AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

23 May 2017

Still time to register

There's still time to register for AAMT's conference 11–13 July. Download the full program from the conference website at http://www.cvent.com/d/kvqlgq/3K

Day of STEM: Optus Cyber Security Experience

This exciting experience for students and teachers is the fourth program released within the Day of STEM platform. The program explores six cyber security careers as well as the decision processes involved in a typical corporate cyber security attack. The program is designed to give students insight into the various cyber security careers that are in high demand.

Go to http://dayofstem.com.au/optus.html?oId=1588

Education Perfect Maths Championships

The Education Perfect Maths Championships is a 7-day event that will take place 13–20 June. Students can take part in a global competition while they complete work aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Register your students for free by using the code: AAMT.

Go to http://worldseries.educationperfect.com/world-series-registration.html

ASMJ editor(s) sought

 Expressions of interest are sought for the position of editor(s) of Australian Senior Mathematics Journal (ASMJ). Editors work in conjunction with AAMT staff to produce two issues at regular intervals each year. The appointment will be for 2018–19 with a handover period later this year. For all enquiries, please contact Toby Spencer (tspencer@aamt.edu.au; 08 8363 0288) at the AAMT office. Expressions of interest (please include a brief CV) should be directed to Will Morony (CEO, wmorony@aamt.edu.au).  Submissions close 1 June.

Featured resource: The Mathematics Book

Every zebra has a unique pattern of stripes, and mathematics can explain how zebra stripes are formed! This is just one interesting snippet in this visually delightful book. There are hundreds more, including poems, cartoons, quotations and photos.

Fourteen chapters cover the basics of key mathematical concepts, such as areas and volumes, fractions and decimals, graphs and relationships, percentages and ratios. Interwoven throughout each chapter is the mathematics itself—historical evolution, clear explanations, practice problems with solutions—and full-colour images of the wondrous things that mathematics underpins or can explain—architecture, nature, art.

A beautiful coffee-table style book suitable for anyone interested in understanding more about mathematics.

#MUR001 $75.00 * AAMT members $60.00 *


Other news

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

Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?

'Significant scaling advantage': Why more HSC students are opting for lower-level maths

HP and Code Camp partner to teach students skills of the future

No Such Thing as a Math Person

Gender Stereotypes About Coding Ability Start as Young as 1st Grade, Study Finds

Tips for Tackling Timed Tests and Math Anxiety

One maths lecturer on whether you should enter Powerball

Is Artificial Intelligence the Key to Personalized Education?

Inside a Multiage Classroom

High Expectations, All Students, No Exceptions

Implicit Bias in the STEM Classroom

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