MAV17 Conference - Achieving Excellence in MATHS. 7-8 December 2017. Registration closing soon!


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MAV 17 Conference


MAV17 registration closing 26th November

Registrations for MAV17 conference have been fantastic with over 1400 currently booked in. With only one week to go before registrations close on 26th November, don’t delay in booking in for this annual education event!

The MAV17 54th conference will be held at La Trobe University on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December. This year’s conference theme is Achieving excellence in M.A.T.H.S and the five sub themes – Mindset, Assessing, Targeting, Hands-on, and Shifting the Narrative.

Full details of registration costs and entitlements are available on the conference website.

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Keynote Presentations

Just a reminder of our MAV17 conference keynote presenters. We will have six keynotes on each day.

Thursday 7 December 2017
A 1

Catherine Attard

Western Sydney University

Primary – middle years

Engagement and mathematics: What is it, and what does it look like?

Sponsored by
Nelson Cengage

A 2

David Butler

The University of Adelaide, SA

All levels

Playful and joyful maths

A 3

Dan Finkel

Math for Love

All levels

Making and breaking conjectures

Sponsored by
Maths Pathways logo

A 4

Hayley Dureau

Mount Waverley Secondary College


Maths bootcamp and the lessons I learned…

A 5

Sarah Hopkins

Monash University


Strategy choice is key for building number fluency: New approaches for teaching the basic facts to children who are falling behind.

Recent article from Sarah on Number fluency – Strategy choice is key.

A 6

Dave Tout and
Ross Turner

ACER, Victoria


All levels

Two oldish codgers reflecting on what excellence means in maths education, with a focus on the critical role of assessment

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Friday 8 December 2017
F 1

Sarah Ferguson



Targeting Student understanding

F 2

David Clarke and
Carmel Mesiti

The University of Melbourne


The International Lexicon Project: Giving a name to what we do.

F 3

Norman Do

Monash University

All levels

How, What, and Why I Think About Maths

F 4

Dan Finkel

Math for Love

All levels

Pure mathematics

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F 5

Trish Jelbart,
Nicole Merlich
and Cathy Bushell

Victoria University

All levels

Success in tertiary education requires maths!

F 6

Amy MacDonald

Charles Sturt University

Early Years

Assessing young children’s mathematical strengths


Full details of the keynotes and session can be found in our conference synopsis

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