Current Events

Mathscraft: Westbourne Grammar School, Melbourne VIC

When: 

9:00am – 12:30pm, Tuesday 24 October 2017

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 7-10 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

ACEMS 2017 Retreat

When: 

Mon, 30 October - Fri, 3 November

Conference / Workshop
We're looking forward to bringing the ACEMS community together to discuss research, collaborations and the Centre's goals for the next 12 months. The 2017 ACEMS Annual Retreat will be held on the sunny Gold Coast.

ACEMS is holding three retreats as part of its annual retreat program in 2017.  The retreats will take place during the week of 30 October - 3 November:

Early Career Researchers (ECR) Retreat: Monday, 30 Oct, 9 am - Wednesday, Nov 1, 12 pm
Student Retreat: Monday, 30 Oct, 12 pm - Wednesday, Nov 1, 12 pm 
Main Retreat:  Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2 pm - Friday, Nov 3, 2 pm

*** ALL ACEMS MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ***

Bayes on the Beach 2017

When: 

13 - 15 November 2017

Conference / Workshop

Bayes on the Beach 2017 is the 12th International Workshop for the Australasian chapter of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) and the annual meeting of the Bayesian Statistics section of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA).

MathsCraft and the Everyday Maths Classroom (Melbourne)

When: 

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 9am – 3pm

Mathscraft

This event is now booked out - please contact Anita Ponsaing to be put on a waiting list in case more spaces become available.

This one-day 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 and the Everyday Maths Classroom (Sydney)

When: 

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 9am – 3pm

Mathscraft

This event is now booked out - please contact Anita Ponsaing to be put on a waiting list in case more spaces become available.

This one-day 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 and the Everyday Maths Classroom (Brisbane)

When: 

Thursday 16 November 2017, 9am – 3pm

Mathscraft

This event is now booked out - please contact Anita Ponsaing to be put on a waiting list in case more spaces become available.

This one-day 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 and the Everyday Maths Classroom (Adelaide)

When: 

Friday 17 November 2017, 9am – 3pm

Mathscraft

This event is now booked out - please contact Anita Ponsaing to be put on a waiting list in case more spaces become available.

This one-day 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: Redlands College, Brisbane QLD

When: 

9:00am – 12:30pm, Monday 27 November 2017

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 7-10 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

Mathscraft: Redlands College, Brisbane QLD

When: 

9:00am – 12:30pm, Tuesday 28 November 2017

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 7-10 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

Mathscraft (Summer School edition): St Hilda's College, University of Melbourne, VIC

When: 

9:00am – 12:30pm, Monday 15 January 2018

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for 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 7-10 students with any level of interest in maths.

 
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