Edition 17:12: In-School Consulting | 2018 Membership | MAV17 Annual Conference

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Dear Mathematics Educators,
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MAV continues to improve its operations, and in doing so the MAV Council have now approved new child safety and protection policies and procedures including:

  • MAV Child Safe Statement of Commitment
  • MAV Child Protection Policy and Procedures
  • MAV Child Safety Code of Conduct

These are available from our website:


  • MAV is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. The MAV has zero tolerance for child abuse.
  • MAV is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.
  • Every person involved in MAV including our members, have a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

We want our members, and those who work with us to understand the importance of this to MAV’s mission. If you have any questions about this please let me know.

I hope to see many of you at conference, I will be around both days so please drop by for a chat.


Peter Saffin




In school consultingIn-School consulting for 2018

We are currently booking in schools that require support in 2018, most of whom are continuing after their great progress made in 2017. If you are interested in support let us know now so that we can discuss your needs and schedule you in. Consultants can focus on supporting your FISO goal implementation. Our coaching and mentoring demonstrates and uses the High Impact Teaching Strategies, enabling your school to work towards meeting the Education State targets. We tailor our support to your needs.

To find out more about what we can do click here. Contact Jen Bowden at jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au to organise a discussion.



MAV News

Check out the latest MAV news:

2017 Outstanding Service Awards for Maths Talent Quest

MAV launches new Primary Support web page

2017 Maths Talent Quest a great success!


2018 MAV Membership, act now!

Our Association has over 1400 members from all sectors of education and provides membership benefits to a growing network of over 13,500 mathematics educators. Be a part of it!


You will have received your 2018 membership renewal notice. Thank you to those who have renewed, we have had a great response so far.

For those who renew their membership before the MAV17 Annual Conference held on the 7th and 8th of December, you will go into the draw for gift vouchers to the value of $150 for third, $300 second, and $400 first prize which entitle yourself or your school to purchase publications from the MAVshop.

For support with your renewal contact Michael Green mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au

MembershipJoin now

If you are thinking of joining MAV, the time is right! MAV is going from strength to strength. We need your support to ensure that MAV can continue to prosper and deliver important services for maths educators! Access a full year of benefits in 2018.

We need schools, and individuals to sign up now at our membership page.

For more information contact Michael Green mgreen@mav.vic.edu.au.


MAV17 Annual Conference

MAVshop will be back at conference, bigger and better than ever. Don’t forget to organise your purchase order ready to take home a bargain, or grab the latest and greatest resources.

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Professional Reading

Building basic number fluency – strategy choice is key: Teacher Magazine

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MAV special member only discounts:

Mfacts121Mfacts121- Learning Multiplication Facts, With Meaning

Mfacts121 was created by Primary Teachers, who were seeking to help their students master multiplication. Mfacts121 is an online resource featuring:

  • animated classroom-friendly strategy videos
  • individual logins for students to work through their facts
  • printable lesson plans, unit planners, games and resources
  • ·emphasis on mental strategies; more than ‘drill and practice’
  • ·simple to incorporate into your school and classroom practice

10% discount offer for MAV members! See our pricing page for class, teacher or school size package options: http://mfacts121.com/pricing/

Please email us for your discount code or to obtain your discount info@mfacts121.com (Justine and Nat)

"What a difference this program has made to our learners! The increase in fluency and flow on effect in confidence has been noted by teachers and parents alike!" Tim (Year 5 Teacher), Victoria

The Maths ShowThe Maths Show

Looking for a great maths incursion to end 2017, or start 2018?

Something that is lots of fun, highly engaging, full of wonderful maths content, and easy to organise…

The why not try The Maths Show?

The Maths Show is a unique live stage performance– a combination of maths magic, history, puzzles, audience interaction and much more.

Your students will be roaring with laughter, wondering ‘wow!’ how did that happen, and certainly seeing maths from a different angle.

The production is proudly sponsored by The MAV and is brought to you by the same team that created The History of Maths, Famous Female Mathematicians, Maths and Cricket and more. It also comes with a full set of teacher resources produced by The MAV for follow on work.

Discounted prices are available for MAV members.

To have this truly amazing performance visit your school go to  www.felstead.com.au email info@felstead.com.au or phone (03) 9509 0992.



VCAA Updates

Annual VCE Examinations Survey is open, click here for more information.

The VCAA has released a range of new resources to continue supporting teachers delivering the Victorian Curriculum in mathematics; more

The VCAA invites expressions of interest for the VCE Mathematics study review panel in 2018; more



Curious MattOther news and events

The Curious Coincidence of Maths in the Daytime

Do your students wonder what the point of algebra is? Who cares about statistics! Bring maths to life with this interactive maths show for Years 9-11, explore the maths behind the best-selling novel and award-winning stage production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This is a maths show like you’ve never seen before – hosted by three of the UK’s top maths presenters including  The Standup Mathematician, Matt Parker.

13 February at Arts Centre Melbourne. Book now.

National Indigenous Business Summer School

The first of its kind in Australia, this program will provide students with the opportunity to meet and learn from Indigenous entrepreneurs, business owners and current university business students while living on campus at the University of Melbourne. For more information and to apply, visit the website: www.nibss.com.au

Bao Lei2017 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards

Lei Bao of Leopold Primary School was recently awards in the ASG awards.

MAV would like to congratulate Lei for his dedication and innovative approaches to engaging and encouraging students in Mathematics.

Find out more about Lei here.

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MAVshop will be back at conference, bigger and better than ever. Don’t forget to organise your purchase order ready to take home a bargain, or grab the latest and greatest resources.

New products available now!


Assessment for TeachingAssessment for Teaching

Author: Patrick Griffin

Level F-VCAL

Grounded in contemporary, evidence-based research, the second edition of Assessment for Teaching provides a comprehensive introduction to assessment and teaching in primary and secondary school settings. Taking a practical approach to assessment and the collaborative use of data in the classroom, this text advances a developmental model of assessment which aims to improve student outcomes through targeted teaching interventions.

Member price: $74.66
Non-Member price: $93.32

Help me out, buy now.


EasyRead Time Resources

Clock image 1Teach your students the 3-Step System and they will all be able to tell the time on the EasyRead Classroom clock as soon as they can confidently recognise numbers. We have three products that make for easy work in the classroom:

EasyRead Time Teacher Classroom Wall Clock

This product is the heart of the EasyRead Time Teaching System. It sits on the Classroom wall all day every day. It displays the time in the most readable way, with the hands always telling the students which numbers they should read.

Member price: $35.96
Non-Member price: $44.95

Buy now!

Clock image 2EasyRead TwinTime Teacher Card

This single resource can be used to demonstrate every element of the curriculum relating to analogue clocks, including writing the displayed time on the write-on-wipe-off surface.
Printed both sides with ‘Past and To’ on one side and ‘12/24hr time’ on the other and with 2 sets of hands, it is the perfect hand held time-teaching resource.

Member price: $15.96
Non-member price $19.95

Get me now!

EasyRead TwinTime Student Edition - Pack of 10

Clock image 3Your students can follow your every move with their own double-sided clock card. This larger-than-normal card is very easy for young hands to use. The hour number boxes tell the student which hour number to read at any point in time and 1/4 hour markings for the hour hand help them place the hands in the correct positions relative to each other.

Member price: $35.96
Non-Member price: $44.95

Get me along with the others. Buy now.

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