AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

18 July 2017

Apologies – a previous version had an incorrect date.

Video from AAMT conference

AAMT's biennial conference in Canberra was a great success with approximately 350 delegates attending from across Australia and overseas.

Video of the keynote presentations is now available on the AAMT website (please note that some videos are still being uploaded and will be available shortly).

Go to www.aamt.edu.au/Library/Videos/Keynotes-2017.

STEM Cup

The 2nd annual Collingwood STEM Cup challenge is now open. This is a dynamic competition where students leverage their maths and stats skills to calculate player salaries for Collingwood’s 2018 season. The competition is based on the career of Dominic Milesi, the ‘Capologist’ for the Collingwood Football Club, who manages national recruiting and player contract negotiations for the team.

Go to http://dayofstem.com.au/STEM-Cup.html?oId=1588

Cyber Science professional learning

Steve Morrill, a leading US educator in Cyber Science, is coming to Australia to facilitate a series of professional learning opportunities for Australian teachers.

Steve is the Director of Technology and Cyber Science at Loyola Blakefield, a private high school in Towson, Maryland. During the series of workshops, participants will learn about Steve’s program and how to integrate cyber science education into their classroom.

Seminars and professional learning are available from 23 July to 4 August 2017.

Go to http://dayofstem.org/australia/steve-morrill-cyber-teacher-series.

Free professional learning resource

The Brain: Learning and Memory is a free educational resource about the latest insights into the science of learning and memory, published by UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute.

The magazine dispels myths about learning, provides tips for studying, and explores factors that improve academic outcomes and the ability to learn at any age. To coincide with the new school term, the magazine also includes a downloadable poster with practical tips for students to boost studying and learning.

Go to https://qbi.uq.edu.au/learning.

Vale Maryam Mirzakhani

It is with sadness that AAMT notes the passing of Stanford Mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal. She died on Friday 14 July after a long battle with cancer, aged only 40 years.

You can read more about Mirzakhani and her work at http://news.stanford.edu/2017/07/15/maryam-mirzakhani-stanford-mathematician-and-fields-medal-winner-dies.

[featured resource] Elementary and Middle School Mathematics (9th edition)

John Walle, Karen Karp, Jennifer Bay-Williams

This book provides ideas to help teachers develop a deep understanding of the mathematics they teach, highlighting the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction. Its comprehensive theoretical perspective reflects current research on how students learn mathematics, the most effective ways to teach it, along with many engaging problem-based activities. A great resource for teachers from the early years until Year 8.

#PEA003 $150.00 * AAMT members $120.00 *

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Elementary-and-Middle-School-Mathematics

Other news

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

4 Tech-free Ways to Personalize Learning in Your Classroom

How Fake News Goes Viral—Here’s the Math

How maths helps us understand why music moves people

Study reveals the hidden ways math helps us in everyday life

The Mathematics of Memes

AI is making it extremely easy for students to cheat

Can math games help preschoolers learn?

Sorting complicated knots

Explaining Human Mathematical Ability — Three Evolutionary Hypotheses

Brain power key to maths race

Math skills are 'essential for social justice,' CUNY prof claims

Slaying the 'math monster': It’s not about numbers, it’s about learning how to think

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