Primary Mathematics Education Conference Launch

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 MAV and The University of Melbourne Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) are delighted to open registrations for the 2018 primary school mathematics education conference:

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

primary conferenceThe Victorian Curriculum states that ‘The Critical and Creative Thinking capability focuses on the development of increasingly complex and sophisticated processes of thinking’. The knowledge and skills required for Critical and Creative Thinking must be explicitly taught if students are to develop and apply the skills and learning dispositions that support logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking in mathematics.

Join us in 2018 to investigate Critical and Creative Thinking, focusing on:

  • questions and questioning for deep learning
  • rich tasks, challenging tasks and inquiry based learning
  • reasoning and metacognition
  • digital technologies
  • early childhood; 4 year old to Year 2 conference stream

Join us again in 2018 for this exciting event!


Major SponsorThe Education State | Victoria State Government | Education and Training


Light Bulb Moments and Rich Conversations

The opportunity to attend the 2017 MAV Primary Conference was a rich and rewarding experience. The thought provoking sessions, with a strong through line based on the mathematical proficiency of reasoning, provided a catalyst for thinking about the ‘how’ of maths as opposed to the ‘what.’ The conference was extremely valuable in providing current research as well as sharing practical pedagogical strategies. 

Attending with a group of colleagues from our school, we were exposed to different ways of thinking with regards to the mathematic curriculum and how to interact with it through the lens of reasoning. Light bulb moments and rich conversations flowed thick and fast with each workshop that we attended.

As leading teacher for mathematics at our school, the MAV Primary Conference provided a springboard for developing professional collective inquiries based on reasoning. These inquiries were grounded by the common experience that we were so fortunate to experience at the conference.

I cannot recommend the conference highly enough from both the perspective of a leader as well as that of classroom teacher.

Terri Truscott
Leading Teacher
Dandenong Primary School


Book now, select your day:

For mathematics education leaders   For primary school teachers
Friday 22 June, 2018   Saturday 23 June, 2018

Mathematics leaders and those with an interest in mathematics education leadership within primary schools including Principals, Deputy Principals, Numeracy Leaders, Academics, Vic DET, VCAA and others.

 Register here 

This day is designed for primary teachers regardless of experience level. Sessions will build your confidence and develop your professional ability as a primary mathematics teacher in a supportive, hands-on and engaging series of workshops.

 Register here 

This truly collaborative event is hosted at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne and includes high-quality presenters and a variety of session options. Learn from leaders with practical and educational research experience, from The Mathematical Association of Victoria and Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

For more information and to register visit the conference webpage.

Download the Conference flier here.

The full program is available here.

We hope to see you there!


Peter Saffin
Chief Executive Officer
The Mathematical Association of Victoria


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