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) http://www.aamt.edu.au and also of The Network of Education Associations in Tasmania (NEAT).
Please click on the link below to obtain a 2013 MAT registration form.
- Mathematics Relays 2013 will be held on Sunday August 4, 2013
Proposed starting times are as follows with registration completed within half an hour of start time:
South Rosny College: 12.00pm SS and US divisions
1.20pm JS division and Primary division Heat 1
2.40pm Primary division Heat 2
North East Launceston Primary: 12.00pm SS, US and JS divisions
1.30pm Primary division
North-West Burnie High School:12.00pm All divisions
alternate venue to last year
Schools enter teams of four students in Primary (grades 5, 6), Lower Secondary (grades 7, 8), Upper Secondary (grades 9, 10) or Senior Secondary (grades 11, 12)..
Sample questions and solution papers are now available! See Student Activities
- National Mathematics Day 2013
- MAT Mathematics Problem Competition 2013
For more than 40 years the Mathematical Association of Tasmania has conducted the MAT Mathematics Problem Competition for Tasmanian students in Years 7 to 12. Through this Competition some outstanding Mathematics students have been identified and, for other students, the Competition has sparked an interest in Mathematics. The event consists of a set of mathematical problems which aim to test the student’s logic. There are normally 12 questions for each of the three divisions (7-8, 9-10, 11-12).
The 2013 competition will be held on TBA
Held in August each year this Competition is the most mathematically demanding of competitions conducted by the Association. In 2013, the competition will take place on TBA
- NAPLAN (National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy) results have been distributed to parents. The release of the summary report has resulted in a range of comments in the media. The AAMT's views are detailed in the Position Paper which can be downloaded from http://www.aamt.edu.au/Documentation/Statements .
- 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