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for the Australian mathematics education community

9 April 2018

reSolve Champions’ workshops leading cultural change

The reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry project is a major project of AAMT in collaboration with the Australian Academy of Science. A key part of the project involves the training of 'Champions' throughout Australia who will lead cultural change in the teaching of mathematics in their school and local area.

Approximately 300 Champions are currently undertaking workshops in six capital cities around Australia, many of whom will work with Professor Olive Chapman from the University of Calgary, Canada, who has an extensive background in leading cultural change and growing effective professional learning communities (PLCs).

An important phase of the workshops is for Champions to ‘project out’ from their school roles and develop an 'action plan’ relevant to their context in collaboration with sector and professional association priorities.

Find out more about reSolve and sign up for its newsletters at www.resolve.edu.au.

European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

Australia's first team in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) will be competing from 9–15 April in Florence, Italy. In 2018 there are 52 participating countries including 16 non-European countries. You can keep track of the team via their blog at https://ausegmo.wordpress.com.

MAWA seeking Executive Officer

The Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA) is seeking an Executive Officer to start as soon as practicable after the start of Term 2, 2018. For more information, please contact manager@mawainc.org.au or phone 08 9345 0388. Applications close 23 April 2018.

[featured resource] Making Number Talks Matter

Cathy Humphries, Ruth Parker

A number talk is a brief daily practice where students mentally solve computation problems and talk about their strategies – a perfect way to begin your mathematics lesson! The talks help students to work flexibly with numbers and arithmetic properties, building a solid foundation and confident disposition for future learning.
There are chapters on each of the four basic operations, plus one on fractions, decimals and percent. Each chapter has many carefully selected problems that straddle a wide range of year levels, numerous samples of student responses, and suggested prompting questions.

#HBL001 $42.50 * AAMT members $34.00 *


[special] Defining Mathematics Education: Presidential Yearbook Selections 1926–2012

Francis (Skip) Fennell & William R. Speer (eds)

The Seventy-fifth NCTM Yearbook is a celebration and reflection of the history of the NCTM yearbooks, and includes nineteen chapters from previous yearbooks, each recommended by a past NCTM president for its enduring quality and relevance. Like the yearbooks they are drawn from, these chapters tell the story of the critical issues, challenges, and innovations that mathematics educators have faced over the past eight decades.

While stocks last.

#NCT030 $26.25 * AAMT members $21.00 *


Other news

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

Unsupported teachers 'slipping through the cracks'

Using personal best goal setting to promote students’ academic improvement

Play alone not answer to solving kids’ maths, says expert

Why prime numbers still fascinate mathematicians, 2,300 years later

Why education is embracing Facebook-style personality profiling for schoolchildren

What does it really mean to give students an equal STEM education?

Students' falling test scores costing the nation $120b in lost GDP, report finds

3 ways our school uses data to drive instruction

Guiding Students to a Healthy Math Identity

Supporting school improvement at the system level

Teacher attrition and wellbeing key issues raised at FutureSchools

The negative effects of ability grouping

When Pushing Boundaries in Math Education, Where Can Teachers Turn For Help and Camaraderie?

8 Principles of Deeper Learning

Calculators 'a plus' for young mathematicians after all

8 Math Lessons You’ll Actually End Up Using in Real Life

Designing Engaging Assignments

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

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