AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

4 December 2017

New AAMT CEO

It is with great pleasure that the AAMT President and Council announce the appointment of Dr Duncan Rayner as the new Chief Executive Officer of AAMT. Duncan will take up the position in July 2018. He was most recently Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Flinders University and is currently undertaking some independent consulting work. From 2009–2011 he was Regional Manager for Southeast Asia for Cambridge Assessment (Cambridge University). Duncan majored in pure and applied mathematics in his first degree and his PhD is in the field of physics. 

NMSS Director

The National Mathematics Summer School is conducted by AAMT and ANU and is looking to appoint a Director for the schools in January 2019, 2020 and 2021 (i.e. three years). It is an honorary, part-time position that will appeal to mathematics professionals who wish to contribute by fostering the talents of some of our brightest young mathematicians. For details go to www.aamt.edu.au/News/Opportunities/Director-NMSS.

AAMT office closure

The AAMT office will be closed for the festive season from midday 21 December 2017 until 2 January 2018. The AAMT Council and staff wish all members of the mathematics education community a very happy and relaxing holiday period.

Renew your membership

 Your membership of AAMT is through membership of your local affiliate. If unsure, check whether your membership is by calendar year and, if so, then renew your membership as soon as possible so as not to miss out on any benefits. Contact information for your local association can be found at www.aamt.edu.au/Membership/Affiliates.

[featured resource] Adam Spencer's 12 Days of Christmas

Adam Spencer’s 12 Days of Christmas is a funny, distinctly Australian take on the classic Christmas song. Beautifully illustrated by Roy Chen (there’s even a farmer wearing his hat with corks), it’s the perfect way to celebrate the festive season, while simultaneously learning to count. A great stocking filler!

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www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Adam-Spencer-s-12-Days-of-Christmas

Other news

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

Excel tricks that every maths teacher should know

Schools add another ‘S’ to STEM—for sports

Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

The Evolution of the Networked Educator

What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating

A Makerspace Built by Elementary Students

Tips for Awakening the Thinkers in Your Room

Canberra's Rowena Stening leads nation in Australian Mathematics Competition

How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?

How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Australian students in top 10 on problem solving: PISA

Are We Over-Planning Students’ Learning Experiences?

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

'Guided reading may be on the way out, but guided maths should be here to stay'

Encouraging students to make mistakes to improve math outcomes

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