AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

16 January 2017

Welcome back for 2017

The AAMT council and staff hope that you have had a pleasant break and feel invigorated for what is coming up in 2017 – whether you're in a school or elsewhere. AAMT and its affiliates are there to help you, and among other opportunities, 2017 is going to see the release of many classroom and professional learning materials – so keep an eye out for news updates!

Renew your membership

Remember: AAMT does not have direct membership – you become a member (individual or institutional) of AAMT by joining your local State/Territory affiliated association. If your affiliate's membership is by calendar year, then now is the time to renew (or join!) to ensure that you don't miss out on anything. Reduced rates on goods and services is just one of the many benefits!

AAMT biennial conference

Yes, 2017 is AAMT conference year again! Come to Canberra 11–13 July to network with and learn from fellow mathematics educators from all over the country and from overseas. Keynote speakers will be:

  • Rhonda Faragher, University of Queensland
  • Christine Franklin, University of Georgia (USA)
  • Peter Neumann, Oxford University (UK)
  • Chris Wetherell, Radford College (ACT)

For more information, go to http://tiny.cc/aamt2017.

2017 Mathematical Modelling Challenge

 The 2017 Australian phase of the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IMMC) will be held between 14 March and 7 April.

IMMC is an international event established to promote mathematical modelling in school mathematics. The Australian phase will involve teams of up to four students from the same school working collaboratively to solve a problem (set globally) by devising and applying an original mathematical model. The best Australian entries are entered in the international phase with more than 20 countries participating.

For more information, and to see how to register a team from your school, go to www.immchallenge.org.au.

Subscribe to this newsletter

If you have new staff who you'd like to receive this newsletter directly, then just have them sign up by completing the form at www.aamt.edu.au/News. Anyone with an interest in mathematics education can subscribe for free!

[featured resource] AAMT Mathematics Calendar 2017

An attractive and engaging full-colour calendar, ideal as a gift for your colleagues, student prizes, and as a thought-provoking mathematical addition to your classroom. For 2017, photography by the late Richard Phillips is again featured, along with additional images to give an Australian flavour. Each monthly spread has a main image plus smaller images based on an open-ended mathematical prompt. These can be used as a starting point for exploring mathematics.


1 copy $20.00 * AAMT members: $16.00 *
2 copies $18.00 each * AAMT members $14.40 *
3 copies or more $15.00 each * AAMT members $12.00 *


Other news

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

What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie

New HSC mathematics syllabus splits education leaders

WA improves basic school maths and English

Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet

Learner-driven learning: Part 2

How Finland’s youngest learners obey the rules — by fooling around in school

How to Draw with Math

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

Fresh Ideas to Deepen Student Connections

Let’s Tackle a Classic, Wicked Physics Problem. It’ll Be Fun—Promise

Bleak math of the zombie apocalypse: Here's how long you have

Explainer: STEM, and what it means to Australia's education system

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