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1-2 December, La Trobe University, Bundoora


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Keynote Speakers


  • Burkard Polster - Monash University, VIC
  • Dr Paul Swan - WA
  • Associate Professor Anne Gervasoni - Monash University, VIC
  • Professor Joanne Mulligan - Macquarie University, NSW (PRESENTATION)
  • Matt Sexton - Australian Catholic University, VIC
  • Rob Vingerhoets - VIC
  • Dr Derek Hurrell - University of Notre Dame, WA
  • Russell Tytler - Deakin University, VIC (PRESENTATION)


  • Marty Ross 
  • Dr Rhonda Farragher - University of Queensland, QLD
  • Professor Janette Bobis - University of Sydney, NSW (PRESENTATION)
  • Dr Tracey Muir - University of Tasmania, TAS
  • Professor Doug Clarke - Australian Catholic University, VIC
  • Dr Jill Brown - Australian Catholic University, VIC
  • Yvonne Reilly, Jodie Parsons & Thao Huynh - Sunshine College, VIC
  • Dr Gaye Williams - Deakin University, VIC


B52 - 2015 Math Methods CAS Examinations (Allason McNamara PRESENTATION / Mary Papp PRESENTATION)

C22 - What Maths Do Your Students Really Need After They Leave School? (PRESENTATION)

C49 - 2015 Specialist Mathematics Examinations (PRESENTATION)



Information about and keynotes from previous conferences

The Mathematical Association of Victoria 2017 conference will be held on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December 2017 at La Trobe University, Bundoora.  More details will be available shortly.

CALL FOR OPTIONS will open in early 2017

For SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITING opportunities or interested in VOLUNTEERING please contact Jacqui Diamond


Information about and keynotes from previous conferences

Luciano-the-possumMath Treats
by Luciano the Possum

Math Treats are published each term in Vinculum, MAV's Secondary Mathematics journal.
Earlier issues contained MathsBites and MathSnacks.

Volume 54 2017 Term 1 Living in a post-truth world?  
Volume 53 2016 Term 4 Numbers as Shapes  
    Term 3 Games of Chance and Skill  
    Term 2 Mountains and Angles  
    Term 1 Recreational Maths  
Volume 52 2015 Term 4 Mathematics in Architecture  
    Term 3 Population Modelling  
    Term 2 Geometric Playtime  

Registrations for 2017 VCE workshops are now open.

2017 VCE Professional Learning Days

Friday 17th February Melbourne University CLOSED
Monday 20th February Federation University, Gippsland  CLOSED
Friday 24th February Federation University, Ballarat CLOSED
Friday 3rd March La Trobe University, Bendigo CLOSED

2017 Meet the Assessors

Tuesday 7th March Wangaratta CLOSED
Tuesday 14th March Horsham CLOSED
Wednesday 15th March Geelong CLOSED
Monday 20th March Williamstown CLOSED
Tuesday 28 March Burwood  23rd March
Wednesday 29 March Burwood  23rd March
Wednesday 3rd May Terang  26th April

2017 SAC Evenings

Monday 6 March Thornbury  CLOSED
Wednesday 8 March Burwood  CLOSED
Thursday 9 March Burwood  CLOSED
Wednesday 22nd March Thornbury  CLOSED
Monday 27th March  Terang  22nd March


To register for these workshops, click here:

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Our maths education programs are growing and we have opportunities available!

Mathematics Education Consultant, Secondary Schools

  • Help take established program to the next level
  • Team focussed role, with a hands-on approach
  • Opportunity to share your expertise for the good of mathematics education
  • Are you ready for the next step in your career?
  • Part time (0.6)

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) is seeking an inspiring and organised Education Consultant (Secondary School), who is capable of supporting our existing program. This is part time role, 3 days per week.

MAV Education Consultants work as part of a dynamic team to ensure the timely, efficient delivery of a range of services related to the professional work of the Association. In particular the provision of quality professional development and teacher events, student activities, membership activities, the annual conference, and the development and dissemination of resources and publications for mathematics educators.

To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter, able to demonstrate exceptional communication, leadership, mathematical knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and organisational skills. You will require excellent team orientation to work collaboratively with staff including other consultants, events staff, volunteers and committees across various projects. You will also possess an ability to direct people when required, and to just get things done.

You will be willing to get hands-on to address all aspects of the role. You will be responsible for the end to end process of your allocated programs, and will work with other consultants to deliver programs. Experience in the following will be highly advantageous; organising and delivering events such as professional development or student activity days, creating and managing budgets, consulting in schools, and developing educational resources.

You will be able to hit the ground running and make a positive contribution to the team, ensuring each program runs smoothly and is successful. If you think this is the role for you, apply now including a cover letter and CV addressing the key requirements.

You must be an Australian citizen or able to work in Australia. We require the successful applicant to start as soon as possible in term 2. A drivers licence and ability to travel to regional areas for events is required.

A position description is available upon request. Remuneration is as per Leading Teacher rates aligned to experience.

Send your applications to ASAP or by Wednesday 28th March.

Mathematics Education Consultants, Primary Schools (Contract)

Due to an expanding program of consulting, MAV requires Primary Education Consultants who can work as contractors to support delivery of consulting services to primary schools:
•    You would be engaged as an independent contractor to deliver services on behalf of MAV
•    Work could be regular and ongoing during term time
•    Some one-off projects may be available
•    Expertise in maths education, maths leadership and preferably experience with project management, introducing new programs into schools, organising education based events, and/or education consulting is required

If this is of interest send your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and areas of interest to Peter Saffin, CEO;


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The Mathematical Association of Victoria. 61 Blyth Street Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Telephone: +613 9380 2399     Facsimile: +613 9389 0399     Email:

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3-4 December, La Trobe University, Bundoora

The conference was again full of energy, ideas and new products. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Conference Synopsis as a Flipbook 

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Presentations will be loaded onto this page as they become available:

AK1 Dianne Siemon Keynote - Privileging Understanding and Prioritising Proficiency - Addressing the STEM Challenge


Registration Fees

Registration Type 1 Day 2 Days
Member Metro $248 $496
Member Non-Metro $240 $480
Non-Member $327 $654
Student, Pre-Service Teacher, Retired $123 $244
  • 2015 Conference Dinner $89

Register here


Select to attend two days of the conference for $655 at the Non-Member rate and we will include an individual membership for 2016 (valued at $159)


Located a short 10 minute drive from La Trobe University, this is a 4 star hotel. A shuttle bus will operate between Rydges and La Trobe University on the Thursday and Friday of the conference. The below prices do not include breakfast.

Option 1


These rooms consist of 1 single bed 190cm long x 94cm wide and offer a work station with high speed internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, small bathroom with shower over toilet and self-controlled air conditioning.

Student Room: $76.00 per Room/per Night

Option 2


Featuring floor to ceiling glass, these rooms consist of either 2 single beds or 1 queen bed and offer a work station with high speed internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, wet bathroom style en-suite and self-controlled air conditioning.

BreakFree Queen/Twin: $120.00 per Room/per Night

Option 3

1 Bed Manhattan Room

Simply stunning 1 Bed Manhattan offers 1 queen Rydges dream bed, self-contained kitchenette including stove top, microwave, fridge, lounge and dining. All rooms feature work station, high speed internet, Foxtel, self-controlled reverse cycle air conditioning/heating, minibar, LCD TV & in room safe.

1 Bed Manhattan Room: $175.00 per Room/per Night

Option 4

2 Bed Manhattan Room

As per the 1 Bed Manhattan but with 2 queen Rydges Dream Beds

2 Bed Manhattan Room: $240.00 per Room/per Night

All rooms are subject to availability.
We have placed a limited hold on rooms so book early to secure a room.


Student Rooms
Glenn and Menzies Colleges are located on campus at La Trobe University. These are student rooms used during the year so are not spacious. Please note also that there are a number of other patrons staying at the college at the same time so there may be some noise during your stay. These rooms consist of 1 single bed. Bathrooms are shared with 1 bathroom for every 4 rooms. You will need to bring your own toiletries and soap. The below price does not include breakfast.

Student Room: $45 Per Room/Per Night


Expo applications are now being accepted:

Conference Expo Application (word document)

Conference Expo Floorplan (as PDF)


All enquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Julie Allen
The Mathematical Association of Victoria
61 Blyth Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
PH: 61 (0) 3 9380 2399
Fx: 61 (0) 3 9389 0399



Information about and keynotes from previous conferences

made by maths flyerThe MAV’s Made By Maths app is a comprehensive guide that explores mathematical beauty of key landmarks, structures and architecture in Melbourne.

Aimed at students and teachers to connect mathematical classroom learning with real world mathematics. Key mathematical terms are explained and explored through engaging and supportive graphics. The ability to take in-app photos of your journey and complete “Things to Do” challenges further enhances this learning experience.

The content was developed by The Mathematical Association of Victoria and is a rich and entertaining source of information. It is aimed at inspiring school students to continue their appreciation of mathematics.

New packages will be added and will be available through in-app purchasing when available.

Download a flyer here.

App features:

  • historical and mathematical  information;
  • videos, graphics and text that supports mathematical concepts;
  • incorporates a ‘Things to Do’ section for each mathematical walk and landmark;
  • photo journal – create one for your personal experience;
  • all data collected by the App will be available to view at; and
  • self paced learning

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To enrich learning, teacher resource materials are available. These resources are aimed at supporting teachers to organise their schools/classes excursions.

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