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2018 Maths Talent Quest Special Awards


Primary Mathematics Conference leads the way in critical and creative thinking

Date: 1 November 2018

Girls in STEM

In August 2018, 297 students from 27 schools gathered at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar for MAV’s Girls in STEM Day. Various industry partners supported the event, with Ford acting as Gold Sponsor.

This is the second year that MAV has run this event and it won’t be the last! The day was inspiring and it’s fair to say that students’ attitudes to STEM won’t ever be the same.

STEM is infinitely interesting and the career possibilities are sky high.

Read more here.


Date: 30 October 2018

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Congratulations to all students and schools who entered the 2018 Maths Talent Quest (MTQ).

The 2018 MTQ had 677 entries from 82 school across Victoria and Tasmania and once again was hit!

The culmination of the MTQ is celebration and awards ceremony at La Trobe University, attended by around 1000 teachers, students and parents/guardians.

Read more here.


Date: 3 July 2018

MAV Primary Conference

At the end of term 2, 2018, MAV held its second ever Primary Mathematics Education Conference.

The event was an outstanding success with an increased number of delegates in 2018 responding very positively about the engaging and high-quality sessions.

The conference is a collaboration between MAV and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), at The University of Melbourne.

Read more here.

Meet the 2018 to 2019 MAV Council


Launch of MAV Strategic Plan 2018 to 2020


MAV Launches Free Pre-Service Teacher Memberships in 2018

Date: 23 May 2018

Michaela Epstein

At the AGM on Tuesday 22 May 2018, the MAV Council was appointed for the coming year.

MAV would like to thank Monash University for hosting the AGM in their cutting edge new Education building. The AGM ran smoothly and was followed by an entertaining guest speaker, Dr Norman Do, of Monash University who amazed us with the mathematics of knot theory. Life member Liz Burns was ‘roped into’ an activity and tied in knots by Norman, her former student!

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Date: 22 May 2018

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At the MAV AGM on Tuesday 22nd May, MAV President, Michaela Epstein, launched the recently approved MAV Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020.

The Strategic Plan has been developed in light of both MAV’s mission – as a membership-driven association to provide a voice, leadership and professional support for maths education – as well as the context in which MAV operates. 

Read more here.


Date: 10 January 2018

pre-service teacher membership

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) Council has endorsed the launch of free Pre-service Teacher, (University Student) Membership starting from 2018. This includes secondary mathematics teacher specialists and all primary and early years teachers who are required to teach mathematics. As pre-service teachers are the basis of MAV’s future membership, it is critical that this important group are provided support and services to ensure they are highly prepared for a future in the classroom.

Read more here.

Earlier news items

3 January 2018: MAV receives SPP funding for maths camp and online PL.

3 November 2017: Awards for Maths Talent Quest.

3 November 2017: MAV launches new Primary Resources web support.

30 October 2017: 2017 Maths Talent Quest a great success!

27 September 2017: James Russo appointed Editor of Prime Number.

31 July 2017: Inquiry into School to Work Transition.

29 July 2017: MAV enjoys 2017 AAMT conference.

5 July 2017: Literacy and Numeracy Strategy launched.

28 June 2017: MAV delivers its first Girls in Stem Day.

27 June 2017: Primary Conference a great success!

17 May 2017. Appointment of 2017-2018 MAV Council.

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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