Edition 19:7: Professional Learning and Student Activities galore



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Dear Mathematics Educators,

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

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

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

Peter Saffin







MAV19 Annual Conference; Call for Options

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

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Upcoming F to 12 Professional Learning events

Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference

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

Thursday 20 June, 2019

Leading whole school improvement in mathematics education



Friday 21 June, 2019

Improving classroom-based learning; Primary and Early Childhood

Other Professional Learning

Critical and creative thinking through mathematics reflections

FREE Virtual learning session

Presenter: Penny Crossland

Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 6

Monday 19th June:  4.00pm to 5.00pm

Making connections between Problem Solving and Mathematical Proficiency

FREE Virtual learning session

Presenter:  Paul Staniscia

Who should attend: Teachers of F to 6

Thursday 8 August: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Horsham Mathematics Education Conference 2019

Incorporating the big ideas and mathematical proficiencies to challenge student thinking

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

Who should attend: Teachers of Years F to 10

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

MAV19 Annual Conference


Early Bird registration open – get first choice of sessions!

Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December 2019




Student events galore!

National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS)

Applications are now open!

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

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

MAV VCE Revision Lectures registrations open!

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

More information including prices, dates and venues click here

Girls in STEM: ‘Empowering Curiosity’

Bookings now open!

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

Find out more here.



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Join the MAV CommunityWhy join the MAV community?

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

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

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

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

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



AMT competitionAustralian Mathematics Competition

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

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

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

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

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




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

25 Games for Games Days


Rowco Cards

Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards

Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards



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