AAMT e-news

for the Australian mathematics education community

20 June 2018



Duncan Rayner, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of AAMT, has commenced working at the AAMT office this week as part of a handover period – welcome Duncan.

Longstanding CEO Will Morony's last 'official' day working for AAMT will be Friday 29 June. Thank you for the many years of effort Will, and best wishes for the future.

Tax, Super + You competition

The ATO wishes to invite secondary students to develop creative ideas on how they think tax and/or super contributes to the community. There are two categories: Junior Secondary (Years 7–9) and Senior Secondary (Years 10–12) with a total cash prize pool of $6200 to be won. To help students learn about tax and super, the ATO has also published teaching resources.

The competition will run from 2 July to 2 November. Go to www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au.

15th Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education

5–10 May 2019, Medellín, Colombia

Submissions to present at the conference are now being accepted via http://xv.ciaem-iacme.org.

You can download an information brochure (PDF, in English) from http://ciaem-redumate.org/cemacyc/public/conferences/1/files_download/publ/brochure_xvciaem-ING.pdf


[featured resource] Mathematics for Every Student: Responding to Diversity, Grades 6-8

Mark W. Ellis (Ed.)

Learners in our classrooms have a range of needs, backgrounds, expertise and experience. Recognising that no one method will work for all students, this series of readable and practical articles strives to help teachers recognise and employ strategies, both affective and cognitive, that support all students as they learn mathematics.

#NCT1069 $42.50 * AAMT members $34.00 *


[reduced] Getting into the Mathematics Conversation

Portia C. Elliott, Cynthia M. Elliott Garnett (Eds)

This book was commissioned in response to teachers’ requests for help with integrating reading, writing, listening, speaking, and other communication forms into their mathematics classrooms. This is an outstanding compendium of readings from the NCTM’s school journals, providing a rich resource for mathematics teachers at all levels of schooling. A classification matrix will help teachers to identify articles of particular interest according to grade level, topic and communication form.

#NCT1068 $35.00 * AAMT members $28.00 *

While stocks last


Download a complete PDF catalogue of resources sold by AAMT from www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Catalogue.


Other news

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

7 Real-World Math Strategies

Want to Improve Math Teaching? Try Coaching the Coaches

Watch the Entire Field of Mathematics Come Together in a Single Video

A Focused Practice for Relationship Building

Coding before reading

Block play could improve your child's math skills, executive functioning

Why girls from former Soviet countries do better in math

Explainer: what’s the difference between STEM and STEAM?

6 teacher recommendations to help students with math

Starting Small With PBL

New evidence on the benefits of small group math instructions for young children

STEM learning in the early years


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