Mathematical Association of Tasmania

PO Box 5096

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Professional Learning

Professional Learning 2018

May 24th: Applications for bursaries to the ATSIMA Conference 2018 due

June 18th and 20th: Connect Four: Maths300, Reframing Mathematical Futures II, reSolve and TEMPEST (Launceston and Hobart)

July 10th - 13th: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) Conference 2018 (run by ATSIMA)

August 17th - 18th: MAT Conference 2018: Take a Chance on Maths

More professional learning events coming soon!




Past Professional Learning:


Using the Mathematics Challenge and Enrichment Programs in Your Classroom (with Dr. Kumudini Dharmadasa and Mr. Howard Reeves) (Hobart - CANCELLED)

'Algebra as Storytelling' and 'Number Genetics': A Day with AMT's Mike Clapper (Launceston)



"Developing Visual Literacy and Geometrical Thinking" workshop with Karen McDaid (Launceston)

Maths Inside - "Bees with Backpacks" and "Maths in 3D" workshops (Devonport)

"To infinity and beyond... well, nearly!" keynote address by Assoc. Prof. Helen Chick (Launceston)

Developing Geometric Reasoning with Students in Years 3 - 8 with Marj Horne (Hobart)


Peter Sullivan presented professional learning days in 2013 entitled "The potential of posing more challenging mathematics tasks and ways of supporting students to engage in such tasks"

While most students want to work on more challenging mathematics, there are still some who require substantial support. The workshop explored examples of tasks with low "floors" but high "ceilings" that allow all students to engage with the tasks at some level, but which can be extended productively for those who are ready. A particular lesson structure that supports the work of all students on such tasks was presented and discussed. 

To view his presentation, please click on the link below:



Multiplicative Thinking Workshop

Professor Di Siemon from RMIT presented a workshop on mutiplicative thinking on Wednesday March 24th, 2010. Here are links to some of her key papers, of particular relevance to teachers of Grades 4 - 8 and including assessment materials, learning plans, authentic tasks and a resource library: