Aust Assoc of Mathematical Teachers National Conference
The 2019 Australian Association of Mathematical Teachers Inc (AAMT) National Conference will be held in South Brisbane on 9 - 11 July, 2019
- 09 July3 days, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PMSouth BrisbaneTyson Daoust
The 27th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) targets from the early years to tertiary mathematics educators. The conference has a focus on inspirational mathematics teaching, collaborating with our communities, and the future of mathematics education. It offers a unique opportunity for teachers, researchers, mathematicians from the workplace and our communities, and leaders from education and government to exchange ideas and network.
It is a fantastic event in terms of professional learning and networking opportunities, attracting renowned speakers from around Australia and overseas. You are sure to head home afterwards with a swag of resources and ideas and a reinvigorated sense of purpose in the classroom.
Keynote speakers include Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist. Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the eighth Chancellor of Monash University and the eighth President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). Since commencing as Chief Scientist, Dr Finkel has led a number of national reviews, delivering the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, the 2017 Review into the National Electricity Market (“Finkel Review”) and the 2018 STEM Industry Partnership Forum report. He serves as the Deputy Chair of Innovation and Science Australia. Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. He was awarded his PhD in electrical engineering from Monash University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the Australian National University.
Dr James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) from the Mathematical Association of America is another keynote speaker. He is an education consultant and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematican-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions. Tanton is absolutely committed to sharing joyful and beautiful mathematical thinking and doing with all. He writes books and articles, he advises on curriculum, he consults with teachers and gives demonstration classes across the globe, he designs and teachers graduate education courses, he gives public outreach lectures, and he works with students of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wonder of mathematics. See his sites at jamestanton.com and gdaymath.com and the Global Math Project site for more. James Tanton has some amazing work published and much of it available on the net.
Tuesday 9 - Thursday 11 July, 2019
Somerville House, 17 Graham Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4010
Visit us at the Maths Pathway exhibit to learn more about our data-driven Learning and Teaching Model, developed by teachers, which is more than doubling the average maths growth rate of Australian students.
Post Conference Masterclass
Friday 12 July, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm
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