2019 Annual General Meeting

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

The formal ‘Notice of Meeting’ including Proxy form can be found here.

Time: Arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm welcome and AGM.

Following the AGM Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER will present on ACER's work on 'The Concept of Progressions in Mathematics Learning', making links to the Gonski 2.0 recomendations.

The Concept of Progression in Mathematics Learning: Professor Geoff Masters AO

In each year of school, the most advanced ten per cent of students in mathematics are at least five to six years ahead of the least advanced ten per cent of students. There is some international evidence that this variability increases across the years of school, possibly because students in the tail of the distribution fall increasingly far behind. At the same time, it is well established that successful mathematics learning depends on appropriately targeted teaching; students are less likely to learn successfully when taught what they already know or when they lack the prerequisites for what they are being taught. Targeted teaching depends on the ability to establish the points individuals have reached in their mathematics learning, including the misunderstandings they have developed. This, in turn, depends on a frame of reference that describes the long-term development (or progression) of mathematical knowledge, understandings and skills. This presentation will describe ACER’s work to develop empirically-based learning progressions in mathematics, making links to the Gonski 2.0 recommendations.

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Geoff Masters is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of the Australian Council for Educational Research, positions he has held since 1998.

Professor Masters has conducted a number of reviews for governments, including a review of examination procedures in the NSW Higher School Certificate; an investigation of options for the introduction of an Australian Certificate of Education; a national review of options for reporting and comparing school performances; reviews of strategies for improving literacy and numeracy learning in government schools in Queensland and the Northern Territory; and a review of senior secondary assessment and tertiary entrance procedures in Queensland. Most recently, Professor Masters worked with the Western Australian Department of Education to develop a Principal Performance Improvement Tool. He is currently undertaking a review of the K-12 school curriculum for the New South Wales Education Standards Authority.

Professor Masters’ contributions to education have been recognised through the award of the Australian College of Educators’ Medal in 2009 and his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014.

This will be followed by d
rinks, nibbles and conversation with special guests of ACER.

All MAV members and other interested guest are welcome to attend.


ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
19 Prospect Hill Rd
Camberwell VIC 3124

RSVP: are now closed.

Draft proposed new constitution

The MAV Council have been working on a new Constitution for the Association using a thorough process that took over 12 months to complete. MAV engaged Mills Oakley Lawyers who are experienced in developing constitutions for the NFP sector, to guide the Council and ensure that the new constitution is legally sound, and will cater for the needs of MAV and its members into the future.

A special resolution will be put to members at the AGM to adopt the constitution.

If you have any feedback or questions on the consitution of the prcess used they should be sent to Peter Saffin, CEO.  psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au or 0403 600 120

The new Constitution and a document outlining the differences to the current constitution are available here.

Nominations for Council

Nominations for Council are now closed for 2019.

Peter Batchelor

Peter is the Webmaster of the Mathematical Association of Victoria. A long, long time ago he was a Primary teacher and then taught computer subjects and Mathematics to Year 10 before becoming a lecturer at RMIT and then working with subject associations to develop their web presence.

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