AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

10 October 2018

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International Mathematical Modeling Challenge

Do you have what it takes to solve a real-world maths problem? Heading into its fourth consecutive year in Australia, the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge is a team competition for up to four secondary students and one team advisor that aims to promote mathematical modelling to solve problems of real-world importance. Since 2016, participation numbers have tripled each year, making this widely popular and completely free to enter challenge essential for mathematical modelling for secondary schools in Australia. To register your interest for 2019, go to www.immchallenge.org.au

Leadership development scholarships

Funding grants of up to $1500 are currently available to women who work in schools to support their participation in a leadership development program. The funding is suitable to both teaching and non-teaching female school staff. Expressions of interest close 30 November. Go to www.nesli.org/funding

AAMT Biennial Conference

'Why maths? Inspiration beyond the classroom' is the theme of the 27th AAMT Biennial Conference. Join classroom teachers, education leaders, and representatives from industry for this collaborative professional learning event in Brisbane, 9–11 July 2019.

Offers to present as part of the concurrent seminar and workshop program are now being sought.

Register and pay before 1 December 2018 and get 10% off the registration fee!

For more information, go to www.aamt.edu.au/whymaths

Maths Education and Industry Outreach Forum

AAMT will be holding a free forum for teachers, maths coordinators, and anyone else with an interest in maths education and school-industry engagement on 22 October in Adelaide.

If you would like to register to attend the event, go to www.aamt.edu.au/forumsa2018.

AAMT is keen to ascertain interest in such events in other States/Territories. If you would like to see such an event in your local area, please register your interest.


The deadline for receiving proposals to present at this conference has been extended to 31 October.

The 15th Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education (IACME XV) will be held in Medellín, Colombia, 5–10 May 2019.

For more information, go to http://ciaem-redumate.org/conferencia/index.php/xvciaem/xv (note: select English as the language for the website from the fourth menu to the right of the page).

[featured resource] Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

Steven Leinwand, Daniel J. Brahier & DeAnn Huinker

Effective teaching and learning occurs when there are clear mathematical goals. In the classroom this can mean implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, using and connecting different mathematical representations, and facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse through purposeful questioning. This professional resource explores these principles (and others), and identifies the inevitable obstacles that need to be solved when attempting change.

#NCT624 $42.50 * AAMT members $34.00 *


[reduced] Navigating through Reasoning and Proof in Grades 9–12

Maurice J. Burke, Jennifer Luebeck, Tami S. Martin, Sharon M. McCrone, Anthony V. Piccolino, Kate J. Riley

Expanding from ‘reasoning to obtain solutions’ to ‘reasoning to justify ideas and validate results’ is a significant development for students. Activities highlight the cycle of exploration, conjecture and justification. Supported by blackline masters, the activities build on and extend problem solving and reasoning to include proof through Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis and Probability, and Measurement. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM which includes further reading for teachers, files for the blackline masters, and computer applications for students to use in their investigations.

#NCT1170 $31.25 * AAMT members $25.00 *


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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:

Using Twitter: A Plus for My Math Teaching

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A teacher’s words have the power to make or break

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Making Math Joyful

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Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others

Representations Of Women Stem Characters In Media

Study of 1.6 million grades shows little gender difference in maths and science at school

Tech Integration in Blended Learning

The STEM Zombie Apocalypse

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture

Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis

Conrad Wolfram: Let’s Build a New Math Curriculum That Assumes Computers Exist

Boost numeracy results by making maths 'beautiful'

YuMi maths programs final training

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