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for the Australian mathematics education community

29 August 2018

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Finals Time! with Maths300

Whether you follow AFL or NRL, you can engage your students in finals fever and mathematics —courtesy of Maths300! For a limited time, the Finals Time! lessons and accompanying software will be available to access for free. The lessons involve students in a simulation of the ‘final eight’ while learning about both the final structure and the underlying mathematics. Go to www.maths300.com/sample.

2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Twelve recipients will each be awarded $45 000 for professional development, an overseas education visit and to fund a project at your school.

The Awards are open to all registered teachers and school leaders currently working in any Australian school. Nominate a colleague or apply yourself.

Applications close 27 September, with winners to be announced at a ceremony in Sydney in March 2019. 

For more information go to www.teachingawards.com.au.

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[featured resource] Fractions: Teaching for Understanding

Jenni Way & Janette Bobis (Eds)

The anxiety that students (and teachers) experience with this core topic prompted the editors to bring together research on the teaching and learning of fractions. There are 18 carefully selected articles covering the key mathematical concepts, common student misunderstandings and strategies to correct them, the value of making connections to other topics, and the use of technology to support learning. There are many useful references, plus some student activities and classroom resources.

#AAM118 $45.00 * AAMT members $36.00 *

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Fractions

[reduced] Patterns in Mathematics: Investigating Patterns in Shape and Number (Lower)

Leanne Burgess

This collection of blackline masters is designed to encourage younger students to begin to observe, describe, extend and create patterns. Activities vary from simple shape and colour patterns to number sequences and finding rules.

#RIC005 $25.00 * AAMT members $20.00 *

While stocks last

www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Reduced/Patterns-in-Mathematics-Lower

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

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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:

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With AR/VR in the Classroom

'I'm never going to understand this': the maths anxiety in our schools

7 computational thinking strategies to help young innovators fail forward

Combining physical activity with maths

Elevating the teaching profession

Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction

Personalize the math environment

Maths: six ways to help your child love it

Should We Encourage Kids To Do 'Extra' Math?

Three Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Phone

Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom

Deciding When PBL Makes Sense for Your Year

More Talking in Class, Please

Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math?

PBL in competency-based learning

Six Strategies to Help Introverts Thrive at School and Feel Understood

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