping and the inclusion of technology, will be discussed with specific reference to the sample tasks.

    Meet the Assessors - Williamstown (Methods, Specialist and General)

    In Person: Monday 20th March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Williamstown High School

    In this workshop series, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations.

    Presenters:

    • Allason McNamara
    • Rod Watson
    • Dianne Frost
    • James Mott
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Rob Vermay

    Meet the Assessors - Burwood (Specialist and General)

    In Person: Wednesday 22nd March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC)

    In this workshop series, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The presenters will give a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, identifying important misconceptions and student replies, and making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Dianne Frost
    • Geoffrey Menon
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Rob Vermay

    Meet the Assessors - Burwood (Maths Methods)

    In Person: Monday 27th March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC)

    In this workshop, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The presenters will give a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, highlighting student responses and significant misunderstandings while also making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Anthony Joy
    • Allason McNamara

    Meet the Assessors (Maths Methods)

    Location: Virtual Learning Session

    Date: Tuesday 28th March 2023
    Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

    In this workshop, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The speakers will provide a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings while also making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Cathy Devlyn
    • Allason McNamara

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12 

    Save the date!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    More information coming soon.

     

    Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students

    Date: Monday 26th - Fri 30th June 2023

    Venue: Melbourne CBD (TBC)

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

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

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date! 

    Location: TBC

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

    For details about MAV23 annual conference

    2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge!

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    Important dates:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    Would your school like to host one of our two annual regional conferences for teachers of years F to 10?

    MAV IS STILL OPEN FOR EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS - WE NEED ONE MORE LOCATION!

    Our team will work closely with the host school to design a program that addresses their local context and needs. The host school will provide the venue and collaborate with MAV on the logistics, such as setup and catering. Our experienced presenters will lead the sessions, and local teachers are also invited to share their expertise.

    For maximum impact, it's ideal if surrounding schools can coordinate and attend together. We aim to have a minimum of 100 participants for a valuable and productive experience, and participants must pay a registration fee to cover the costs. Some regions even align their professional development days to allow all staff to attend for a whole-school Maths-focused experience that combines learning and networking.

    Previous conferences have been held in Warrnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, and Sale. Don't miss the chance to bring top-notch Maths education to your school through this exciting opportunity!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!


    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Latest job:

    Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist Role

    An exciting and unique opportunity exists to join the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) as part of an innovative Virtual Tutor Learning Specialist workforce. This role is one of a number of open positions and will be located in Virtual Schools Victoria.

    MAV Employment hub

    Post Jobs:

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

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

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    Looking for a unique, fun-filled maths incursion? 

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

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

    • Lots of fun and highly engaging
    • Encourages team building and cooperation
    • Packed with great maths challenges and puzzles
    • Great for maths problem-solving and reasoning skills
    • Fully aligned to the curriculum
    • Easy to organise – we come to you and do all of the hard work

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

    The Amazing Maths Race


    To make a booking or to find out more, please contact us today. Visit: www.felstead.com.au


    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools: bringing real-world STEM to your classroom

    Are you looking for a way to bring real-world STEM into your classroom and boost your students’ STEM skills knowledge and confidence? Look no further! CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools program has been connecting scientists, mathematicians, technologists, and engineers with classrooms for 15 years.

    The program matches school teachers with volunteer STEM professionals to create ongoing partnerships, bringing real-life applications and career possibilities to the classroom. And the best part? Its free and available nationwide, thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Education.

    Want to learn more and join the program? Check out the STEM Professionals in Schools website and read this CSIRO blog to hear from current participants.

    Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for you and your students!

    CSIRO

    CSIRO also have have an online initiative starting on 20 March specifically to partner teachers in regional VIC with a STEM professional. 

    Online industry partnership for teachers in regional Victoria

    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools has a free, online initiative commencing in March to connect teachers in regional Victorian schools with industry STEM professionals. The initiative consists of a series of 3 x 45 minute online webinars aimed to help partnerships get started, and to plan and evaluate activities:

    • Webinar 1 [Monday 20 March, 4pm] - Introduction of STEM professionals and teachers. After this session, STEM professionals will be partnered with a teacher. 
    • Webinar 2 [Monday 3 April, 4pm]  -  Development and planning of a partnership activity.  
    • Webinar 3 [Monday 8 May, 4pm]  - Sharing and evaluating an activity. 

    Teachers have the opportunity to meet with their STEM professionals via phone or web conferencing between each of the webinars for introductions and planning of their activity. This initiative requires less than 5 hours of teacher’s time over the 6-week period (inclusive of the 3 webinars). It is expected that partnerships will continue beyond this initial period. 

    For more information and to register, contact Maria Barrett via email (mbarrett@csiro.au) or phone (07 3833 5930).


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    The Research Files Episode 79: Improving students’ financial education

    Numberless math’ gets kids thinking about and visualizing algebra

    How ChatGPT will impact the future of education

    Teaching AI advanced mathematical reasoning

    School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    MAV Solutions 2022 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

    Ensure students prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV solutions to the 2022 VCAA Examinations 1 & 2 for Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Each solution set features: fully worked solutions for all sections, advice on solution processes and permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

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

    MAV Solutions 2022 VCAA Exams - All Studies - Online Resource

    MAV SACs 2023 Suggested Starting Points - General Maths

    The MAV 2023 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 2023 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 General Maths (previously referred to as Further Mathematics).

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

    MAV SACs 2023 Suggested Starting Points - General Maths

    MAV 2023 Trial Exam Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

    PRE-ORDER FOR DELIVERY IN TERM 3 2023

    Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, General (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 2023 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

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

    MAV 2023 Trial Exam Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

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

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students:

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

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

    Badges - In Lots of 100

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

     

    Badges - In Lots of 100

     

     

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    As we begin another year, we would like to extend a warm welcome back to you all. We hope you had a restful and relaxing break and have settled into term 1 well.

    With mixed emotions, I will be moving on from MAV to a new opportunity in March.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this role and all the challenge and opportunity it has brought my way, and am proud to have been involved in leading MAV and its dedicated staff to expand impact, support and programs for you all. It has been a great job, and probably the favourite of my career!  

    I am resigning to take on the role of COO (Chief Operating Officer) at The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, and this will allow me to continue to work in the education and contribute further. MAV is now searching for it's next CEO, and the position is advertised here, please share! https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub 

    On a positive note, we are excited to announce the official launch of our new online Maths Educator Community. Our testing group is currently in, and we can't wait for everyone to join and start connecting, sharing, and learning together. This platform is an excellent opportunity for us to unite as a community, even when apart. Keep an eye out for more info on joining the community later in the term.

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

    Have a great week! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Save the date!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    More information available early 2023.

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Save the date!

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

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

    Registrations open during late term 1 2023

    For more information head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase 

    Save the date!

    Virtual: 8th September 2023 For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date!

    Location: TBC

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

    For details about MAV23 annual conference

    023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge

    Register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    Important dates:

    Registrations  Open now - register your school!
    Investigations

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

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Our 2023 membership renewals are due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    MAV now accepting expressions of interest for schools to host one of our two annual regional conferences for teachers of years F to 10.

    WE NEED ONE MORE LOCATION!

    Our team will work closely with the host school to design a program that addresses their local context and needs. The host school will provide the venue and collaborate with MAV on the logistics, such as setup and catering. Our experienced presenters will lead the sessions, and local teachers are also invited to share their expertise.

    For maximum impact, it's ideal if surrounding schools can coordinate and attend together. We aim to have a minimum of 100 participants for a valuable and productive experience, and participants must pay a registration fee to cover the costs. Some regions even align their professional development days to allow all staff to attend for a whole-school Maths-focused experience that combines learning and networking.

    Previous conferences have been held in Warrnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, and Sale. Don't miss the chance to bring top-notch Maths education to your school through this exciting opportunity!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.


    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Latest job: MAV CEO

    Reporting to and working with the Board, the Chief Executive Officer key responsibilities include identifying and delivering income generation opportunities, collaborating with others to promote advocacy through active communication and engagement, representing MAV and its members on various committees and panels, securing and maintaining funding, and managing the organisational resources to ensure best practice business management and governance including financial and HR policies, processes and procedures.

    MAV Employment hub

    Post a job:

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

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

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news 


    Town Squared 

    Get ready for the global launch of Town Squared! Available for download on iPad, Mac and PC starting mid-February for schools and families. Teachers and parents who piloted the game in 2022 praised its engaging puzzle approach and student excitement.

    Town Squared have just published our library of resources, which has been made absolutely FREE for educators and families.

    Simply head to https://library.townsquaredgame.com

    Find comprehensive maths resources for educators and parents, including refreshers on topics, explanations of concepts, teaching strategies, and support for at-home learning. Their resources are created by subject experts, researchers, and learning designers and also feature relevant external links to support a maths-anxious child.

    Town Squared
    The team from Town Squared are already visiting schools around the country to discuss how Town Squared might help with some of your challenges and to demonstrate the software in preparation of the launch. Please visit https://www.townsquaredgame.com/school-contact to to get in touch and they will contact you to set up a time to meet!

    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools: bringing real-world STEM to your classroom

    Are you looking for a way to bring real-world STEM into your classroom and boost your students’ STEM skills knowledge and confidence? Look no further! CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools program has been connecting scientists, mathematicians, technologists, and engineers with classrooms for 15 years.

    The program matches school teachers with volunteer STEM professionals to create ongoing partnerships, bringing real-life applications and career possibilities to the classroom. And the best part? Its free and available nationwide, thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Education.

    Want to learn more and join the program? Check out the STEM Professionals in Schools website and read this CSIRO blog to hear from current participants.

    Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for you and your students!

    CSIRO

    CSIRO also have have an online initiative starting on 20 March specifically to partner teachers in regional VIC with a STEM professional. 

    Online industry partnership for teachers in regional Victoria:

    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools has a free, online initiative commencing in March to connect teachers in regional Victorian schools with industry STEM professionals. The initiative consists of a series of 3 x 45 minute online webinars aimed to help partnerships get started, and to plan and evaluate activities:

    • Webinar 1 [Monday 20 March, 4pm] - Introduction of STEM professionals and teachers. After this session, STEM professionals will be partnered with a teacher. 
    • Webinar 2 [Monday 3 April, 4pm]  -  Development and planning of a partnership activity.  
    • Webinar 3 [Monday 8 May, 4pm]  - Sharing and evaluating an activity. 

    Teachers have the opportunity to meet with their STEM professionals via phone or web conferencing between each of the webinars for introductions and planning of their activity. This initiative requires less than 5 hours of teacher’s time over the 6-week period (inclusive of the 3 webinars). It is expected that partnerships will continue beyond this initial period. 

    For more information and to register, contact Maria Barrett via email (mbarrett@csiro.au) or phone (07 3833 5930).


    Yoshinori Shimizu to deliver 2023 David Clarke Memorial Lecture

    In this talk, Yoshi Shimizu shares an unknown origin of the Learner's Perspective Study which started with his participation in the TVS as a consultant, followed by his reflections on the development of the LPS community of the researchers led by David Clarke. The Learner's Perspective Study was designed with the aspiration of providing complementary accounts to the findings of other classroom studies, such as TVS, of complex social settings called classrooms by providing and analysing rich data with the value and voice of both the leaners and the teacher. The study has the capacity of not only complementing other studies but also problematizing the prerequisites for classroom research. Based on the strength of the LPS, he shares a Japanese perspective on the reality of classroom by focusing on the tradition of lesson study and on teachers' efforts of amalgamation of the learner's perspective and their own in planning and implementing mathematics lessons.

    The lecture and the Q&A will be held in person and as a zoom webinar on:

    • Monday, February 13th, 2023
    • 5 pm AEDT (GMT+11; Melbourne time)
    • Melbourne University - Lecture Theatre - Q230, Level 2, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton


    To register for in person attendance please follow this link.
    To register for online attendance please follow this link.

    If you are unable to attend, please do register for online attendance as a link to a recording will be sent to you after the event.

    The University of Melbourne
     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Why teachers are letting students solve math problems in lots of different ways

    Mathematics Education in 2023: Changing Times, Changing Practices?

     
       
     

     

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.
       

    Purchase through MAVshop to gain access now! 

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference?

    120s Bubble Board

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

    Measures 20.32 x 22.86cm.

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

    120s Bubble Board

    Animals On Board

    Animals on Board is perfect for teaching adding to first, second, and third graders. Ride along with trucker Jill and her dog as they add up the animals passing by on other trucks. But these are no ordinary animals, and they're bound for a surprise destination! Lively illustrations by R.W. Alley make adding truckloads of fun.

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

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

    Animals On Board

    Monster Musical Chairs

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

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

    Monster Musical Chairs

    Elevator Magic

    When the elevator goes down, the subtraction starts and so does the magic. Ben sees crazy things every time the door opens. Ride along as he subtracts his way down to the lobby, and decide for yourself if it's elevator magic.

    Elevator Magic

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

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

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

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning


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    As we begin another year, we would like to extend a warm welcome back to you all. We hope you had a restful and relaxing break and have settled into term 1 well.

    With mixed emotions, I will be moving on from MAV to a new opportunity in March.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this role and all the challenge and opportunity it has brought my way, and am proud to have been involved in leading MAV and its dedicated staff to expand impact, support and programs for you all. It has been a great job, and probably the favourite of my career!  

    I am resigning to take on the role of COO (Chief Operating Officer) at The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, and this will allow me to continue to work in the education and contribute further. MAV is now searching for it's next CEO, and the position is advertised here, please share! https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub 

    On a more positive note, we are excited to announce the official launch of our new online Maths Educator Community. Our testing group is currently in, and we can't wait for everyone to join and start connecting, sharing, and learning together. This platform is an excellent opportunity for us to unite as a community, even when apart. Keep an eye out for more info on joining the community later in the term.

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

    Have a great week! 

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    VCE Mini Conference (Bendigo)


    Registrations close Fri 17th February

    In Person: Friday 24th February

    Time: 8:30AM - 3:15PM
    Location: Latrobe University, Bendigo Campus

    This full-day mini-conference offers 3 streams:

    1. Mathematical Methods
    2. Specialist Mathematics
    3. General  Mathematics

    In each case, the day will comprise of the Meet the Assessors lecture/workshop and a SAC workshop.

    Presenters:

    • Rod Watson
    • James Mott
    • David Rodgers
    • Rob Vermay
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Jess Mount
    • Stephen Paatsch

    Virtual SAC Workshop (various dates)

    All virtual sessions

    Specialist Maths: Tuesday 7th March 

    Maths Methods: Wednesday 8th March 

    General Maths: Thursday 9th March

    In this Virtual SAC workshop, VCE teachers will be presented with starting points and provided with opportunities to discuss their students' possible starting points for SACs.

    Participants will be provided with a selection of Application, and Modelling, and Problem-Solving Tasks as suggested SAC starting points for the study of workshop choice. The process of developing appropriate tasks, including criteria mapping and the inclusion of technology, will be discussed with specific reference to the sample tasks.

    Meet the Assessors - Williamstown (Methods, Specialist and General)

    In Person: Monday 20th March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Williamstown High School

    In this workshop series, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations.

    Presenters:

    • Allason McNamara
    • Rod Watson
    • Dianne Frost
    • James Mott
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Rob Vermay

    Meet the Assessors - Burwood (Specialist and General)

    In Person: Wednesday 22nd March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC)

    In this workshop series, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The presenters will give a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, identifying important misconceptions and student replies, and making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Dianne Frost
    • Geoffrey Menon
    • Fiona Latrobe
    • Rob Vermay

    Meet the Assessors - Burwood (Maths Methods)

    In Person: Monday 27th March

    Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Location: Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC)

    In this workshop, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The presenters will give a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, highlighting student responses and significant misunderstandings while also making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Anthony Joy
    • Allason McNamara

    Meet the Assessors (Maths Methods)

    Location: Virtual Learning Session

    Date: Tuesday 28th March 2023
    Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

    In this workshop, assessors will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2022 examinations. The speakers will provide a thorough analysis of the 2022 exams, highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings while also making comments on some of the related questions.

    Presenters:

    • Cathy Devlyn
    • Allason McNamara

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12 

    Save the date!

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    For more information coming soon.

    Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students

    Date: Monday 26th - Fri 30th June 2023

    Venue: Melbourne CBD (TBC)

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

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

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    MAV23 Annual Conference – Aiming High

    Save the date! 

    Location: TBC

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

    For details about MAV23 annual conference

    2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge!

    Register your interest for the 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

    The MTQ provides a platform to enhance students' proficiency in mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy through interactive and challenging mathematical explorations.

    The aim of the MTQ is to:

    • Strengthen mathematical skills and deepen content understanding.
    • Foster the application of mathematical and financial literacy knowledge in real-world scenarios that interest students.
    • Develop financial literacy skills and knowledge per the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Economics, Business, and Mathematics Learning Areas.
    • Recognise and reward students' growth and accomplishments.
    • Minimise maths-related stress and anxiety.
    • Offer students various opportunities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.

    Important dates:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

    Your 2023 membership is due, watch your inbox for your renewal notice and reminders.

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    MAV now accepting expressions of interest for schools to host one of our two annual regional conferences for teachers of years F to 10.

    WE NEED ONE MORE LOCATION!

    Our team will work closely with the host school to design a program that addresses their local context and needs. The host school will provide the venue and collaborate with MAV on the logistics, such as setup and catering. Our experienced presenters will lead the sessions, and local teachers are also invited to share their expertise.

    For maximum impact, it's ideal if surrounding schools can coordinate and attend together. We aim to have a minimum of 100 participants for a valuable and productive experience, and participants must pay a registration fee to cover the costs. Some regions even align their professional development days to allow all staff to attend for a whole-school Maths-focused experience that combines learning and networking.

    Previous conferences have been held in Warrnambool, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Wangaratta, and Sale. Don't miss the chance to bring top-notch Maths education to your school through this exciting opportunity!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.

    Host a regional MAV Mathematics Education Conference at your school in 2023!

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

    For over 40 years, our expert MAV Education consultants have provided personalised support to schools. Their expertise allows them to tailor their services to meet the specific needs of each school.

    Let our experienced Mathematics Education Consultants customise a tailored professional development solution for your school. Our offerings include:

    • Coaching.
    • Modeled lessons.
    • School-wide professional development workshops.
    • Support for learning teams.
    • Working with a group of schools in a specific region.

    Our consultants can visit your school for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions and provide expert guidance. Working with our consultants is an efficient way to enhance mathematics instruction and student achievement in your school.

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Latest job: MAV CEO

    Reporting to and working with the Board, the Chief Executive Officer key responsibilities include identifying and delivering income generation opportunities, collaborating with others to promote advocacy through active communication and engagement, representing MAV and its members on various committees and panels, securing and maintaining funding, and managing the organisational resources to ensure best practice business management and governance including financial and HR policies, processes and procedures.

    MAV Employment hub

    Post Jobs:

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

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

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools: bringing real-world STEM to your classroom

    Are you looking for a way to bring real-world STEM into your classroom and boost your students’ STEM skills knowledge and confidence? Look no further! CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools program has been connecting scientists, mathematicians, technologists, and engineers with classrooms for 15 years.

    The program matches school teachers with volunteer STEM professionals to create ongoing partnerships, bringing real-life applications and career possibilities to the classroom. And the best part? Its free and available nationwide, thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Education.

    Want to learn more and join the program? Check out the STEM Professionals in Schools website and read this CSIRO blog to hear from current participants.

    Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for you and your students!

    CSIRO

    CSIRO also have have an online initiative starting on 20 March specifically to partner teachers in regional VIC with a STEM professional. 

    Online industry partnership for teachers in regional Victoria

    CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools has a free, online initiative commencing in March to connect teachers in regional Victorian schools with industry STEM professionals. The initiative consists of a series of 3 x 45 minute online webinars aimed to help partnerships get started, and to plan and evaluate activities:

    • Webinar 1 [Monday 20 March, 4pm] - Introduction of STEM professionals and teachers. After this session, STEM professionals will be partnered with a teacher. 
    • Webinar 2 [Monday 3 April, 4pm]  -  Development and planning of a partnership activity.  
    • Webinar 3 [Monday 8 May, 4pm]  - Sharing and evaluating an activity. 

    Teachers have the opportunity to meet with their STEM professionals via phone or web conferencing between each of the webinars for introductions and planning of their activity. This initiative requires less than 5 hours of teacher’s time over the 6-week period (inclusive of the 3 webinars). It is expected that partnerships will continue beyond this initial period. 

    For more information and to register, contact Maria Barrett via email (mbarrett@csiro.au) or phone (07 3833 5930).


    Yoshinori Shimizu to deliver 2023 David Clarke Memorial Lecture

    In this talk, Yoshi Shimizu shares an unknown origin of the Learner's Perspective Study which started with his participation in the TVS as a consultant, followed by his reflections on the development of the LPS community of the researchers led by David Clarke. The Learner's Perspective Study was designed with the aspiration of providing complementary accounts to the findings of other classroom studies, such as TVS, of complex social settings called classrooms by providing and analysing rich data with the value and voice of both the leaners and the teacher. The study has the capacity of not only complementing other studies but also problematizing the prerequisites for classroom research. Based on the strength of the LPS, he shares a Japanese perspective on the reality of classroom by focusing on the tradition of lesson study and on teachers' efforts of amalgamation of the learner's perspective and their own in planning and implementing mathematics lessons.

    The lecture and the Q&A will be held in person and as a zoom webinar on:

    • Monday, February 13th, 2023
    • 5 pm AEDT (GMT+11; Melbourne time)
    • Melbourne University - Lecture Theatre - Q230, Level 2, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton

    To register for in person attendance please follow this link.
    To register for online attendance please follow this link.

    If you are unable to attend, please do register for online attendance as a link to a recording will be sent to you after the event.

    The University of Melbourne

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Why teachers are letting students solve math problems in lots of different ways

    School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students

    Mathematics Education in 2023: Changing Times, Changing Practices?

     
       

     

     

    Check out some of our great resources!

    Did you miss MAV22 Annual conference? 

    You can now purchase access to keynotes and session in room 1 to 10  for one or both days, to use for your ongoing PL throughout 2023:

    Each day includes:

    • 5 Keynotes and 40 Sessions available on-demand.
    • That's 10 Keynotes and 80 Sessions available if you purchase both days
    • Unlimited access until end of November 2023!
    • Use for your staff PL sessions and meetings to create discussion.

    Gain access now by purchasing through MAVshop.

    Did you miss the MAV22 Annual conference?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

    Find the clues and lift the flaps on this mathematical mystery!

    Join Molly as she ventures into a curious world where nothing is quite as it seems... A trail of clues lead from scene to scene, presenting Molly with a number of challenges. But who is leaving the clues and where will they lead?

    This interactive mystery shows maths isn't just about numbers and sums - its about imagination! An explorative and creative approach to the sometimes daunting topic of maths.

    This brilliantly created book shows maths isn't just about numbers and sums... it's also about using your imagination, making sense of the world, and making seemingly impossible things possible! 

    Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

    Understanding Year 11 Maths - Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2

    This book has been divided into nine major topics which forms the complete the UNITS 1 & 2 MATHEMATICAL METHODS COURSE for students in Year 11 according to the VCE Course of Study. Students, teachers and coaches and tutors can be confident that this book thoroughly summarises the work in the current Study Design.

    Understanding Year 11 Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 presents clear definitions, formulae and ideas for each topic which is then supported by comprehensive examples and qualified by fully worked solutions. A full set of Review Exercises linked to the text then provides students with the opportunity to consolidate the skills covered in the text.

    Understanding Year 11 Maths - Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

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

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students:

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

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

    WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

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

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

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

     

    WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

     

     

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Best wishes! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flier here

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    More information available early 2023.

    Primary Maths Conference

    2023 Theme: Developing a Balanced and Challenging Mathematics Program

    Leaders Day: 15th June 2023

    Teachers Day: 16th June 2023

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

    Registrations open during late term 1 2023

    For more information head to the website

    Primary Maths Showcase

    Virtual: 8th September 2023

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

    MAV23

    Location: TBC

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

    More information coming Term 1!


    Planning for 2023!

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

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

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

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

     

    MAV's Primary Resources

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


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

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

    The MTQ aims to:

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

    Important dates:

    Starting now! Register your school!
    2023

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

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here.

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals are due!

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

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

    What this entails:

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

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

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

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

    MAV Employment hub

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news 


    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    Mahler Lecture Tour - Professor Frank Calegari

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

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

    The details of the lecture in LTU are as follows:

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

    AMSI

    AustMS


    Survey - Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

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

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

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

    Survey: Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

    Deakin University

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


    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation

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

    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation
     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Supporting teachers as financial educators

    Linear relationships activities to engage your students

    Teacher Staffroom Episode 42: Gaming in primary school

    Five principles for supporting struggling learners

     
       
     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

    Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 

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

    Numerous ConneXions - Family Card Set 1 

    120s Bubble Board

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

    Measures 20.32 x 22.86cm.

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

    120s Bubble Board

    Bubble Board - Multiplication

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

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

    Bubble Board - Multiplication

    Mapping My Day 

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

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

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

    Mapping My Day

    Monster Musical Chairs

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

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

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

    Monster Musical Chairs


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

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

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

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

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

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    Save the date - 2023 events & professional learning:

    Event

    Dates

    More information

    VCE Mini Conference

    Date: Friday 10th February

    Venue: RMIT University

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

    VCE Meet the Assessors

    Date: Monday 20th March

    Location: Williamstown (venue TBC)

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

    Other VCE events, Term 1 2023

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

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

    MAV Regional Conference P - 12

    Date: Friday 26th May 2023

    Location: Strathfieldsaye (venue TBC)

    For more information coming soon.

    Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students

    Date: Monday 26th - Fri 30th June 2023

    Venue: Melbourne CBD (TBC)

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

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

    2023 MAV Games Days

    2023 State Wide Games Days dates are now available.

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

    Download the 2023 Games day flyer here

    MAV23

    Location: TBC

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

    More information coming Term 1!


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

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

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

    The MTQ aims to:

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

    Important dates:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals are due! 

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

    What this entails:

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

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

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post Jobs:

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

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

    MAV Employment hub

     

     

       

     

     

    Other opportunities and news


    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    Mahler Lecture Tour - Professor Frank Calegari

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

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

    The details of the lecture in LTU are as follows:

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

    AMSI

    AusMS


    VCAA study design for implementation in 2023 (Foundation Mathematics)

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

    2023 Implementation:

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

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

    VCAA


    Survey - Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

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

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

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

    Survey: Schools making a difference in under-resourced communities

    Deakin University

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


    CS in Schools - FREE pseudocode resource for teachers

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

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


    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation

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

    Talk Money with Ecstra Foundation

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Supporting teachers as financial educators

    Linear relationships activities to engage your students

    Five principles for supporting struggling learners

     
       

     

     MAVshop

    Check out some of our great resources!

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

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

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 1

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 2

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

    Maths Problem Solving for Higher Achieving Students Bk 2

    Seriously Fun Maths

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

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

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

    Everyone will have serious fun while learning maths!

    Seriously Fun Maths

    WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

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

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

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

     

    WHODUNNIT, EDDIE WOO? TIME OUT!

     

     

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

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

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

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

    Best wishes! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

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

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

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

    The MTQ aims to:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals start now! 

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

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

    What this entails:

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

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

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

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

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    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase

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

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

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

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

    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase

     
       
     

    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Teachers share their strategies for switching off during the holidays

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

     
       
     

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    Mapping My Day 

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

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

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

    Mapping My Day

    A Remainder of One

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

    A Remainder of One

    Badges - In Lots of 100

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

    Badges - In Lots of 100

    Creating the Schools Our Children Need

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

     Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

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

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

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia


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

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

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

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

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    register your interest for 2023 MTQ and FLIP Challenge! 

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

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

    The MTQ aims to:

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

    Register your interest and receive up to date information here

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


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals start now! 

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Student Activities - still a little time to book!

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Excellent end of year and flexible student activity!

    Available to access until end of 2022

    Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

     

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

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

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

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

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

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

    What this entails:

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

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

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post Jobs:

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

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

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    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    Host a regional MAV maths education conference in your school!

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

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

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

    We will then contact you for a further discussion.


    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase

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

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


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

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

    The Huddle - Game Day Educator Showcase


    2023 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM²C)

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

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

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

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

    2023 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMC)


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    Teachers share their strategies for switching off during the holidays

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

     
       

     

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Algebra Tiles Australia - Tiles and Manual

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

    Algebra Tiles Australia - Tiles and Manual

    Check the Clues E

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

    Check the Clues E

    Games for Maths Games Days

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

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

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

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

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

    Games for Maths Games Days

    Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

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

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

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

    Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

     

     

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

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

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

    Best wishes! 

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
     
     

    MAV annual conference

    5 days left to book!

    Registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

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

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

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

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

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

    Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

    MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

    Membership renewals start now! 

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    Membership renewals start now! 

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

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

    What this entails:

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

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

    MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post a job:

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

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

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

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

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

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


    NAPLAN National Report 2022 released

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

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

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

     
       
     

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    Why Equity is at the Heart of Wellbeing?

    From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming

    Pasi Sahlberg on transforming education: SCU Buzz podcast

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    2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference 

    This product is available now!

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

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

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

    For teachers of: F to Year 6

    2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference 

    Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

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

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

     Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

    The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

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

    The Legend Of Rock, Paper, Scissors

    Creating the Schools Our Children Need

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

     Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

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

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

    Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally

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

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

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

    Primary and Middle Years Mathematics, Teaching Developmentally


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

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

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

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

    MAV Annual Conference 2022

    5 Days left to book!

    Registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

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

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

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

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

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

    MAV Annual Conference 2022


    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals start now! 

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

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    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

     
       
     

    Student Activities - still a little time to book!

    Careers in STEM

    An event for students in Years 9 and 10

    PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

    The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

    Date: Friday November 25, 2022

    Time: 9am – 2:45pm

    Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

    Cost: 

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

    Click here to register!

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Available to access until end of 2022

     

    Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

     

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

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

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

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

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

     
       
     

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

    What this entails:

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

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

    MAV Secondary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

     
       
     

    MAV Employment hub

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

    Post Jobs:

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

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

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

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

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

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


    NAPLAN National Report 2022 released

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

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

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


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

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

    Why Equity is at the Heart of Wellbeing?

    From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming

    Pasi Sahlberg on transforming education: SCU Buzz podcast

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

     
       

     

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

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

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

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

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

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    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

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

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students

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

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

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 7-8

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

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

    The problems and exercises in these books encourage students

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

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

    Extension Mathematics for Higher Achieving Students Years 9-10

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

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

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

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

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

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

    Footy Feud!

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

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

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

    View video of how to play:

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

    Footy Feud!

     

     

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

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

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

    Best Wishes,

    Peter Saffin
    CEO

     
       
     

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

    Online registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

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

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

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


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

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

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

    MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

    Membership renewals start now! 

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

    New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

    New member benefit for 2023!

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

    Be a part of our member community!

    Membership renewals start now! 

     
       
     

    Student Activities - still a little time to book!

    Careers in STEM

    An event for students in Years 9 and 10

    The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

    Date: Friday November 25, 2022

    Time: 9am – 2:45pm

    Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

    Cost: 

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

    SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

    Click here to register!

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

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

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

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

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

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

    BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

    Dates & venues:

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

    Cost: Free

    Register here via MAV events

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

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

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

    Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

    Available to access until end of 2022

     

    Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

     

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

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

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

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

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

     
       
     

    VCE Revision Program - last chance!

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

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Specialist Mathematics
    • Further Mathematics.

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

    DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

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

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

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

    VCE Revision Program - last chance!
     
       
     

    MAV Employment Hub

    Latest Jobs:

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

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

    Post Jobs:

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

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    Mathematics Teaching Toolkit - Numeracy Improvement Guide for School Leaders

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

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

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


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

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

    Find out more: www.redcap.link/foodeducation

    Ethics approval: HEAG-H 127_2022.


    Looking for a fun-filled maths incursion for 2023? 

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

    MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - Maths Anxiety in Teachers

    Ratio activities to engage mathematics students

    Making Maths fun: Revision activities for students

     
       

     

     

    Check out some of our great resources!

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Seriously Fun Maths 

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

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

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

        Seriously Fun Maths 

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

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

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

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


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

    Leadership [for] Teacher Learning

    Building Numeracy (Second Edition)

    Classroom intervention strategies to build confidence and competence

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

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

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

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

    Building Numeracy (Second Edition)

    More Problem Solving - The Creative Side of Mathematics

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

    More Problem Solving - The Creative Side of Mathematics

    Footy Feud!

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

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

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

    View video of how to play:

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

    Footy Feud!

     

     

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

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

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

      Best wishes! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
       
       

      MAV Annual Conference

      Online registrations close Friday 18 November 2022!

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

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

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

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

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

      Valuingh Mathematics in a Changing World. Conference Synopsis

      MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

      Membership renewals start now! 

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

      New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

      New member benefit for 2023!

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

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

       
         
       

      MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

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

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

      What this entails:

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

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

      MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

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

       
         
       

      MAV Employment hub

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

      Post a job:

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

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

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      Mathematics Teaching Toolkit - Numeracy Improvement Guide for School Leaders

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

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

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


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

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

      Ethics approval: HEAG-H 127_2022.


      Looking for a fun-filled maths incursion for 2023? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      MathsTalk by AMSI Schools - Maths Anxiety in Teachers

      Ratio activities to engage mathematics students

      Making Maths fun: Revision activities for students

       
         
       

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      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference

      This product is available now!

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

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

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

      For teachers of: F to Year 6

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Virtual Conference

      Creating the Schools Our Children Need

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

      Creating the Schools Our Children Need

      The Animals Would Not Sleep

      Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

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

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

      The Animals Would Not Sleep

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

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

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 1

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

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

       

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 1

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 2

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

      Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books: Book 2


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

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

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

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

      Final student events for the year!

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

      Best Wishes,

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

      Membership renewals start now! 

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

      New Memberships available now!

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

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

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

      New member benefit for 2023!

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

      Be a part of our member community!

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      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

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

      Common Denominator Magazine

      Free for all!

      Read now.

      Prime Number

      Primary Journal,

      Member login required.

      Vinculum

      Secondary educator Journal.

      Member login required.

      Common Denominator Prime Number Vinculum

      Professional Learning:

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

      Event

      Date

      Description

      Making efficient use of the CASIO CLASSPAD

      Location: Virtual

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

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

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

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

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

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

      NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

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

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

       

       

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

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

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

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

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

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

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

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

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

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

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

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

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

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

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

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

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

       
         
       

      Missed the VCE 2023 Study Design Conference?

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

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

      You can access these fantastic video recordings and resources here:

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

      MAV VCE 2023 Study Design - All Studies

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

      VCE 2023 Study Design Conference VCE 2023 Study Design Conference

      VCE Revision Program - helpful right up until exams!

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

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

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

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

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

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

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

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      MAV Annual Conference

      Registration closing Friday 18 November 2022.

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

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

      What can I attend?

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

      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

      Download the synopsis

      (program):

      MAV Annual Conference

      Secondary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Alleviating Anxiety

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

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

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

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

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

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      Student choice in assessment and other ideas to foster problem solving

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

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

      Generating Equations and Data from Images produced by students

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

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


      MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages still available!

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

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

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

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

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest Jobs:

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

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

      Post Jobs:

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

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

       

       

         

       

       

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


      Building maths fluency with Footy Feud!

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

      Footy Feud! Footy Feud! Footy Feud!

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


      Opportunity for a DET funded qualification

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

      The Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI) has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10. The qualifications are funded, and recognised by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET). 

      SMSI offers support to Victorian DET teachers teaching ‘out-of-field’ to undertake a part time Graduate Certificate over 2023-24, focused on content and pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics or science, aligned to Victorian Curriculum Levels 7-10. These courses, run by Deakin University, involve face to face intensive sessions supported by online workshops and a tailored ‘return to study’ support system.

      SMSI provides course fees plus a generous allowance to schools to support teachers undertaking the qualification. It is important that teachers involved have the full support of their school leadership team. The courses articulate into the Master of Education with four credits.
      Applications close October 28. Find out more and express your interest via this link.

      For more information, please visit:


      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      AMSI MathsTalk - Senior Maths Revision Special

      School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students

      Extending students in STEM through game development

       
         

       

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      Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

      The same five practices teachers know and love for planning and managing powerful conversations in mathematics classrooms, updated with current research and new insights on anticipating, lesson planning, and lessons learned from teachers, coaches, and school leaders. This framework for orchestrating mathematically productive discussions is rooted in student thinking to launch meaningful discussions in which important mathematical ideas are brought to the surface, contradictions are exposed, and understandings are developed or consolidated.

      Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms:

      • Anticipating what students will do and what strategies they will use in solving a problem
      • Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class
      • Selecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in class
      • Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning
      • Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned

       Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

      Mathematical Mindsets - Second Edition

      Reverse mathematics trauma and find a universal blueprint for math success

      In Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching mathematics education expert and best-selling author Jo Boaler delivers a blueprint to banishing math anxiety and laying a foundation for mathematics success that anyone can build on.

      Perfect for students who have been convinced they are naturally "bad at math," the author offers a demonstration of how to turn self-doubt into self-confidence by relying on the "mindset" framework.

      Mathematical Mindsets is based on thousands of hours of in-depth study and research into the most effective—and ineffective—ways to teach math to young people.

       Mathematical Mindsets - Second Edition

      Seriously Fun Maths

      In Seriously Fun Maths, Dr Laura Tuohilampi changes the narrative of mathematics education into something fascinating, intriguing and something that touches every human. Based on her cutting-edge research she challenges the outdated ways of motivating students around maths.

      This engaging book provides teachers with research, resources and activities to teach a lesson a month. The rich activities are accessible to young students and deep enough for secondary students. Even adults!

      This book will help mathematics educators reflect on their skills of orchestrating mathematical discussions and problem-solving. They will learn how to increase students' engagement in ways that reduce stress-inducing expectations around what a 'good' student in maths can and cannot do. Teachers will improve their grasp of what's important - making mathematics a meaningful experience.

       Seriously Fun Maths

      Can you Solve my Problems?

      Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems. Here are 125 of the world's best brainteasers from the last two millennia, taking us from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way. Pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly logical thought. Some can only be solved be 2 per cent of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind. Let's get puzzling!

       

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      Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Academy of Teaching and Leadership, and enjoying a presentation from Catherine Attard give to the Teaching Excellence Program participants. Catherine spoke about her research in student engagement, and provided some thought provoking discussion points and much practical advice! Particularly, her circle activity was an absolute hit! I am not going to give her away her ideas here though, as Catherine is a keynote at MAV's annual conference in December which I am very pleased about!

      This is just another good reason to attend! Bookings for MAV22 close mid-November so please book soon as we can't take late registrations with so much to organise. Find out more below.

      And finally, our membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us! 

      Best wishes! 

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
       
       

      MAV Membership 2023 - renew now!

      Membership renewals start now! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au  

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV membership

       
       

      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

      Common Denominator Magazine

      Free for all!

      Read now.

      Prime Number

      Primary Journal,

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      Vinculum

      Secondary educator Journal.

      Member login required.

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      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Conference package - you can buy it now!

      This product is now available from the MAVshop for those who could not attend the event live!

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborated to present a virtual 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      All sessions were recorded with supporting downloadable materials and are now available until 31 January 2023.

      With an opening keynote, 20 workshops and a closing panel, there is lot of brilliant, practical content to help you up-skill and learn over the holidays!

      For teachers of: F to Year 6

      Purchase the Primary Mathematics Showcase package here.

      2022 Primary Maths Showcase Conference package

      MAV Primary Consulting - 2023 book now!

      Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

      MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

      Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

      What this entails:

      • coaching,
      • modeled mathematics teaching,
      • whole staff professional learning meetings,
      • supporting professional learning teams, or
      • work with a cluster of schools within a region.

      MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through each step of the way. This is a brilliant way to achieve rapid improvement in mathematics teaching and learning across your school.

      MAV Primary Consulting

      For more information, contact our Primary Mathematics Consultant, Jen Bowden: jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au or call 0449 986 254

       
         
       

      MAV annual conference

      Registration closing Friday 18 November 2022.

      MAV are excited to run the 59th Annual Conference (MAV22) from Thursday 1 – Friday 2 December 2022. 

      • Book now! 
      • Limited places available to attend in-person!
      • Five keynote presentations to choose from each day
      • Followed by concurrent sessions across 20 rooms
      • 10 rooms each day available to online delegates. 

      What can I attend?

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants


      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

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      Primary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Developing a Thinking Classroom: Teaching and Learning Insights
      Presenters: Bernadette Long, Glowrey Catholic Primary School and Angela Roger, RMIT University (F – Y6)

      This time last year, Peter Liljedahl presented an outstanding keynote presentation at the MAV conference. His research and work around “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics” was inspiring. After watching Peter and reading his book, Ange and Bern began a quest to see how this approach could work in a school setting. This session presents the insights and learnings we gained through trialling some of Peter’s 14 practices in several primary classrooms. Insights from teachers and students will be shared, as well as the practical constraints and obstacles we faced implementing this ‘new’ approach. Whether you are familiar with Peter’s research or not, this session will provide practical ideas on how to easily and effectively begin the journey to turn your classrooms into places where students are given the opportunity to truly think deeply in mathematics.

      Problem Solving - More than just solving problems
      Presenter: Paul Staniscia, Southern Cross Grammar (F – Y8)

      To become proficient in mathematics, students need to spend time doing mathematics (solving problems, justifying their thinking, developing understanding, practicing skills) and building connections between their previous knowledge and new knowledge. The National Research Council (2001) views Mathematical Proficiency as something that is developed through five interdependent and interwoven strands - Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, Strategic Competence (Problem Solving), Adaptive Reasoning and Productive Disposition. Therefore, Problem Solving is one piece of a much larger puzzle and is much more than just providing students with a problem solving task to complete. Using the Mathematical Proficiency Strands, this workshop will explore a Problem Solving instructional model to teach and assess mathematical proficiency through whole school moderation practices and self, peer and teacher feedback.

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      Questioning and dialogue in Early Years Classrooms
      Presenter: Leonie Anstey, Department of Education and Training (F – Year 2)

      As educators, it is important to explore questioning skills and techniques to bring mathematics dialogue to life in our classrooms.  This session will have a hands-on workshop approach to explore skills and techniques for enhancing dialogue in your classroom/context. The mathematics focus of this session will be number and measurement contexts.  All resources used in this session are available (free) to all schools and contexts.

      Creating Successful Problem Solving Lessons
      Presenter: Jill Cheeseman, Monash University (F – Y4)

      In this workshop participants will share successful ideas for mathematical problem solving in the primary school. Lesson plans that use manipulatives, literature as a stimulus for problem posing, everyday objects, and games, will be examined by participants. We will describe and discuss features of successful lessons with younger students and productive approaches to problem solving. Everyone is encouraged to bring along examples of lessons that work for them.


      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages still available!

      We have had a fantastic response with all standalone in-person exhibition booths SOLD OUT.  Packages available are conference virtual platform exhibition, pen, notepad and satchel insert.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, both primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Available packages are Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package and Additional Opportunities (includes satchel insert).

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         
       

      MAV Employment hub

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. 

      Post a job:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

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      Other opportunities and news


      Expressions of interest: Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership 2023 Master Teachers

      We are seeking EOIs from highly skilled and motivated teachers across the Victorian government, Catholic and Independent education sectors to join the Academy as Master Teachers for an initial period of 12 months.  

      Critical to the success of the Academy’s Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), is the attraction and recruitment of highly skilled and motivated Master Teachers. Their role includes the facilitation and co-design of the discipline-based work at the centre of the TEP.  

      The Master Teacher roles will be based at our Melbourne site, with regional and remote work an essential part of the delivery of TEP. 

      We will be running an online information session about the roles next Thursday 20 October from 4-5pm.  Interested applicants can register for the session here.

      We have included detailed information about the role below and the position description is attached.  Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues who may be – or know – highly-skilled teachers.   

      EOIs close at 11.59pm on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.   

      If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact, Justine Mackey:    

      Justine Mackey, Principal-in-Residence, Teaching Excellence Division 
      justine.mackey@education.vic.gov.au / 0417 810 693.  


      Building maths fluency with Footy Feud!

      Footy Feud! is an AFL licensed game developed right here in Victorian by a footy loving ex-maths tutor!  It was always the creator's intent to create a game that is educationally beneficial, and we at the MAV just love it!  In particular it is great for building maths fluency, while it also develops strategic problem-solving skills and understanding of maths concepts such as chance & data and BODMAS. We are currently piloting a Footy Feud! classroom 1-2 hour lesson plan- please refer to the videos below for testimonials on how these sessions have been a big hit for teachers and students alike. Games can also be purchased from the MAV Shop here

      Footy Feud!  Footy Feud! Footy Feud! 

      More information on the game and its application in the classroom can be found at www.footyfeud.com

       
         
       

      Articles & podcasts worth checking out:

      Video: 2 activities to engage your students in learning about decimals

      Plant Geometry: an outdoor lesson that gets you moving!

      Extending students in STEM through game development

       
         
       

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      >Check out some of our great resources at the MAVshop!

      Probability Chance Experiments - Middle Primary (Years 3-4)

      Middle Primary is suitable for teaching Year 3 and 4 students.

      With a kit of simple materials (coins. counters, cards, dice, spinners and a draw-string bag), students will be able to try a variety of chance experiments that highlight fundamental ideas of probability. The experiments at the start of the book are designed to model the collecting of data, drawing up a table, making predictions and performing multiple trials. As the book progresses the experiments become more involved and students have to design their own tables and make decisions about how to carry out the experiments. They will also look at the key ideas of dependent and independent events. 

       Probability Chance Experiments - Middle Primary (Years 3-4)

      ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      This book follows the success of Engaging Maths: 25 Favourite Lessons (“the Blue Book”) which continues to stimulate a lot of interest from teachers, mathematics leaders, and pre-service teachers alike. There are 21 brand new lessons, across Foundation to Year 8. This full colour volume with over 160 classroom photos encourages both physical and cognitive engagement, with lots of fun thrown in! Teachers can use Concept Cartoons to develop geometry understanding, enhance visualisation through Look Make Check Adjust, build mental computation through 4Up!, provide real challenge with Cubes in My Pocket, or head outside for Footy Angles. With Matt Sexton joining the writing team, new features include an extended introduction with topics such as rethinking ability (achievement) grouping, using enabling and extending prompts, valuing productive struggle, and the importance of recording. There’s also advice for School Mathematics Leaders on how they might use the book to facilitate teacher professional learning. Each lesson has a section on Possible Assessment Strategies to help make assessment work for teachers. The Going Further section provides ideas on additional investigations which can potentially build on what has happened during the lesson. More engaging maths? Yes please!

       ENGAGING MATHS: 21 More Favourite Lessons

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

      This publication provides tried and tested activities that can result in enjoyable, exciting and rewarding mathematical moments for students. The activities support individual, partner, small and large group applications, falling into two categories of spatial and number. A table maps each activity to school levels from Foundation to Year 8 and to the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning, providing a guide for their selection.

       Book 2 contains 25 activities that are described using a consistent format and are supported by reproducible masters, suitable for copying.

       

      A Collection of Mathematics Activities: Book 2

       

      Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2

      A bumper book of maths fun stuffed with things to draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble, code, decode for kids aged 7+ years from Australia's best known maths man.

      There's magic in maths - if you know where to look...

      Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2

       


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      Welcome back to term 4 - we hope you had a relaxing and restful break! 

      Best wishes to all teachers and students as you continue to prepare for the upcoming exams. 

      Don't forget to seek approval and book to attend MAV22 Annual Conference in December, we are entering the run up to the event during term 4! Bookings are coming in now, with the option to attend in-person (Limited places) or online each day (even one day of each format!). Please join us for the chance to learn together as the year wraps up.

      Membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us!

      Final student events for the year!

      • Spots for our Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days are filling up - book ASAP!
      • Our popular Careers in STEM event was move to November to better accommodate schools.
      • VCE revision program is open, perfect timing to focus on exam preparations - please share with your students.

      Best Wishes,

      Peter Saffin
      CEO

       
         
       

      MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership 

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News  

      Be a part of our member community!

      MAV Membership 2023: Join us!

       
         
       

      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

      Common Denominator Magazine

      Free for all!

      Read now.

      Prime Number

      Primary Journal,

      Member login required.

      Vinculum

      Secondary educator Journal.

      Member login required.

      Common Denominator Magazine Prime Number Vinculum

      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

      Event

      Date

      Description

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

      Student Activities

      Careers in STEM

      An event for students in Years 9 and 10

      NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

      The event will be offered face to face and virtually:

      Date: Friday November 25, 2022

      Time: 9am – 2:45pm

      Venue: EY Australia, 8 Exhibition St Melbourne 

      Cost: 

      • MAV Institutional Member $25 per student
      • Non MAV Institutional Member $35 per student

      SCHOOLS can also join the event virtually.

      Click here to register!

       

       

      An opportunity for students in Years 9 & 10 to be inspired by men and women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.

      Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers. Hear stories from those who are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

      These events explore STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

      Presenters share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

      The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. The afternoon includes two hands on activities offered by Engineers without Borders and EY Australia.

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series: Games Days

      BOOK ASAP – PLACES ARE FILLING FAST

      Dates & venues:

      • Balwyn High School – Thurs Oct 27 (Yr. 7 & 8) and Thurs Oct 28 (Yr. 9 &10)
      • Wallan Secondary College – Thurs November 10 (Years 7 – 10)

      Cost: Free

      Register here via MAV events

      The aim of this program is to challenge high ability students in Years 7, 8 & 9 with a fun, challenging, collaborative and competitive mathematics-based games day. It is open to GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ONLY. A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to work in teams of 4; apply and develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where Maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile; work with like-minded high ability students from a diverse range of schools; participate in mathematical activities and games without the usual classroom pressures; work effectively in teams and develop strategies to work collaboratively to solve problems; enhance their problem-solving skills; get excited about mathematics, whilst being rewarded through prizes and awards. If you are not a GOVERNMENT school please look at the other games days offered from MAV on the events page.

      Bookings will be available under the MAV Events page https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

      For more information Jessica Mount jmount@mav.vic.edu.au

      Victorian Challenge and Enrichment series:

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Coding Challenges for Extending School Students

      Available to access until end of 2022

       

      Watch the Victorian Coding Challenge video here.

       

      Have you got a passion for coding or are you curious to give it a go? Do you have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you are the student for this coding challenge!

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

      Students will have their challenges and content presented in an online course in Thinkific. MAV will register them in their relevant courses using their emails. This will be a private course available only for the students registered by their teachers.

      Any questions, contact Danijela Draskovic ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events

       
         
       

      VCE Revision Program - book now and use until exams!

      Do you use our very successful VCE revision package for students? Available in three VCE Mathematics studies: 

      • Mathematical Methods
      • Specialist Mathematics
      • Further Mathematics.

      A self-paced, interactive, online VCE Revision Course.
      Jam-packed with useful information and advice, and accessible until the end of the VCE exams.

      DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

      Head to the website for more information and registrations: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Student-activities/VCE-revision-program

      All course videos are delivered by highly experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. Students receive the most relevant and up-to-date information and tips based on where students typically make mistakes in exams. 

      Any questions? Contact Danijela Draskovic – MAV Education Consultant: ddraskovic@mav.vic.edu.au.

      VCE Revision Program


      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Congratulations to all students who entered the MTQ and FLIP Challenge in 2022! This year we received over 400 entries from 50 schools across Victoria. 21 entries were entered into the National MTQ.

      MTQ Coordinators should now have received all results. The awards ceremony will held be on the 20th of October at IMAX for High Distinction and Special Award winners. 

      All MTQ and FLIP resources are available for teachers to access and use in their classrooms year-round.

       
         
       

      MAV22 Annual Conference

      Less than 3 months to MAV22 Annual Conference!

      • Book now! 
      • Limited places available to attend in-person!
      • Five keynote presentations to choose from each day
      • Followed by concurrent sessions across 20 rooms
      • 10 rooms each day available to online delegates. 

      What can I attend?

      • Participants can register to attend in-person, online or one day in each format (for two day registrations)
      • All registrations will include access to all recorded presentations until the end of November 2023
      • All keynote presentations will be available to in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 1 to 10 are broadcast rooms available to both in-person and online registrants
      • Rooms 11 to 20 are available to in-person registrants

      Join us to Reconnect, refresh and learn together.

      For more information and to register click here

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      MAV22 Annual Conference

      Secondary Sessions Spotlight

      Thursday 1 December 2022 - In person and online

      Maths games to engage students

      Presenter: Helen Haralambous, The Mathematical Association of Victoria, (Y7 – Y10)

      After two years of working virtually come and experience playing some Maths games with you colleagues again. Maths games are also a useful tool in engaging all students. MAV Games Days are very popular and a great way of engaging students through competing with like-minded individuals. In this hands on workshop participants will trial a selection of games and activities, that will both engage students in the classroom, whilst also providing ideas for schools wishing to run smaller scale Games Days at a local level.

      Mathematical Methods Exam 2-2022 solutions on CAS (TI Nspire)

      Presenter: Sanjeev Meston, Firbank Grammar lex Box, Education Specialist, (Y11 – Y12)

      This session will demonstrate the efficient and effective use of CAS technology to respond to Multiple choice and Extended response questions of the VCAA 2022 Methods examination. Although, this session will use the TI Nspire CX-CAS technology, the same process with slight variations can be used with other CAS technologies permitted by VCAA. The session will suit current or teachers intending to teach the Methods course in 2023.

      Friday 2 December 2022 - In person and online

      How to Build Mathematical Thinking with Games

      Presenter: Michaela Epstein, Maths Teachers Circles (Year 3 – Year 10)

      Too often, maths is considered dry and confusing. But, yet it can offer so much more than these stereotypes suggest. In this session, you'll look at a side of maths that is fascinating, fun and gives learners of all ages experiences that leave them hungry for more. With a focus on mathematical games, you'll explore how to not only support students to view maths differently, but to also help them become stronger mathematical thinkers.

      Exploring Teaching & Learning of Mathematical Reasoning

      Presenters: Dilys Potter and Hannah Young, Collingwood College (Y7 – Y10)

      Collingwood College is a culturally diverse school with a broad spectrum of students; from those with significant gaps in their schooling to those with exceptional maths skills, both EAL learners and native English speakers. During this presentation, we will share how we create and teach a unit that is inclusive of all students and provides all learners an opportunity to deepen their skills in mathematical reasoning creating. We have focused on reasoning as a way of supporting our learners to be able to use their mathematical skills in a changing world. We will share how we have incorporated resources from the Reframing Mathematical Futures II project to evaluate our teaching practice and differentiate our curriculum using a learning continuum.

      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!

      Limited MAV22 Conference sponsorship and exhibition packages available!
      We have had a fantastic response with all standalone in-person exhibition booths SOLD OUT. 

      Packages are available for:

      • conference virtual platform exhibition
      • pen (SOLD)
      • notepad (SOLD) and,
      • satchel insert.

      As a sponsor/exhibitor at the MAV Annual Conference you will be raising awareness of your brand, products & services to teachers and educators of mathematics across Victoria, both primary and secondary. The event is open to anyone with an interest in mathematical education, and our event communications and promotion will reach over 18,000 inboxes multiple times throughout the year.

      If this sounds like your target audience, this is an unmissable marketing opportunity.

      Available packages are Conference Virtual Platform Exhibition Package and Additional Opportunities (includes satchel insert).

       
         
       

      MAV Employment Hub

      Latest Jobs:

      VCE Algorithmics Teacher - Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

      Our Employment Hub is a leading recruitment and job listing service for mathematics education jobs for early years, primary, and secondary mathematics educators, across all school sectors in Victoria. MAV's employment hub provides a place for your school to advertise and find positions.

      MAV Employment Hub

      Post Jobs:

      Please post your roles on our jobs board, and have them specifically listed in this newsletter to raise their profile. 

      Go to https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/Employment-Hub/Post-a-job-advertisement
      Select the option of 1 or 2 months and follow the instructions.

      Tip: When you add your job information ensure you save at the bottom of the page before proceeding to the next screen or info may be lost.
      Any problems please get in touch with psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au

       

       

         

       

       

      Other opportunities and news


      Opportunity for a DET funded qualification

      • Are you or someone you know currently teaching Years 7-10 Maths or 7-10 Science but do not have a qualification for that subject area (i.e., teaching out-of-field)?
      • Do you want to earn a funded postgraduate qualification to improve your knowledge and practice in teaching mathematics or science?
      • Are you a qualified science teacher with one discipline major but could benefit from further study in teaching and learning the other science disciplines?

      The Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI) has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10. The qualifications are funded, and recognised by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET). 

      SMSI offers support to Victorian DET teachers teaching ‘out-of-field’ to undertake a part time Graduate Certificate over 2023-24, focused on content and pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics or science, aligned to Victorian Curriculum Levels 7-10. These courses, run by Deakin University, involve face to face intensive sessions supported by online workshops and a tailored ‘return to study’ support system.

      SMSI provides course fees plus a generous allowance to schools to support teachers undertaking the qualification. It is important that teachers involved have the full support of their school leadership team. The courses articulate into the Master of Education with four credits.
      Applications close October 28. Find out more and express your interest via this link.

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      Maths incursions to engage and entertain your students!

      If you’re looking for something fun, engaging and a bit different in maths, why not have one of our live shows visit your school?

      Perfect for an end of year, start of year, or maths week activity. 

      The Maths Show

      The Maths Show – full of audience interaction, maths history, puzzles and maths magic.

      Find out more

      The Maths and Climate Change Show

      The Maths and Climate Change Show – see how maths can help save the planet

      Find our more

      We are proudly sponsored by MAV with a 20% discount available to members.

      To find out more, contact us today:

      Email: info@felstead.com.au

      Web: www.felstead.com.au

      Phone: 0402 223406

      "It was awesome! The performer was engaging and hilarious. The kids loved the show!" Libby Foley, Maths Teacher, Chevallum State School


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      Posits, a New Kind of Number, Improves the Math of AI

      Extending students in STEM through game development

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      MAV 2022 Trial Exams Papers: All VCE Studies - Online Resource

      LAST CHANCE!

      Prepare effectively for VCE Mathematics Examinations with the MAV Trial exams for Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics studies.

      Each Trial Exam features: Original questions, highly relevant to the current course, fully worked solutions for all sections and clear marking schemes. Exam formats are similar to those used by the VCAA. Written in line with adjusted 2022 study design. Permission for the purchasing institution to reproduce copies for its students.

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      Developing Teaching Expertise

      Cultivate a Proactive & Efficient Learning by Doing Culture In Teacher Development

      Do your teachers have the expertise to produce the best outcomes in every context? Do they confidently and intentionally inquire, adapt, and change based on student needs? This book offers a deep exploration into cultivating a culture of design thinking--a proactive process where teachers work through iterative design cycles and understand how to make what works best work.

      Explore how specific design and leadership approaches can form a framework for leading teacher professional learning
      Learn to navigate through complex educational environments
      Learn from illustrative action items, vignettes, and real-life examples and results

       

      Thinking Mathematically

      Thinking Mathematically is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their powers to think mathematically, whether at school, at university or just out of interest. This book is invaluable for anyone who wishes to promote mathematical thinking in others or for anyone who has always wondered what lies at the core of mathematics. Thinking Mathematically reveals the processes at the heart of mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it involves the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak to immediate experience.

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      Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

      Middle leading refers to those teachers that both teach and have leadership roles, and thus can bridge the gap between the practices of learning and the management of schooling. Focusing on the practices of middle leaders, this book addresses the current lack of support and professional development for middle leaders in educational settings.

      Middle Leadership in Schools positions middle leaders as professional leaders, and an integral part of educational and professional development in schools and other educational institutions. Drawing on empirical research spanning four countries, this book provides readers with a conceptual framework to understand middle leading and shows how middle leading practices unfold in real educational contexts. This is a valuable resource that goes beyond a theoretical conversation about middle leaders to provide readers with practical applications based on extensive research undertaken by the authors. The book is divided into seven chapters, each of which include reflective discussion questions and recommended readings to promote collaborative engagement with the text. Chapters cover topics such as how middle leading is shaped in practice, its role in professional development and its impact on schools.

      Illustrating to middle leaders how they can develop their leadership skills, the book will also be of interest to school principals and other senior leaders as a guide to supporting their middle leaders.

      Middle Leadership in Schools, A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

      Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

      Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Math , six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one it’s about when and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school.

      That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students.

      Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle.

      To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.

      Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

       

       

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      Welcome back to term 4 - we hope you had a relaxing and restful break! 

      Don't forget to seek approval and book to attend MAV22 Annual Conference in December, we are entering the run up to the event during term 4! Bookings are coming in now, with the option to attend in-person (Limited places) or online each day (even one day of each format!).  Please join us for the chance to learn together as the year wraps up. 

      Our Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies is on 14th October - Registrations close Friday 7th October!

      And finally, our membership renewals started this month. It is very important we have the support of membership to continue our work so if you are not member please join us! 

      Best wishes! 

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      MAV Membership 2023 - coming soon!

      Membership renewals - if you did not renew in 2022, you can  fix that! 

      Our 2023 membership renewal cycle is on now, watch your inbox for your renewal notice.

      New Memberships available now!

      If you or your school is not a member, now is a good time to join and get a full year of benefits. For new members, membership is calculated at a pro-rata rate for the remainder of the year, but you will receive journals dating back to January as a bonus!

      For more information on membership categories and benefits visit our website: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Membership

      For all membership support contact Michael Green: mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au 

      New member benefit for 2023!

      A new member benefit for 2023 will be access to our new online community. If you want to know a little more about this read our news page here: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Services-and-News/News 

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      Term 4 Magazine and Journals now available! 

      Don't wait to receive your print copy, read now in digital format.

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      Professional Learning:

      You can select your event and book on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events  

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      Primary mathematics showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogy

      Bookings now open!   

      REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 7TH OCTOBER

      Virtual: Friday 14 October 2022

      Cost: 

      • Students (pre-service teacher members) $30
      • Members $100
      • Non-members $125

      The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference focusing on primary school mathematics education.

      Due to demand for a primary, online professional learning event from teachers across the state, we are arranging a 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. Join us for this hands-on virtual learning event. 

      MAV22 - Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World

      Location:
      La Trobe University, Bundoora or online

      Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022

      Join fellow educators at MAV22 Annual Conference. 'Valuing Mathematics in a Changing World', sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices between mathematics educators.

      Book now on our events page: https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events 

       
         
       

      Primary Mathematics Showcase: Highlighting Best Practice and Pedagogies

      MAV primary consultants and special guest presenters collaborate to present a virtual conference on primary mathematics education.

      Join us for this 'showcase' focused on practical, effective and engaging pedagogies that you can use in your classroom immediately. 

      A full day virtual conference in which MAV education consultants will showcase their favourite workshops and tasks.
      Presenters include MAV Education Consultants and special guests. Includes a great variety of sessions!

      Join live on the day, and have access to all sessions until 31st January, 2023.

       Primary Mathematics Showcase

       

      Presenters include:

      • Jen Bowden - MAV primary Education Consultant
      • Peter Saffin - MAV CEO
      • Dr Paul Swan
      • Narelle Rice
      • Ange Rogers
      • Paul Staniscia
      • Ellen Corovic
      • Thomas Moore
      • Michael Minas
      • Cathy Epstein/Rodgers
      • Andrea O’Connor
      • Jane Hubbard
      • Di Liddell
      • Amanda Cassidy
      • Judy Gregg

        Download the full flyer here

      Date: 14th October 

      Time: 9AM - 3:30PM

      Non Member: $125.00

      Members: $100.00

      Preservice teachers members: $30.00

      Registrations here.

      Registrations close on Friday 7th October.

      For more information contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au 


      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Maths Talent Quest 2022

      Congratulations to all students who entered the MTQ and FLIP Challenge in 2022! This year we received over 400 entries from 50 schools across Victoria. 21 entries were entered into the National MTQ.

      MTQ Coordinators should now have received all results. The awards ceremony will held be on the 20th of October at IMAX for High Distinction and Special Award winners. 

      All MTQ and FLIP resources are available for teachers to access and use in their classrooms year-round.


      MAV Primary Consulting

      Experienced MAV Education consultants have been supporting schools for over 40 years, with support tailored to individual needs.

      MAV 3P’s approach underpins our consulting, focusing on Pedagogy, Planning and Practice to lead change in teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. We work from school leadership down to individual teachers, and support everything in between.

      Our experienced team of Mathematics Education Consultants can design a professional learning package to meet your school’s needs.

      What this entails:

      • coaching,
      • modeled mathematics teaching,
      • whole staff professional learning meetings,
      • supporting professional learning teams, or
      • work with a cluster of schools within a region.
      MAV Primary Consulting

      MAV Education consultants can visit your school weekly, fortnightly or monthly and guide you through ea