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for the Australian mathematics education community

28 August 2017


A reminder that applications for the position of AAMT's Chief Executive Officer close this Thursday 31 August at 5 pm ACST.

For more information, go to www.aamt.edu.au/News/Opportunities/CEO-Position


Engineers Australia, together with the Office of the Chief Scientist, has launched a new searchable database of STEM activities for Australian students.

The STARportal initiative is designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities in an accessible way. It is Australia’s first platform that is dedicated to connecting students, parents and teachers with events in their local community, as well as online activities.

Go to https://starportal.edu.au

2017 Kronosaurus Korner School Challenge

This year’s problem-solving team challenge is in two parts, each designed to appeal to a range of students from Years 5–9.

Teams may start the Challenge whenever they wish and must submit their work no more than one month after starting; 15 November 2017 is the deadline for submissions to the site.

Participation is free. For more information, go to www.kronosauruskorner.com.au/visit-us/education-schools/school-challenge

[featured resource] Traditional Tales with a Mathematical Twist

Vince Wright

Introduces a new and somewhat different angle to 22 popular children’s stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and many others. These humourous interpretations are followed by activities for students to work on in groups or individually. Includes photocopy masters as well as teaching notes that outline learning outcomes, the mathematics involved, equipment, and assessment ideas.

#UNW875 $35.00 * AAMT members $28.00 *


Other news

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

Improving Your Parent-Outreach Strategy

How to integrate new classroom tech

Choose A STEM Major For Best Career Prospects, Study Finds

Does being adaptable help students in their learning?

Maths and science courses hit in uni cuts

Of Babies and Bathwater: A Call to Thoughtfulness as We Embrace Individualized Learning

One in five boys with behavioural problems lag behind in maths and reading

Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board)

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

The PISA fallacy in Singapore: insights from the NIE

The best way to test students? Make them explain it on video

Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

Top 3 Strategies Institutions Can Use To Close The Talent Gap In STEM

Five Tips to Encourage Positive Classroom Culture

Flipping learning in senior mathematics

Girls dodging maths and science miss life lessons

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