AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

27 February 2017

Presentations sought for AAMT conference

All mathematics educators – early years, primary, secondary, researchers – are invited to learn from and network with colleagues from across Australia and overseas at AAMT's biennial conference in Canberra, 11–13 July 2017.

Share your experiences by submitting an offer present a seminar or workshop at the conference – now due 31 March.

For more information, go to www.aamt.edu.au/go-2017conference.

Pivot deal for AAMT members

Following classroom trials last year, Pivot now offer their student feedback process with specific questions for mathematics classrooms to help teachers better understand their students’ learning dispositions.

AAMT members will receive a discount.

For more information or to sign up, go to www.pivotpl.com or email info@pivotpl.com.

reSolve to be a Champion

The reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry project is seeking Champions who will promote the teaching of mathematics (Years F–10) that is engaging, stimulating and challenging for all students.

Selected Champions will undertake a free professional learning program (online and face-to-face) that will provide thorough knowledge of project resources and approaches.

As a reSolve Champion you will promote the use of classroom lessons and professional learning modules with colleagues – helping strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics in your school and beyond.

The Champions program is open to all teachers of mathematics (F–10), as well as other educators. For more information and to complete an expression of interest, go to www.aamt.edu.au/resolve.

[featured resource] Mathematics Professional Development: Improving Teaching Using the Problem-Solving Cycle and Leadership Preparation Models

Hilda Borko, Jennifer Jacobs, Karen Koellner, Lyn Swackhamer

Developing and maintaining a professional learning community is an essential element of a well-functioning school. This book will help school leaders conduct ongoing, structured learning opportunities tailored to the needs and interests of the participating mathematics teachers. The program is based on implementing a problem-solving cycle through a series of three workshops. The book includes detailed examples of workshop activities for both teachers and leaders.

#NCT626 $62.50 * AAMT members: $50.00 *

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Mathematics-Professional-Development

Other news

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

The dangers of fixed thinking for teachers and their students

Lesson idea: journey of a bridge constructor

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

In Mathematics, ‘You Cannot Be Lied To’

Students gain most from maths-interests balance: Maria Vlasiou

Six tactics to help your students deal with stress

Right-Sized Rigor

Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement

Mathematics is beautiful (no, really)

Why global education rankings don’t reveal the whole picture

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math attitude influences math achievement

Collegial support an important buffer for burnout

Empowering Students Through Technology: Moving Beyond Engagement

Do we all have some grading bias?

Motor Skills, Movement, and Math Performance Are Intertwined

How Math Could Help Map Earth's Interior

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