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Dear Mathematics Educators,
Term 1 is a busy time for you all, as it is for us. Our VCE Professional Learning program is in full swing, there are still a number of events to go including the regional ones, so book now to secure your place.
Tickets for our Escher X nendo exhibition event are selling well, and we would love more people to join us on the 22nd March for this fantastic opportunity. This is suitable for teachers from F to Year 12 or anyone with an interest in the mathematics behind the artwork. See below for more information.
And we also now have a good mix on online and face-to-face professional learning for all teachers from F to Year 10. Coming up in March are some very well thought out sessions:
Finally, we have just opened applications for the 2019 Maths Camp! Read more below.
Find out about all of these and even more below.
ESCHER X NENDO – Between two worlds exhibition
A Special event for Mathematics Educators!
MAV in partnership with La Trobe University and NGV are pleased to announce a special Friday evening event at the ESCHER X NENDO – Between two worlds exhibition.
Dr Katherine Seaton,(Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, La Trobe University) will deliver a special lecture on the mathematics of the exhibition. You will also enjoy entry to the exhibition and a networking opportunity. We look forward to a most enjoyable evening! Places are limited so book now.
Cost: A discounted rate of $40 including a drink voucher.
Friday 22nd March:
6.15pm Arrival at the North Entrance
Maths camp for High Mathematics Potential Rural and Regional 2019 Year 10 Students
Applications are now open for the 2019 Maths camp for high Mathematics potential rural and regional Year 10 students. Feedback from previous students demonstrates they have an awesome experience!
The highly successful and popular camp has been made possible through Victorian Department of Education and Training, Strategic Partnership Program funding. The mathematics camp brings together year 10 high potential rural and regional students to experience what a career in some of the most exciting organisations in the STEM industry look like.
24 students will be selected via an application process to participate in a 4 and half day camp in metropolitan Melbourne to be held during the first week of the Term 2 school holidays (Monday 1st – Friday 5th July).
The aim of the program is to provide a chance for students to gather with like-minded peers and work in small groups to explore and complete a hands-on, real world industry Mathematics based project.
MAV has partnered with four mathematical based industries. Each industry partner will provide students with a project investigation and students will receive daily mentoring by mathematicians and industry representatives.
The week will culminate in students presenting their project findings in the presence of the industry partners, invited guests and parents.
Applications close: Friday 5th April.
MAV 2019 Membership
Membership renewals are due now. Please ensure you pay asap to have ongoing access to member benefits in 2019. Membership benefits will expire on 28th February if not paid.
Thank you to those who have already renewed, we appreciate your support greatly!
For any issues related to renewing your membership contact Michael Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCE Professional Learning
Our VCE program is open for bookings, and some sessions have been delivered but there are still more to come. Sessions include:
Select your dates and locations:
Book for your selected sessions at https://registration.mav.vic.edu.au/Reg/
P to 10 Professional Learning
We have bookings open for a number of 2019 professional learning events, with workshops run by a number of leading mathematics educators.
Considering your approach to professional learning? MAV believes these ten principles are still current, and worth taking into account in your PL program design: Ten key principles from research for the professional development of mathematics teachers, by Doug Clarke ACU.
There is often intense pressure for high-achieving students to chase careers with high salaries and "not waste" their ATARs. Meet the students bucking this trend. The Age.
Morris Kline, a renowned mathematician, talks about concepts of mathematics, the new math, and God in a vintage interview. Click here to view.
Opinion on ABC news: These are the jobs that will still exist once the robots take over.
Girls and their Mums learn coding for equality. The Age.
MAV18 Conference presentations, watch now!
MAV18 Conference presentations are now available including newly released live recordings from Eddie Woo and Robyn Jorgensen. (Alongside those made available previously: Alan Finkel and Lynne McClure)
Important News and Events
New VCAL Numeracy resource
In partnership with Mathematics Association of Victoria the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation have developed a new resource entitled "What are the odds?"
In this unit students will learn about the randomness of gambling games/activities along with the limited chances of winning, given the size of gambling losses in Australia and the difficulty in predicting outcomes.
Students will gain an understanding:
Within the unit of work spreadsheets are provided for demonstrating gambling outcomes and data.
PowerPoint presentations have been developed that provide teachers and students with an overview of each of the units of work.
To view this resource and other curriculum resources please visit https://responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/reducing-harm/schools/resources-teachers/
MAV to exhibit at National Future Schools:
Did you know we will be exhibiting at National FutureSchools Expo + Conferences next month in Melbourne?
National FutureSchools Expo + Conferences from 20-21st March at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is all about K-12 education; consisting of one central exhibition and six parallel conferences designed to tackle six specific areas of the future school.
MAV will be demonstrating best practice in maths education, and can provide you with advice in relation to in-school support, resources and various other activities we run.
You can visit us at the Expo for FREE. Book your ticket here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/331443?categoryid=2518490&discountcode=MAV
We have worked with National FutureSchools to subsidise registration costs to offer a 15% discount code so you too can attend the pre-event Masterclasses or Conferences to learn about new developments and technologies from over 150 leading speakers from Australia and around the world.
Simply quote “MAV15” or use the following link when registering to get your discount: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/331443?discountcode=MAV15
42nd Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2019.
Join mathematic educators and academics at MERGA 42 Conference held from 30 June-4 July, 2019 at Curtin University Perth, Western Australia. For more information please visit http://www.promaco.com.au/events/MERGA/.
Foundations of Primary Mathematics Education
An introductory guide for primary teachers covering the principles of effective pedagogy and explaining the core content of the primary mathematics curriculum.
Author: John West, Fiona Budgen
Member price: $46.48
Why we love this book: Featuring graphics and worked examples and using clear and friendly language throughout, this is the essential introduction for people wishing to build confidence and enthusiasm in teaching primary mathematics.
A guide for teachers on understanding numeracy and its application in both primary and secondary schooling.
Being numerate involves more than mastering basic mathematics. Numeracy connects the mathematics learned at school with out-of-school situations that require capabilities such as problem solving, critical judgment, and sense-making related to non-mathematical contexts.
This book provides prospective and practising teachers with practical, research-based strategies for embedding numeracy across the primary and secondary school curriculum.
Based on the authors’ ten-year research program, the text explains what numeracy is and how numeracy has developed as an educational goal. It describes in detail the five dimensions of the authors’ model: attention to real-life contexts; application of mathematical knowledge; use of physical, representational and digital tools; the promotion of positive dispositions towards the use of mathematics to solve problems encountered in day-to-day life; and a critical orientation to interpreting mathematical results and making evidence-based judgements.
There is guidance on how to embed numeracy across all subjects within the curriculum, how to assess numeracy learning and how to deal with challenges and dilemmas including working with discipline boundaries and developing support resources.
Why we love this book: Featuring practical examples and case studies throughout, this book will build pre-service teacher confidence, demystify common misconceptions and grounds theory into practice in this vital area of student competency.
Author: Merrilyn Goos, Vince Geiger, Shelley Dole, Helen Forgasz, Anne Bennison
Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren’t left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is ‘e’ a magic number?
The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned.
Member price: $27.29
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