The Mathematical Association of Tasmania 

PO Box 5096

For more details please contact Lauren Beams





Mathematical Association of Tasmania

Welcome to the website of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania. This site contains valuable information for teachers of mathematics from Kindergarten to year 12, and for anyone interested in mathematics in Tasmania.

The Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT) was founded in 1961 and is a non-profit organisation supporting Mathematics Teachers from K-12. MAT aims to link teachers through association activities, our annual conference, and regular communication. Through our activities and services we aim to promote mathematics education and support teachers in engaging their students in the learning of mathematics.

MAT is an affiliate of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) and also of The Network of Education Associations in Tasmania (NEAT).



  • North West tentative date for secondary schools is TBC
  • For the remainder of Tasmania TBC

Register for the relays here:


Coming Soon


Thank you

Membership 2016

Please click on the link below for more information and to register online



Can We Help?

MAT provides assistance to Institutional members.  For example we can support schools in facilitating maths expos, parent information sessions, setting up a school maths relay, workshops or other related maths support.

Please click on the link below and complete the attached "Can we help" form and forward it to

Can We Help.docx 32.20 kB


Connect with Maths Day  Friday March 18, 2016
These Sessions can be attended live or online throughout Connect with Maths Day Friday March 18 2016. Connect with Maths Day is themed by the five Connect with Maths communities, one of these pertinent to Early Years is Early Years in Learning Mathematics. You can see the program at Connect with Maths Day website

Here are the relevant sessions- Note: Daylight savings time for those others outside Victoria:


All sessions are in the Early Years Adobe Connect roomAdobe Connect link



Early Years learning in mathematics community sessions10:40 am - 11:30 am​
A2 Notice, Explore And Talk About Mathematics In The Early Years
Professor Bob Perry - Charles Sturt University, NSW

​11:40 am - 12:30 pm​
B2 Number Fluency And Fun In The Early Years
Jennifer Bowden, Professional Officer, The Mathematical Association of Victoria, VIC1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
C2 Teaching Maths Through Problem Solving: Facilitating Student Reasoning
PhD Candidate Louise Hodgson (Tas), Monash University, VIC

​​2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
D2 SmartStart: Growing A Generation Of New Learners
Professor Nicola Yelland - Victoria University, VIC​3:30 pm - 4:20 pmClosing Keynote Everyday Learning about Maths and Numeracy
Denise Neal, Department of Education Tasmania, Tas  

Connect with Maths Early Years Learning in Mathematics community webinar 
Tuesday 1 March  4:30pm to 5:30pm EST
Rediscovering Froebel: Aesthetics in early years mathematics

Presenters: Dr Virginia Kinnear and Dr Stephen Thornton
Adobe link:
More info:


Make it count with Indigenous Learners  community
Click on the link and follow the prompts
Make It Count: Maths And Indigenous Learners webinar
Indigenous  eNEWS
Maths in Action community
Click on the link and follow the prompts
Early Years in Learning community
Click on the link and follow the prompts


  • AAMT has recently released Top Drawer Teachers which contains loads of resources for teachers.  It comprises a series of "drawers" on topics teachers may find challenging in the Australian Mathematics Curriculum (the idea being that we keep things that we want handy in the top drawer!!). The contents of each drawer were written by leading groups of academics. Go to
  • There is  an online community attached to Scootle. You can join and connect with teachers across the country, ask questions and share ideas.  To join go to Scootle and then click on the community link. Once you join you can search for networks to join (e.g. Maths F-10, iPad users etc) or establish your own. Its a cross between Facebook and Twitter.


Recent Events

  •  National Mathematics Day: There are some great classroom tasks and ideas available by clicking the link: Activities





  Proudly an affiliated association of the
 Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers