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2021 WA Annual Maths Conference

The Mathematical Association of Western Australia held the 2021 WA Annual Maths Conference at the Crown Convention Centre, Burswood 17 – 19 November.

We were pleased to have Catherine Attard as our keynote speaker on Thursday and James Tanton as our keynote speaker on Friday.

Catherine is a Professor at Western Sydney University and current President of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA).
Australian-born James is a mathematician for the Mathematical Association of America and is the founder of the Global Math Project.

As a result of the global pandemic, society is experiencing the ways in which mathematics can be used to communicate statistics, explain reasons for actions and identify the effectiveness of vaccinations. However, using mathematics to explain the world is not new as mathematics has led the way for centuries. Our theme Maths: Leading the way will give you the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities that maths provides.

The annual conference aims to assist teachers from early childhood education, primary, secondary and post-secondary with their professional knowledge, practice and engagement in mathematics education.


The program is now available to download.




Here’s what people had to say about the 2020 conference!


“I just wanted to say thank you to the MAWA team for organising such a great Maths Conference. I am sure that there were many challenges that you had to overcome in such a unique year! The presenters were fab and I came away with so many ideas for my classroom. There were also so many to choose from that it was sometimes difficult to make a selection!” ~ Teacher of Mathematics


“So good to read that the conference went well. Congratulations to all. Amazing to see such a good turnout in 2020.” ~ MAWA Student Member & Conference Prize Winner


“I was just talking to our staff and all of us felt it was overall the most useful professional learning we’ve been to for a while. I personally didn’t go to a single dud session.” ~ HoLA Mathematics