Learn. Lead. Live.

Learn. Lead. Live, an exciting professional learning initiative was held at Malvern Central Primary School in Term 3 of 2016. It brought together primary and secondary schools accredited by the MAV as a Maths Active School. The event focused on the how “big ideas” thinking works in connection to mathematics, curriculum and practice; from a global level to individual school perspectives. Time was spent unpacking what the big ideas are from a top down and bottoms up approach, followed by an exploration of how to learn together, lead each other and how to teach for living in the real world.

The rich program offered teachers a forum to share their stories and showcase their students' mathematical learning. Jim Spithall (Australian Council of Educational Research) lead the teachers through the discussion of the “big ideas”in mathematics.

This video is of Cassandra Lowry and Tanya Tanner and of Lumen Christi Catholic Primary School sharing their learning story.


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The Mathematical Association of Victoria is a proud supporter the new Victorian Government’s VICSTEM initiative, the Victorian Maths Challenge.

MAV are requesting an expression of interest from primary and secondary schools who wish conduct an event with a focus on this year’s maths challenges.

Interested schools can offer an event between September 6  to November 29 that showcases ways in which families can be involved in this exciting learning activity. 

Please contact Renee Hoareau at vmc-community@mav.vic.edu.au to join the Maths Challenge community.

Go to the Victorian Maths Challenge website 

View all of the Challenges at the Victorian Maths Challenge website. Get involved!  

Want to run a Family Maths Challenge Night, an information evening, afternoon tea for families or another related event ?  Contact Renee Hoareau at  vmc-community@mav.vic.edu.au

Submit photos, videos, a blog to tell your story about the challenges. 

Need help  with submissions or to learn more contact Maths Challenge Community team at vmc-community@mav.vic.edu.au 

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2016 MAV AGM - MAV President Jim Spithall and AMSI Director Geoff Prince


MAV President, Jim Spithall and AMSI
Director Geoff Prince at the 2016 MAV AGM



The 2016 - 2017 MAV Council has been elected. Click here for information about your new council members.
The MAV are delighted that Professor Geoff Prince, Director, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, delivered this important presentation. It provides much guidance for the association's Strategic Directions  Symposium later in the year.
The Mathematical Sciences in Australia A vision for 2025, the Decadal Plan for the Mathematical Sciences presentation is now available as audio


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The Teaching of English and Mathematics Primary (TEAMP) is an initiative to support the learning and teaching of mathematics and English and their interconnection in learning. TEAMP is part of the Victorian government's Strategic Partnership Program auspiced by the Victorian Department of Education and Training managed by the Mathematical Association of Victoria. TEAMP is a teacher resource that provides an online dynamic space for teachers to engage in current discourse about innovative pedagogies of mathematics and English. We hope teachers will contribute resources, useful weblinks, exemplars of good practice. TEAMP will provide online and face-to-face professional learning throughout the year.

TEAMP membership is a free service for educators who have an interest in early childhood and primary school education.

For more information about TEAMP go to www.teamp.vic.edu.au.

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