MAV Term 2 and 3 Professional Learning Opportunities: April Update

 

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Term 2 and 3 Professional Learning Opportunities: April Update

Welcome to our April Professional Learning update.

We have seen great attendance at our events so far this year, and I expect term 2 will be no different!

Making Confident Maths Teachers has been especially popular this year with recent graduates and those out of field. This very special program meets a real need, and will continue throughout the year. If you have teachers who need support around the basics please send them along. Upcoming topics for term 2 include ratio, proportion and percentages, linear functions and equations, linear and quadratic factorising and expanding. See below for more details.

Our program is evolving, and we are offering some new events. I especially look forward to the session on ‘Algorithmic thinking, flow-charts and coding in transition years’. A highly relevant and interesting topic.

We are also close to announcing a new primary school maths conference in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) for the 23rd and 24th of June (hold the date!). There will be a Primary Maths Leaders day, and a Primary Teachers day. Keep your eyes open for this very exciting announcement to come very soon!

Regards,
Peter Saffin
CEO

 

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(VCE) Meet the Assessors Evening

Date:    3 May 2017
Venue:    Terang College
Time:    5:00pm – 7:30pm

During this workshop assessors for Methods and Further Maths will discuss the processes for setting and marking the 2016 examinations. The presenters will provide a full analysis of the 2016 examinations highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings.

For more details and to register click here.

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(VCE) Specialist Maths: Understanding sampling distributions and hypothesis testing

Date:    31 May 2017
Venue:    The Mathematical Association of Victoria, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
Time:   5:00pm – 6:30pm
Who should attend:   VCE Teachers

This session will be targeted at understanding random variables and their sampling distributions. It will also look at the area of significance testing in terms of understanding hypothesis tests, p-values and their interpretational and the impact of sample size.

Our presenter, Susan James works at AMSI (the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute) as part of the CHOOSEMATHS project team based at Melbourne University.

For more information and to register click here.

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(S) Making Confident Maths Teachers

This popular program will continue in terms 1 and 2. It is for teacher who would like inexpensive workshops led by Ian Lowe to help them with engaging activities to help students (and themselves if needed) to understand years 7 to 10 maths.
Current dates are: Ratio, proportion and percentages (April 29), Linear functions and equations (May 13), Linear and quadratic factorising and expanding (May 27), Measurement (July 29), Geometry (August 12), probability and statistics (August 26).

For more details and to register click here.

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(S) Hands on Algebra

Date:    17 May 2017
Venue:    The Mathematical Association of Victoria, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
Time:    4:30pm – 6:00pm
Who should attend:   Year 7 – 10 Teachers

Year 7 – 10 students often struggle with the “abstractness” of Algebra. In this workshop participants will work through some examples of hands on Algebra tasks demonstrating real life applications of Algebra and some hands on materials that assist students to better understand Algebra. Our presenter is Helen Haralambous, MAV Consultant.

For more information and to register click here.

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(P & S) Algorithmic thinking, flow-charts and coding in transition years

Date:    24 May 2017
Venue:    The Mathematical Association of Victoria, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
Time:    5:00pm – 6:30pm
Who should attend:   Year 5 – 8 Teachers

This session is aimed at Years 5 - 8 teachers who have had no prior exposure to coding. Participants will be run through a selection of examples and activities addressing progression points VCMNA194, 221, 251, 254 and 282. Participants will be encouraged to code their own simple programs during the session using freely available web interfaces.  Our presenter is Martin Buchholtz.

For more information and to register click here.

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(P) Dr Paul Swan - Worded questions, problem solving, engaging games and YOUR maths programDr Paul Swan

Date:    22 July 2017
Venue:    The Mathematical Association of Victoria, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
Time:    9:45am registration for 10:00am – 1:00pm
Who should attend:   F - 6 Teachers

In this workshop, Dr Paul Swan will equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop a meaningful mathematics program within your teaching context.  During this hands-on workshop, you will be equipped with games, activities, planning documents, examples of materials and assessment techniques.

For more information click here.

Don’t forget about all the great resources from
Dr Paul Swan available on the MAVshop.

Paul Swan booksPopular card game items include:

Or maybe get a collection with this 8 book pack.

For more products from Paul, visit the MAVshop and search for ‘Swan’

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