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for the Australian mathematics education community

6 November 2017

National Mathematics Talent Quest

Prizewinners in the National Mathematics Talent Quest have been announced! Congratulations to all! Go to www.aamt.edu.au/Student-activities/NMTQ/NMTQ-2017.

Make My Idea

Samsung Australia has launched Make My Idea – a national STEM competition which calls for students across Australia to submit their innovative invention ideas to go into the chance to win a number of prizes, including having their idea developed into a prototype model. For more information, go to www.makemyidea.com.au.

AMT editor(s) sought

Expressions of interest are sought for the voluntary position of editor(s) of The Australian Mathematics Teacher (AMT). Editors work in collaboration with AAMT staff to produce four issues of AMT at regular intervals each year. More information can be found in AAMT's journals policy, available at www.aamt.edu.au/Journals.

The appointment will be for 2018–19. Short expressions of interest outlining your experience with journals should be submitted to the AAMT office (office@aamt.edu.au) together with a brief CV before 9 am CST Monday 20 November 2017.

Research survey

All educators who have been in front of a secondary mathematics class this year are invited to take part in a short anonymous research survey which aims to understand what teaching supports are available to them – regardless of their teaching background – from school management and staff, as well as what support offers the most benefit to improve quality of teaching and job satisfaction.

For more information and to complete the survey, go to 
https://goo.gl/forms/WdIMdww4vnGxGjwi1

[featured resource] Thinking Mathematically (2nd ed.)

J. Mason, L. Burton & K. Stacey

Originally published more than 30 years ago, the text has been updated with 77 fresh problems which intrigue and challenge, suitable for senior secondary students, pre-service teachers and/or undergraduates. Thought processes and problem solving techniques are examined and explained: specialising and generalising, phases of work, responses to being stuck, conjecturing, justifying and convincing.

#PEA004 $61.25 * AAMT members $49.00 *

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Thinking-Mathematically-2nd-Edition

Other news

The articles below were posted to AAMT's Facebook and LinkedIn pages and Twitter feed, and link to various sites:

Be less 'uptight' about times tables, urges Singaporean maths mastery expert

More Talking in Math Class, Please

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

Teaching kids about maths using money can set them up for financial security

Math skills are essential for scientific learning

5 PBL Pitfalls to Avoid

When body meets mind in learning

The Math and Science of Forced Perspective

Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress

Well done? A guide to using praise effectively in the classroom

Movers, Shakers & Policy Makers - John Hattie, Chair, AITSL Board

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