MAV17 Conference - Achieving Excellence in M.A.T.H.S. 7-8 December 2017. June e-alert


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MAV 17 Conference


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We have had a great response for the MAV17 exhibition with over 80% of exhibition space sold. If you are interested in showcasing your products and service in a face-to-face environment don’t delay in securing your exhibition space!

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Call for Options will close 30 June!

Call for Options will be closing on 30 June 2017. Don’t delay in sharing your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues.

This year we are asking for submissions from education experts who want to join us in exploring the question, ‘What does excellence look like?’

There are five themes:



Developing growth mindsets in the classroom, amongst educators, and at a school and policy level. Identifying best practice across these sectors to support students to have a healthy approach to learning mathematics. Promoting that maths is fun and that everyone can do it, and valuing mathematics in society.



An integral part of teaching and learning.  Providing opportunities and tools for educators to identify areas of strength and weakness and to diagnose common misunderstandings.  Investigating NAPLAN and other standardised testing, and how it can help inform local practice and policy.



Targeted approaches to create and embed deeper understanding by developing new pedagogy and exploring comprehensive resources to equip educators on all aspects of the mathematics curriculum. Using diagnostic tools to deliver personalised learning experiences and content to students.

 Hands On


Innovation in online learning, technology and STEM. Interactive educational games, engaging and rich tasks, online learning, and activities for learning enhancement. Focussing on 21st century skills and capabilities including problem solving, mathematical communication, creativity, innovation and critical thinking. Purpose, place and role of models and modelling in mathematics.  Investigate pedagogy in the classroom and how modelling can be used to help students learn.

 Shifting the Narrative

Shifting the Narrative

Move away from 'how bad the results are' and capitalise on what is working well in Victorian schools. Working collectively to improve student achievement through evidence- based approaches at all levels of the system: teachers, schools, school leadership, government, parents and students. Working in learning partnerships.

For more details on how to submit a call for options click here.

Early bird registration closing soon!

Early bird registration for the MAV17 conference will close on 30 June 2017. If you were thinking of taking up the opportunity to be one of the first to select your sessions before the program is realised, don’t delay book in today!

The Mathematical Association of Victoria invites you to participate in its annual conference; MAV17: Achieving excellence in M.A.T.H.S.

Join us in exploring the question, ‘What does excellence look like?’

To register and for further information click here.

More Keynote Presenters Confirmed

We are pleased to confirm the following presenters

David ButlerDr David Butler

Dr David Butler is the coordinator of the Maths Learning Centre (MLC) at the University of Adelaide. He helps hundreds of students every year to learn and love maths wherever they meet it. Before joining the MLC nine years ago, David completed a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences with honours, a Graduate Diploma in Education, two years of teaching in high schools and a PhD in Finite Geometry.

David believes that it is not good enough to simply help people cope with the maths they are made to learn, but that maths should also be a joyful and empowering experience for all people.

Norman DoNorm Do

Norm is, first and foremost, a self-confessed maths geek! He is currently a Lecturer and ARC Research Fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. He spends his time there playing with strange shapes, counting interesting objects, and wondering what might be true. (His three-year-old son probably does very much the same thing at kindergarten!)

Norm is heavily involved in mathematics enrichment for school students, chairing the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Problems Committee and lecturing at the National Mathematics Summer School. His contributions in education have been recognised by a B. H. Neumann Award for “significant contribution to the enrichment of mathematics learning in Australia” and an Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation for “outstanding contributions to student learning”.

Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson

Sarah has been teaching in primary schools for about 15 years as a classroom teacher and in mathematics leadership roles. She completed her Masters in Early Numeracy in 2006 and her doctorate focusing on scaffolding and low attaining mathematics students in 2011.

Sarah teaches Prep three days a week and teaches pre-service teachers at ACU on-line. She is currently the editor of Prime Number magazine.


Sarah HopkinsSarah Hopkins

Sarah is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and has many years of experience in primary and secondary teacher education. Prior to work in universities, she was a secondary teacher of mathematics.

Sarah has held a long-term interest in research that will help address Australia’s ‘long tail’ of underachievement in mathematics. While many efforts to shrink the tail are focused on interventions to remediate poor proficiency with basic skills once students have already fallen behind, Sarah’s research is focused on how classroom-based teaching practice can be targeted to address individual patterns of difficulty before children fall behind. Sarah is currently investigating the role confidence plays in the development of retrieval-based strategies and how number fluency can be taught using cognitively-demanding tasks.

For details of all Keynote presenters click here.


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