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About Mawa

This historical note consists of extracts from an article written in 1979 by Larry Blakers, in Number 100 of Sigma, the former MAWA journal:

It is impossible to pinpoint exactly the first discussions concerning the founding of an organisation concerned with the teaching of mathematics, but I remember talking about the possibility of such a development with Frank Gamblen, after I returned from the South Asian Conference on Mathematical Education in early 1956. I also remember that Ernie Bowen, then a lecturer in the Mathematics Department of the University of W.A., was keen to see established here a branch of the Mathematical Association (of Great Britain); he had been a member of the Mathematical Association of Victoria before coming to Perth.

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OUR ACTIVITIES

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This popular problem-solving competition for teams of four in years 3-10 has now spread all over Australia.

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Celebrating school leadership in science and mathematics education.

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The Maths Active School programme allows schools to demonstrate that the school is actively extending their students and teachers beyond the normal mathematics classroom.

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The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented students who will be studying at Year 12 next year. It is a two-week residential summer course held each January at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

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The “Have Sum Fun” Competition is an exciting mathematics initiative that uses a quiz night format. Teams of six students race against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight

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Are you looking for quality professional learning to enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge? Check out the upcoming opportunities here.


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The program provides mathematics problem-solving classes for mathematically highly gifted students aged 10 to 15, though exceptionally highly gifted students of a younger age can apply.

Open to all primary and secondary students, the Maths Talent Quest aims to promote interest in mathematics and foster positive attitudes amongst students, teachers and parents.

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The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) is a new team-based mathematical competition for Australian secondary students. Operating in teams, comprising up to four students from the same school, participants must work collaboratively to solve a problem (set globally) by devising and applying an original mathematical model.

CALENDAR FOR MAWA



Event

Location

Date

Time

Have Sum Fun Online (Term 1)NoneFebruary 20 - March 10
Have Sum Fun Face-to-FaceUpper Secondary: March 10
Lower Secondary: March 17
Primary: March 18
MAWA Annual General MeetingMAWA Office
12 Cobbler Place,
Mirrabooka,
WA 6061
April 11
Have Sum Fun Online (Term 2)NoneMay 15 - Jun 2
Combined Primary & Secondary ConventionTrinity CollegeMay 20
Have Sum Fun Online (Term 3)NoneAugust 7 - August 25
Maths Day 2017August 18
Joint MAWA/STAWA STEM ConferenceCurtin UniversityAugust 31 - September 1
Have Sum Fun Online (Term 4)NoneOctober 23 - November 10
Secondary Convention
TBANovember 20 - November 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heads of Learning Area Forum
TBANovember 228:00 am - 5:00 pm

Latest Publications

Foundations 4

Foundations 4

Maths

September 9, 2015

Edition

4

Year level

12

$33

Foundations 3

Foundations 3

Maths

September 9, 2015

Edition

3

Year level

12

$33

Place Value to 1000

Place Value to 1000

Maths

September 2, 2015

Edition

2

Year level

2-5

$39.95

Essentials 3-4

Essentials 3-4

Maths

September 9, 2015

Edition

3-4

Year level

12

$33