Johnson Alagappan Johnson Alagappan is a leading teacher of Mathematics at Gilson College as well an EMU Mathematics intervention specialist. His teaching experience includes time at the British International School in Bangkok, New South Wales and Victoria. Johnson is currently a part-time co-teacher at Monash University training pre-service teachers in teaching Mathematics. He recently completed a degree in Psychology and hopes to use this knowledge in developing a school syllabus that would help students engage, connect and fall in love with Mathematics to a much greater extent. Johnson also started a Mathematics network in the Western regions of Melbourne with the aim of teachers sharing knowledge and developing their expertise in teaching Mathematics.
Dr Leicha Bragg Dr Leicha Bragg is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her extensive experience in mathematics education incorporates improving mathematics education through innovative and engaging approaches. Dr Bragg has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Award for Teaching Excellence, "For outstanding curriculum and resource development that equips our future mathematics teachers with the confidence, passion and skills they need to support student learning."  Her interest in making mathematics come alive saw her undertake research in implementing mathematics games in the primary classroom. Dr Bragg’s current research includes: mathematical reasoning, the creation of rich mathematical tasks through the use of children’s literature, social justice and mathematics.
Trish Jelbart Trish Jelbart is an education developer and lecturer of Numeracy in the Academic support & development department and teacher of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Academic Writing in the “Gateway To Nursing” program at Victoria University. She started her career in northern suburban high schools as a Maths, Science and Biology teacher and quickly realised that every Science teacher should be a Literacy teacher and gained appropriate skills. She also taught many aboriginal students in school, TAFE and as tuition students in the home with some outstanding results. In the nineties she moved to the TAFE and University sectors, teaching students from a wide variety of backgrounds including retrenched adult migrants, youth, ESL, refugees and Australian adult students whilst developing a program to consolidate basic numeracy skills for primary schools. Trish also sits on the council of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, two state school councils and has represented the Victorian Council of School Organisations on the national school council and parent peak body, ACSSO. As an executive member she has represented ACSSO on the National Literacy Inquiry, the National Forum on Mathematics, the Asia Foundation Forum, the Inquiry into LOTE and various other forums.
Sally Anne Polson Sally-Anne Polson is an Early Childhood Teacher at MLC Kindle.  She has experience in the Independent School sector with the Primary Years Program as well as community based and council run early childhood programs.  Sally also spent 12 months working within the high-scope philosophy in a children’s centre in Bristol, United Kingdom.  In 2005 and 2015, Sally attended study tours to Reggio Emilia, Italy and is greatly influenced by their pedagogical practice.  In 2016, she completed a Master of Education (Early Childhood) at Monash University.  Her recent studies sparked an interest for mathematical learning in the early years and a passion to amalgamate this with play and inquiry based learning.
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  Leigh Thompson

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Each year The Mathematical Association of Victoria presents VCE revision lectures for students in the three VCE Mathematics subjects: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Further Mathematics. All lectures are delivered by highly qualified and experienced, practicing teachers. Places are limited, so please don’t miss out on your chance to attend.

The 2017 VCE Revision Lectures will take place during the September - October school holidays, at a range of venues.

Further information will be available here shortly.

For information regarding the conference, accommodation and exhibition contact

Jacqui Diamond
Conference Manager
Mathematical Association of Victoria
61 Blyth Street
Brunswick  VIC  3056
03 9380 2399

For information regarding sponsorship contact

Peter Saffin
Chief Executive Officer
Mathematical Association of Victoria
61 Blyth Street
Brunswick  VIC  3056
03 9380 2399

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La Trobe University, Bundoora

La Trobe University is an Australian, multi-campus, public research university with its flagship campus located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora a beautiful bushland setting just 14 km from Melbourne’s city centre.

The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities.

The Mathematical Association have negotiated rates with the Mantra on Bell and La Trobe University for the MAV17 conference.


Located a short 10 minute drive from La Trobe University, this is a 4 star hotel. A shuttle bus will operate between Mantra and La Trobe University on the Thursday and Friday of the conference. The below prices do not include breakfast.

These rooms consist of 1 single bed 190cm long x 94cm wide and offer a work station with high speed internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, small bathroom with shower over toilet and self-controlled air conditioning. 
Student Room: $85.00 per Room/per Night

Featuring floor to ceiling glass, these rooms consist of either 2 single beds or 1 queen bed and offer a work station with high speed internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, wet bathroom style en-suite and self-controlled air conditioning.  
BreakFree Queen/Twin: $127.00 per Room/per Night
Simply stunning 1 Bed Manhattan offers 1 queen bed, self-contained kitchenette including stove top, microwave, fridge, lounge and dining. All rooms feature work station, high speed internet, Foxtel, self-controlled reverse cycle air conditioning/heating, minibar, LCD TV & in room safe. 
1 Bed Manhattan Room: $193.00 per Room/per Night

As per the 1 Bed Manhattan but with 2 queen Beds
2 Bed Manhattan Room: $248.00 per Room/per Night


Student Rooms  
Glenn and Menzies Colleges are located on campus at La Trobe University. These are student rooms used during the year so are not spacious. Please note also that there are a number of other patrons staying at the college at the same time so there may be some noise during your stay. These rooms consist of 1 single bed. Bathrooms are shared with 1 bathroom for every 4 rooms. You will need to bring your own toiletries and soap. The below price does not include breakfast.
Student Room: $50 Per Room/Per Night 

Booking your accommodation through the MAV is easy.  Just make you selection when you register.

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  • IMG 0462Designed for K – VCE educators
  • Primary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Mathematical Teachers
  • Mathematics Coaches
  • Computational Thinking and Coding Teachers
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • STEM Specialist
  • Digital Literacy/Technology Educators
  • Department heads
  • Teacher educators

What can I expect

  • 20161202 111543Practical sessions on how to support development in the maths classroom
  • Workshops led by classroom practitioners using digital technology
  • Presentations from leading practitioners from the industry
  • Networking and peer sharing sessions
  • Meeting new exhibitors and suppliers
  • To regain your focus
  • Meeting experts and mentors face to face
  • Learn current strategies that are working
  • Energy from like-minded people
  • Exposure to new tools
  • New tips and tactics
  • Investment in yourself
  • Having Fun!
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