AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

18 December 2017

Dimensions

AAMT is very happy to announce the launch of its new professional learning website, Dimensions: http://dimensions.aamt.edu.au

It has a growing number of professional learning modules (Powerpoint slides, facilitator guides, videos, handouts, student materials) on a variety of topics. There are also tools built into the site to help you track your professional learning, as well as a number of forums for discussion and networking with others.

The AAMT office would welcome your thoughts and feedback on both the site and the professional learning materials it contains.

2017 NAPLAN National Report

ACARA has released the 2017 NAPLAN National Report, which confirms the findings of the preliminary NAPLAN results released in August.

To download the report, go to www.nap.edu.au/results-and-reports/national-reports.

AAMT office closure

The AAMT office will be closed for the festive season from midday 21 December 2017 until 2 January 2018. The AAMT Council and staff wish all members of the mathematics education community a very happy and relaxing holiday period.

Renew your membership

Your membership of AAMT is through membership of your local affiliate. If unsure, check whether your membership is by calendar year and, if so, then renew your membership as soon as possible so as not to miss out on any benefits. Contact information for your local association can be found at www.aamt.edu.au/Membership/Affiliates.

[featured resource] The Number Games

Adam Spencer

Who’s smarter: a four-year-old chimp or a four-year-old-human? This book walks us through the numbers 1 to 100, with logic puzzles, challenges and games attached to each number. These interesting and challenging puzzles include Easy-peasy? (playing with tessellations), Fun Fibonacci and Think like a Pirate (Do you get thrown overboard or do you get the money?) amongst hundreds of other fascinating brain-stretchers. Each puzzle has a fun fact alongside it. Did you know that 12 noon was originally at 3 pm?

#NSB002 $35.00 * AAMT members $28.00 *

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Adam-Spencer-s-The-Number-Games

Other news

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

The Art of Reflection

Creating a Positive Classroom Culture Through Language

The (Math) Problem With Pentagons

10 Mathematical Equations That Changed The World

Listening Closely to Student Math Talk

Brains of Bilingual People Solve Math Problems Differently

The Great Gingerbread House Project

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

Using video for self reflection

Five steps to leading an effective maths intervention

Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects

Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

How Cubism Protected Warships In World War I

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