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Welcome to Term 3!
There are a wealth of activities you can access coming up this term, you can see many opportunities below, something is bound to meet your school needs!
At the end of term 2, 2018, MAV held its second ever Primary Mathematics Education Conference. The event was an astounding success with attendees 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. Speakers are hand-picked and showcase the work of both MAV and MGSE, linking research to practice and providing schools with resources and ideas to go and implement immediately. This year the theme was ‘Critical and Creative thinking in the Mathematics Classroom’, and speakers really brought this to life. Find out more on our news page.
For term 3 Professional Learning see below. We are starting to roll out our Free online workshops thanks to the installation of a new video conferencing unit at MAV, and the funding from the Victoria Department of Education and Training, under the Strategic Partnerships Program. Sign up now for sessions.
Free Online Professional Learning
The following workshops are FREE to all Victoria teachers. Hosted by MAV, these workshops will be ‘hands-on’ offering a similar experience as our face to face workshop – but now available to more schools across the state!
We recommend that teachers gather at a DET school in your areas with a Polycom unit to join the workshops. Although individuals can join using mobile device, the nature of the workshops will encourage collaboration and being with others is going to provide improved outcomes.
If you are looking for a school in your area that you can attend, contact us for help in identifying a location near you.
To volunteer as a hub for a session in your area contact:
Each person attending needs to sign up via the website, links below.
Event: Girls in STEM: Be 'inspired by curiosity'
Our Girls in STEM event is shaping up well. Bookings close Wednesday 25th July, so don’t miss out.
This event will explore females in STEM careers with a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students will hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.
Presenters will share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, the impact of being a female, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. An interactive panel discussion will follow. Meet our speakers here.
There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers.
MAV Student Activities Term 3
The Victorian Maths Talent Quest registration closes on Monday 23 July. Please check the MAV website for important dates.
Statewide Mathematics Games Days:
There are limited places available for teams for the Statewide Games Days being run in Term 3. Register here.
2018 MAV Membership: Special EOFY offer!
July Special! We are having an EOFY sale! Why not, everyone else does……
As we are 50% through the year new members can enjoy 50% off the membership price.
Contact Michael Green, Membership Officer on 03 9380 2399 to join now and redeem this offer before the end of July. email@example.com.
Don’t forget MAV now offers Free Pre-service teacher/student memberships. Find out more here.
Term 2 Common Denomination and Journals
Our latest edition of Common Denominator is now available. You can read it online here.
PDF copies of Vinculum and Prime Number can be accessed by members after logging into the member area of the website.
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning: VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Curriculum Planning Guides have been published here.
Other important News and EventsNational Mathematics Summer School
Year 11 students are welcome to apply to attend the NMSS, a two-week summer school held on the 6th-19th January 2018 in Canberra. Application forms have been mailed out to schools with the last MAV mailout but can also been downloaded here.
Applications close on 27th July 2018 and the MAV Test for NMSS will be held on 3 August 2018 at the applicant’s school.
Essential revision resource COMING SOON – Maths Methods Exam 2 with ClassPad
In time for exam season, a set of video solutions to the 2017 VCE Mathematical Methods Examination 2 will be released on July 16th. These video solutions present clear and concise ways to think about the mathematics being examined, as well as a step-by-step demonstration of effective CAS use, featuring the Casio ClassPad II. Also included, a video on the creation of user-defined functions, a powerful technique for performing routine computations efficiently.
These videos, ready for you to share with your students, will be available from http://www.casio.edu.shriro.com.au/app/view_module_collection.php?id=5
Also available - solutions to the 2011-2016 VCE Mathematical Methods Examination 2
Important ClassPad OS update released – 2.01.4 – Improved CAS algorithms and bug fixes
Based on teacher feedback, and the ongoing development of the ClassPad’s CAS agorithms,
Casual Marking Positions – International Schools’ Assessment
ACER is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified markers to mark mathematical literacy, scientific literacy, reading or writing responses from students in international schools from Years 3 to 10.
Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the position outline here: http://www.acer.edu.au/careers/current-opportunities
Apply for this Position at https://goo.gl/forms/tDRWFDJA6zBCj8Op1.
Applications close 5:00pm Wednesday 25 July 2018.
ATO’s 2018 Tax, Super + You competition
The Tax, Super + You competition, which will run from 2 July to 2 November, invites high school students to develop creative ideas on how they think tax and/or super contributes to the community.
There are two categories - Junior Secondary (Years 7-9) and Senior Secondary (Years 10-12) with a total cash prize pool of $6,200 to be won (See prize breakdown below).
To help students learn about tax and super, the ATO has also published teaching resources in line with the Australian curriculum, which school teachers can incorporate into their lesson plans.
The materials are available for download at https://www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au
The top 10 finalists will be announced in November 2018.
For competition details please visit: taxsuperandyou.gov.au/competition-about
Game Changers & Change Makers – STEM FESTIVAL
A day of STEM for National Science Week
Join us for fantastic keynotes, workshops, and activities.
Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18
PHONE: (03) 97038111
REGISTER NOW: www.trybooking.com/394212
Professional Development Opportunity for Years 5, 6, and 7 Maths Teachers in an International Research Project
Profs David Clarke (University of Melbourne) and Doug Clarke (Australian Catholic University) are running a research project that studies mathematics teachers’ thinking processes during lesson planning, teaching, and reflection. We are currently recruiting Years 5, 6, and 7 teachers to take part in the project.
If you agree to participate in this project, you will be asked to adapt and teach a provided lesson plan (Lesson 1) and then create a lesson plan yourself for a follow-up lesson and teach the lesson (Lesson 2). You will also be asked to complete several online questionnaires before and after teaching Lessons 1 and 2. Participation in this project will involve approximately 10 hours in total (including the teaching of Lessons 1 and 2). Your time commitment in this project can count towards your professional development to meet registration requirements if you are a registered teacher in Victoria. (If you are registered in a different state or territory in Australia, your participation time may still count towards your required professional development but please check your local requirements.)
To register your interest in participating in the project or to find out more, visit https://learningfromlessons.iccr.edu.au/survey/
Expression of Interest - Curriculum Writers for Maths and Physics
Preference will be given to candidates who can also additionally demonstrate:
Excellent self-direction and time-management skills are essential since successful candidates will have the flexibility to work from home in their own time to meet mutually established delivery dates.
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