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for the Australian mathematics education community

11 September 2017

NAPLAN online

ACARA has released further details about the transition from the current paper-based tests to computer-based assessments. Technical requirements, an online public demonstration site, and other information is available. Go to www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online.


AMSI have announced the winners of the 2017 CHOOSEMATHS Awards which celebrate mathematical achievement, creativity and excellence in Australian schools. Congratulations to recipients of the top awards:

  • Mentoring Girls in Mathematics Award
    Ashley Stewart,  Newton Moore Senior High School, WA
  • Outstanding Primary Teacher Award
    Keith Barnett, Epping North Public School, NSW
  • 2017 Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award
    Patricia Hosking, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, Qld

Congratulations also to recipients of Awards for Teaching Excellence and student award winners. For more information, go to http://choosemaths.org.au/2017-award-winners.

Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards

Applications are now open for the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Twelve teachers or principals will be awarded Teaching Fellowships for 2018 valued at $45 000 each, including $10 000 for their professional development and an overseas study tour valued at $5000. Their school and their students also benefit with $30 000 for a significant school project.

The Awards are open to all registered teachers and school leaders from kindergarten to Year 12 in all Australian schools. Applications close on Thursday 12 October 2017. For more information, go to https://teachingawards.com.au.

2017 Indigenous STEM Awards

Applications for the 2017 Indigenous STEM Awards open on 16 October 2017. These awards recognise, reward and promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying and working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The role of professionals, teachers and mentors is also recognised in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in pursuing STEM education and careers.

There are six award categories for nomination. For more information, go to www.csiro.au/Indigenous-awards.

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Other news

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

Teaching methods go from lab to classroom

Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematics

How Open-Ended Math Problems Keep on Giving

How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration

How to Build Community Leaders of Today—and Tomorrow—Through Student Genius Hours

Approaching Struggles with Enthusiasm

Anyone Can Win $1 Million by Solving This Wildly Complex Mathematical Chess Puzzle

'Struggling with mixed attainment in maths? Pre-teaching is the answer'

MatH is EveRywHerE or at Least It Should Be

How to be a minimalist teacher

In Search of the Driving Question

Unis convene to standardise classroom readiness for grad teachers

But can we measure it?

How can teachers encourage more girls to study mathematics?

Magic Maker Cubes: Building Creativity, Kindness, and Collaboration

That’s ‘Professor Bot’ To You! How AI Is Changing Education

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