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19 June 2017

Last chance to register for AAMT conference

Time is running out to register to join colleagues from all over Australia at AAMT's biennial conference in Canberra, 11–13 July. 

View the full program and register on the conference website: http://www.cvent.com/events/aamt-2017-capital-maths/custom-19-c16fc2bbfded4e02923e672a3b589976.aspx

IMO teams announced

Australia's International Olypiad teams have just been announced:

International Olympiad in Informatics (28 July – 4 August, Tehran, Iran)                 

  • Richard Gong, Year 12, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
  • Charles Jameson, Year 12, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
  • Jerry Mao, Year 11, Caulfield Grammar School, VIC
  • Angus Ritossa, Year 10, St Peter’s College, SA

International Mathematical Olympiad (12–23 July, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • James Bang, Year 10, Baulkham Hills High School, NSW
  • Matthew Cheah, Year 12, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, VIC
  • Linus Cooper, Year 11, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW
  • William Hu, Year 11, Christ Church Grammar School, WA
  • Hadyn Tang, Year 8, Trinity Grammar School, VIC
  • Guowen Zhang, Year 11, St Joseph’s College, QLD

Congratulations to those selected and good luck!

Maths-related careers

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have just launched a new campaign to help students explore maths-related career pathways. Watch out for launch packs and posters arriving at your school.

Go to http://teachers.choosemaths.org.au/careers

Free digital textbook

Westpac has partnered with digital maths program, Mathspace, to make their online maths textbook free for all Australians.

The digital textbook includes:

  • 30 000+ curriculum-aligned interactive questions with step-by-step hints
  • 7000+ video lessons created by maths teachers and academic experts
  • Full curriculum coverage from Year 3 to 12, aligned to national and State-specific curricula.

Go to https://mathspace.co/westpac/educator

[featured resource] Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years (2nd Ed.)

Dianne Siemon, Kim Beswick, Kathy Brady, Julie Clark, Rhonda Faragher, Elizabeth Warren

While designed to help pre-service teachers develop confidence in their mathematical knowledge, this book is a wonderful resource for practicing teachers. The second edition includes new practical activites to use in the classroom, a 'teaching challenges' feature, and student examples linking theory to practice. All chapters have been updated to reflect the latest research, current theory and the revised Australian Curriculum. This book is a great resource on how to teach mathematics effectively to a range of age groups in diverse learning environments.

#OUP770 $110.00 * AAMT members $88.00 *

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Teaching-Mathematics-Foundations-to-Middle-Years-2nd-Edition

Other news

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

The maths of life and death: our secret weapon in the fight against disease

PISA senior manager says Australia's performance concerns justified

Caboolture State High School is using exercise classes to pump up learning

Best practices to protect and empower students online

Engaging girls in STEM programs

Customising 'Singapore maths' for use in schools abroad

How your brain works in 11 dimensions

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

How Teachers' Stress Affects Students: A Research Roundup

Build Your Own Rekenrek With Pool Noodles

Einstein’s theory confirmed as scientists measure the mass of a distant star

Math Has No God Particle

Online assessment and good feedback

Turning struggling schools around with technology

Cairns primary school kids coding and selling their own computer games

Talking to E.T.? Why Math May Be the Best Language

Counting on your fingers ‘improves maths scores’

Cash for Math: The Erdős Prizes Live On

String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks To VR

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