Current Events

MathsCraft: Walford Anglican School for Girls, Adelaide SA

When: 

Friday 10 August 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for high school students, which aims to give them a taste of what 'real' maths is like. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by spotting patterns, making conjectures, and convincing themselves and others. They'll also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 7-9 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

Science and the search for missing flight MH370 - an ACEMS National Science Week 2018 Public Lecture

When: 

Saturday, 11 August, 2018, 2 pm - 4 pm

Public talks

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing on 8 March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.

The aircraft remains missing despite the largest, longest and most technically challenging search in history.

Two experts associated with the search -- Neil Gordon and Peter Foley -- will speak on the associated science defining the search area, and the methods used to search the deep ocean floor in a remote area of the Indian Ocean.

MathsCraft and the Everyday Maths Classroom (Sydney)

When: 

Monday 13 August 2018, 9am – 3pm

Mathscraft

This one-day professional development workshop is designed to help teachers give their students an authentic experience of ‘doing maths’ while at the same time supporting success in tests and examinations.

Enabling your students to work in a way that is similar to the way a research mathematician works can dramatically change the classroom experience, for the better. Would you like to find out how, for example, a topic like Pythagoras’ Theorem could be approached a little differently?

In their work, research mathematicians do not generally sit competitions, have daily lessons or lectures, or study for tests and exams.

So what do they do? Among other things, they use previously learned facts and know-how to solve problems, problems that they initially have no idea how to solve.

In this workshop you will be tasked with solving various ‘simple’ problems, and in doing so, a way of working will reveal itself that offers an alternative to teaching just the calculations associated with mathematical ideas. You will learn how to give your students an authentic experience of ‘doing maths’ in much the same way that professional mathematicians do.


Contact:      Anita Ponsaing <anita.ponsaing@unimelb.edu.au>
Cost:           Free. Morning Tea and Lunch by own arrangement (many food venues nearby)

 

MathsCraft: Catholic Ladies' College, Eltham VIC

When: 

Friday 31 August 2018, 11:15am – 2:45pm

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for high school students, which aims to give them a taste of what 'real' maths is like. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by spotting patterns, making conjectures, and convincing themselves and others. They'll also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 7-9 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

ACEMS 2018 Retreat

When: 

Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018

Conference / Workshop
Registrations are now open for the 2018 ACEMS Retreat Week being held this year in Torquay, Victoria.

The retreats will take place during the week of 29th October to 2nd November as follows:

  • Early Career Researchers (ECR) & Student Retreats: 12 pm (AEDT) Mon 29th October to 12 pm Weds 31st October
  • Main Retreat: 1 pm (AEDT) Weds 31st October to 1 pm Fri 2nd November

MathsCraft Session Leader Workshop

When: 

21 - 25 Nov 2018 (Wed - Sun)

Mathscraft

MathsCraft - Doing maths like a research mathematician

Enabling your students to work in a way that is similar to the way a research mathematician works can dramatically change the classroom experience, for the better. Would you like to find out how, for example, a topic like Pythagoras' Theorem could be approached a little differently?

This immersive professional development event will give you more information about the MathsCraft program, and equip you to become a leader of MathsCraft sessions in your area.

 
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