The Mathematical Association of Tasmania 

PO Box 5096

For more details please contact Sylvia Eadie



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).

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Time changes for Southern Relays

Junior Secondary and Upper Secondary at 12.00pm

Primary Heat 1 at 1.15pm

Primary Heat 2 and Senior Secondary at 2.45pm. 



The Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT) will be holding its annual relay competitions for schools and colleges on

Sunday August 21, 2016


Entries to be registered by COB Friday 12th August via links below


Teams consist of four students and an adult who will be a marker to check students’ answers against the answer sheet. Timing is tight so please be punctual.


Venues, proposed starting times of Relays and registration times:

South: Rosny College 12.00pm – SS and US divisions (register at 11.45am)
  1.20pm – JS and Primary division Heat 1 (register at 1.00pm)
  2.45pm – Primary division Heat 2 (register at 2.25pm)

North: Scotch Oakburn College

(alternate venue to last year)

12.00pm – SS, US and JS divisions (register at 11.45am)

1.30pm – Primary Divisions (register at 1.15pm)

North-West: Penguin District School Community Learning Centre

12.00pm – Primary Divisions (register at 11.30am

All North West Secondary Divisions are on WEDNESDAY THE 17TH OF AUGUST at 11.00pm.


Relay Divisions:

Primary                     Grades 5 and 6          with a max of 2 primary teams per school

Junior Secondary    Grades 7 and 8           with a max of 2 Junior Secondary teams per School/College

Upper Secondary    Grades 9 and 10         with a max of 2 Upper Secondary teams per School/College

Senior Secondary    Grades 11 and 12       with a max of 5 Senior Secondary teams per School/College


Variations to team numbers may be made upon request, subject to venue capacity, in the week prior to the Relays. Contact Lauren Beams directly on



Cost:  $15 per team for members

           $25 per team for non member schools



Please enter your school by following the corresponding link below





North-West Secondary:


North-West Primary:


The password is your personal password. If you have not registered with regonline before please create your own password and remember it for future registrations.

Payments are available by EFT or credit card. In Payment Method section of the registration process there is a drop box. Click on the arrow at the right hand side of the box for payment option selections and click on method required.


Entries close on Friday 12th August 2016 and will NOT be available on the day of competition. Entries may be accepted after this date, by special request, by contacting the Relay Coordinator by email All entries received will be sent a confirmation email. 


Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th May

Burnie High School


Who needs to register?

Anyone wishing to attend The MAT 2016 conference needs to register. This includes all workshop presenters, teachers, pre-service teachers and exhibitors.

Keynote speaker: Lily Serna - Best known for her media work: as the resident Numbers Expert on SBS's Letters and Numbers


Keynote speaker: Amie Albrecht - Mathematician and Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia.



Nurturing Mathematical Talent

Pre-Conference Workshop

2016 Mathematical Association of Tasmania Annual Conference

Primed for Mathematics and Numeracy

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshop and/or the Conference at


Conference Committee: Brett Riley and Louise Hodgson




  • North West tentative date for secondary schools is Wednesday the 18th August 2016
  • For the remainder of Tasmania Sunday 21st August 2016

Register for the relays here:


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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



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