Book Club Review – July 2019

Humble Pi, Matt Parker, 2019 You may recognise Matt from the popular global YouTube channel Numberphile. A mathematician comedian based in the UK, you may not have known that he is originally a mathematics teacher from WA and once a…

Best of Math Math World

Last century I wrote a “Best of Math Math World” – a collection of the best ideas, activities and games from Math Math World, a puzzle booklet that I still write for the Mathematical Association of Western Australia. As always,…

Vale Roland Mortlock (1932 – 2019)

Members will be saddened to hear of the passing of Roly Mortlock. He was an unsung hero of mathematics education in Western Australia. He earned an Honours degree in mathematics from UWA and a PhD from the University of Michigan….

28 May 2019: Teams from Brisbane Boys College and Canberra’s Lyneham High School have been selected as Australia’s two top entries in this year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C), eclipsing 140 other submissions. The teams each received a ‘meritorious achievement’…

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MAWA Maths Active Expo Prize Draw

MAWA Prize Bag including resources and family membership, valued at $195 Suria H; Perth College     Maths Australia $100 voucher for the online Maths Australia shop Sophia H.P; Bunbury Primary School     MAWA Family Membership valued at $95…

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From the Office of the Chief Scientist The state of mathematics in Australian schools is a widely shared concern. Parents, educators, industry groups and governments all query why a prosperous country, placed second on the United Nations’ Human Development Index,…

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IM2C Excellence

Australian student teams in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) show that maths can help with real-life, everyday decision making. Coordinated in Australia by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), IM2C is a mathematical modelling competition that invites teams…

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MAWA Pre-Service Teacher Awards

By Clive Kelly, MAWA Executive Officer MAWA President Paula McMahon recently presented awards to three outstanding Curtin University School of Education students. The students, Nicoletta Dalo (ECE), Jessica Wolfe (Primary) and Mai Jones (Secondary) were recognised for their academic achievements…

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