Mathematical Association of Tasmania

PO Box 5096
UTAS LPO, TAS 7005

Find us on Facebook. For more details about the association, please contact our president, Brett Stephenson, via email:

bstephenson@gyc.tas.edu.au

MAT Workshops Term 1 2021

MAT is pleased to offer the following online workshops during Term 1 2021. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mat-workshops-term-1-2021-tickets-135951200701. Registration is FREE for MAT members and all tickets are FREE for Tasmanian teachers for Todd Sculthorpe's workshop. For non MAT members, the cost is $30 for a single workshop, $25 for multiple workshops or $10 for interstate members of AAMT (if you are a Tasmanian teacher who is a member of AAMT but not MAT, please email emily.peterson@education.tas.gov.au).

 

DATE AUDIENCE WORKSHOP PRESENTER

Thurs

18th Feb

3:30 – 4:30pm

 

Years K – 10

Six key practices for orchestrating mathematical discussions

This webinar focuses on six key practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms. It offers details on how to plan for and engage students in K – Year 10 in discussions that advance the learning of all students.  By giving a road map of things that teachers can do in advance of and during whole-class discussions, these practices have the potential for helping teachers to more effectively orchestrate discussions that are responsive to both students and the discipline.

 

Dr Louise Hodgson is an experienced teacher and coach who has taught mathematics across grades, organisations and geographical regions of Tasmania.

Wed

3rd March

3:30 – 4:30pm

 

 

Middle Years (5 – 7)

Fractions: Applying partitioning creatively to assess understanding

Fraction understanding continues to be a fraught area of teaching. However, a deep understanding of this is necessary to ensure future success in Mathematics. This workshop will explore creative ways to develop the concept of partitioning and will provide participants with a range of approaches that can be used in the classroom.  We will explore how to use diagrams to build an understanding of relative sizes of fractions, their naming and how to extend these diagrams to increase complexity and challenge.

 

Paul Tabart is the DoE Principal Education Officer of Mathematics, Years P – 10.  He has worked in Tasmanian secondary classrooms for over 35 years and enjoys exploring creative ways to engage students in the development of their mathematical understanding.

Thurs

4th March

3:30 – 4:30pm

 

 

Middle Years (5 – 8)

Understanding fraction notation

Being numerate with fractions involves much more than just carrying out procedures. Our students also need to be able to interpret contexts, to select appropriate mathematical procedures and to communicate effectively. Fraction notation can be used to represent a range of concepts from a part/whole relationship, to quotients, probabilities, and ratios. Through engaging with practical applications of fraction concepts and sharing reasoning, students develop the understanding they need to work with fractions.

 

Bruce Duncan has been teaching at UTAS since 2011, after 25 years in primary and secondary classrooms. His focus is on pedagogy that supports understanding in Mathematics and Science.

Wed

10th March

3:30 – 4:30pm

 

Years K – 10

Closed to open: Transforming tasks

This webinar focuses on key ideas for turning closed mathematical tasks into open-ended tasks that offer challenge for all students.

 

Dr Louise Hodgson is an experienced teacher and coach who has taught mathematics across grades, organisations and geographical regions of Tasmania.

Thurs

11th March

3:30 – 4:30pm

 

10A + College

Life, death and chaos with sequences

This workshop will investigate some sequences that are modelled in life and death scenarios. Some of these will descend into absolute chaos. Graphics calculator technology will be used to demonstrate the sequences but other technologies could alternatively be used.

 

 

Brett Stephenson teaches Mathematics at Guilford Young College. He has been a lecturer in Maths Education at UTAS, is the president of MAT and is a member of AAMT’s council.

Thurs

17th March

3:30 – 4:30pm

 

 

Years 4 - 6

Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in Maths (FREE)

Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in Maths doesn’t have to be difficult or scary. This webinar will focus on ways to integrate mathematical problem solving and Aboriginal Culture in the digital world of Minecraft Education. Co-designed by Aboriginal Education, Curriculum Services and ITS in the Department of Education, not only does it demonstrate how to integrate the Cross-Curriculum Priorities in Mathematics but also demonstrates ways to address AITSL professional standards 1.4 and 2.4.

 

Todd Sculthorpe is the Project Officer - Inclusive Curriculum for the DoE Tasmania’s Aboriginal Education Services and a proud Palawa man.

 

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mat-workshops-term-1-2021-tickets-135951200701.

Questions? Please email event organiser Emily Peterson at emily.peterson@education.tas.gov.au.