Edition 17:01: Professional Learning | Games Days | Membership

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MAVlist mathematics education news

Dear Maths Educators,

Happy new year and welcome back to 2017!

There is a real buzz at MAV this year as we start fresh with our services for 2017. As a member based organisation MAV has been reviewing its services in preparation for 2017. I am pleased to say that we have a lot of ideas on how we can better communicate with you, and on how to improve the services we offer. Keep an eye out for changes!

Our VCE Professional Learning activities are booking fast across Melbourne, don’t miss out!

In the meantime, below you will find some useful links, and events for you to get involved in.

Check out the image to the right also! At our MAV Christmas drinks we had a caricaturist, is that really me? Looking good……

Best wishes for term 1.

Peter Saffin
CEO, Mathematical Association of Victoria

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Professional Learning | MAV brings Professional Learning to you! | Statewide Maths Games Days | Membership renewals | Data Analysis for GM and FM | 1 in 8 doesn’t cut it! | International Mathematical Modelling Challenge 2017 | NZAMT, October 2017



Photo for professional learning survey sectionProfessional Learning

We recently sent out our Professional Learning newsletter, we hope you received it and found something of interest.

We are especially looking forward to our ‘Making Connections: Big Ideas in Mathematics Teaching and Learning’ session with Jim Spithill and Dave Tout, and the ‘Coding hackathon’ with Ben Buckton, Invent the World. For more details on these great events check out the PL newsletter using the link below.

Seats are selling fast across all VCE sessions for the Melbourne full day workshops! Book now. Late enrolments cannot be accepted, make sure you do not miss out.

Click here for our professional learning newsletter



Jen and EllenMAV brings Professional Learning to you!

Check out the lovely photos of our Primary Consultants Jen Bowden and Ellen Corovic out working in schools this week!

Did you know that MAV have highly experienced primary and secondary consultants who go into schools, working hand-in-hand with teachers, faculties, teaching teams and mathematics leaders to help them ‘shift’ their teaching and learning? Every school has a unique context to be considered.

MAV’s approach allows us to tailor our support to meet your needs. This may include:

  • coaching
  • modelled mathematics teaching
  • whole staff professional learning
  • supporting professional learning teams
  • working with a cluster of schools within a region
  • curriculum implementation and support
  • whatever else you need!

For more information about areas MAV can help you to explore click here.

If you want support or advice, or want to change the way you approach maths education in any way, contact Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au



Statewide Maths Games Days

Dates and venues for the 2017 Statewide Games Days are now available on the MAV website.

Registration for the 2017 Games Days will be opened towards the end of term one. Notification of registration opening will be in the next MAVlist.

Click here for dates and venue information.



Membership renewalMembership renewals

Thank you to all those who have renewed their membership in support of MAV.

Those who are still to renew should be receiving a reminder with the first journals for the year.

Please renew asap to ensure you receive all the benefits of a MAV membership.

You can click here to renew now.



Data Analysis for GM and FM

The following news article has some data and a great context around wealth and the links to health that may be of interested for a GM or FM data analysis task.

Check it out by clicking here.



Education Change maker logo1 in 8 doesn’t cut it!

Recent statistics show that only 1 in 8 girls undertake STEM studies in Year 12. That is a problem. Education Changemakers, with the support of the Australian Government, is looking for 30 female STEM educators in Victoria to participate in the WISE Changemaker Program. Through the year-long FREE course, every participant will be supported to get a change project up and running, all of which will be focussed on creative, teacher-led solutions to promote the retention and engagement of girls in STEM areas. Thanks to the Australian Government, program participants have access to up to $45,000 worth of action grants to get their ideas off the ground, and travel subsidies are available to educators travelling for the program from regional and rural areas to Melbourne. It is going to be an exciting and action-biased program! Applications close on the 28th February.

For more information click here.



IM2CInternational Mathematical Modelling Challenge 2017

The IMMC was conducted for the first time in Australia last year, and was well-received by the participating schools.

In 2017 it is anticipated that the number of entries will increase. Accordingly, there is a need to recruit additional markers/judges, so that all entries are fully assessed and compared. The work is voluntary, and will take perhaps 15 hours per person in the judging period in April–May.

If you are interested, please contact the co-ordinator of the Australian IMMC, Ross Turner at ACER, 03 9277 5636 or Ross.Turner@acer.edu.au



nzamt logoNZAMT, October 2017

The Canterbury Mathematical Association has the pleasure of hosting the biennial NZAMT conference in Christchurch from Tuesday 3rd October to Friday 6th October 2017. We invite you to join us and enrich the conference experience to help make it the best NZAMT event yet.

With our ‘Back to the Future’ theme this conference is simultaneously future focused and mindful of past wisdom. It embraces moving mathematics and statistics education forward with all its possibilities of incorporating innovation, expanding knowledge and technology, while at the same time, looking back, learning from and honouring what has gone before.

Deliberately broad, this theme offers speakers and delegates an opportunity to be both reflective and future-looking, to consolidate, regenerate and push the boundaries of mathematics and statistics education. Check out our great international key notes including Dan Meyer and Marion Small.

For more information click here.



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