MAWA is proud of the partnerships we have forged and the ongoing support we receive from our partners. Many of our partnerships are mutually beneficial rather than financial. Without their support MAWA would not be the progressive and dynamic association it is today. Please take the time to get to know our wonderful partners and consider how your organisation may wish to partner with MAWA.
Australian Maths Trust
Australian Maths Trust (AMT) is a charity that helps teachers with resources and opportunities to enable their students to develop their problem-solving skills.
AMT offers annual events, like the internationally recognised Australian Mathematics Competition, and enrichment programs that run over a series of weeks or months.
Other activities help build students’ computational and algorithmic thinking and support STEM skill development and the maths and informatics Olympiad pathways offer students an opportunity to achieve excellence at the highest levels.
Problemo is AMT’s newest online offering for teachers and is designed to transform the teaching and learning of mathematical problem solving in any classroom. It has a large bank of quality problems per year group, complete with enabling and extending prompts, sample lesson cards and worked solutions. Visit problemo here
Developed alongside Australian teachers from across the country, Problemo is the ‘go to’ place for maths problem solving.
Bond Blocks is a whole school system designed to build strong foundations in mathematics. These ready-to-go resources, which include the wooden Bond Block Sets, are designed to help students move from counting to calculating with addition and subtraction:
- Counting to 10 with Bond Blocks (Pre-Foundation)
- Counting to 20 with Bond Blocks (Foundation)
- Bond Blocks Core Intervention Kit used for Mental Maths (Years 1 to 3)
- Bond Blocks Core Intervention Kit used for Maths Intervention (Years 1 to 6)
The Bond Blocks Core Intervention Kit is a resource of 100 sequenced activities to comprehensively teach all Addition and Subtraction content from Years 1 to 3, including application to word problems and related algebra. Every activity is modelled in a short video, demonstrating how to connect the physical materials, mathematical language and symbols. This resource includes a placement test, tracking tools and extensive teacher professional learning. The Bond Blocks system is built on a Concrete-Representational-Abstract approach. Every activity specifies the mathematical content and language to support explicit teaching.
Bond Blocks was created by Western Australian teacher Narelle Rice with the support of Dr Paul Swan.
Website: www.bondblocks.com Email: [email protected]
Independent Education and Training Pty Ltd (IETPL)
Independent Education and Training Pty Ltd (IETPL) is a family-based company formed to publish and distribute Numero®. Numero itself is owned by Alzheimer’s WA, with royalties from all products going to this charity. IETPL is owned and operated by Julie Richards, who is the daughter of Numero’s creator, Frank Drysdale. Julie works to promote and teach the use of Numero in classrooms all over Australia, with an emphasis on Western Australia, although it is now being played in a multitude of countries around the world.
Numero is a mental maths resource suitable for all years of primary and secondary education. It can play an important role in developing the proficiency strands of the Australian Curriculum Mathematics, especially with fluency, problem solving and reasoning. Numero is ideal for introducing and reinforcing both simple and complex maths concepts within a game situation.
Website: www.numero.org Email: [email protected]
Mathematics Centre offers a world of alternatives to text-based learning in the belief that all students can learn to work like a mathematician. Our work is 100% professional development. We support teachers, schools, districts and systems by retelling stories of classroom success in our workshop sessions and through our web site. We also offer a select set of unique resources which, through decades of history, have been directly connected to those success stories.These links will get you started:
Big Picture – bullet point overview of the whole site
Site Map – a ‘table of contents’ in the form of hyperlinks to every key element of the site
Resources – stuff you invest in to enhance teaching craft
Website: www.mathematicscentre.com Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0401 177 775
Network Teach is an independent, not for profit and non-political Education Association proudly supporting Western Australia’s teachers, trainee teachers, education assistants and school leaders.
Network Teach provides a leading range of free and heavily subsidised professional learning opportunities for its members with an aim to ensure greater accessibility and affordability for the WA education community.
Despite being a full service Education Association, Network Teach continues its tradition of supporting aspiring teachers and is recognised as Australia’s leading and largest organisation to support aspiring teachers.
We proudly partner and are sponsored by education based organisations who assist us to provide our free or heavily subsidised learning opportunities to our members.
To become FREE lifetime member simply register via: https://networkteachmembership.eventbrite.com.au
Improve assessment outcomes and ATAR scores for your Year 11 & 12 students using ReviseOnline’s unique online revision portal.
From our bank of thousands of WACE specific questions, students generate ATAR standard practice tests and exams, replicating the exam experience and learning from our sample responses and marking keys to maximise scores.
Teachers can monitor student progress, view analytics, determine strengths and weaknesses and provide feedback direct to students from their own Teacher Portals – saving time and better allocating resources to provide help where it’s really needed.
You can even deliver your summative assessments via our brand NEW, online, secure Formal Assessment Portal.
Website: www.reviseonline.com Email: [email protected]
For the past 30 years, Scitech’s mission has been to foster a lifelong curiosity and awareness towards STEM for all Western Australians. Located in the Perth City, we offer fun, engaging and inspiring learning experiences through feature exhibitions, galleries and our spectacular Planetarium. We also inspire with our digital and interactive learning programs, workshops and events by regularly travelling throughout the state bringing STEM education to regional and remote WA communities.
The Maths Show
Have fun with The Maths Show! If you’re looking for something fun, engaging and different to do in maths, The Maths Show may be just what you need! The Maths Show is a live performance for students that is:
- Highly entertaining and lots of fun
- A unique way to build student engagement in maths
- Full of maths history, puzzles, maths magic and more
- A great way to have students see maths from a different perspective
- Easy to organise – we come to your school
- Sure to promote maths reasoning and problem solving skills.
Suitable for for Junior Secondary and Primary students. We are available in Perth and regularly tour regional areas. An online/virtual version of the show is also available – especially suitable for remote schools. We are proudly sponsored by MAWA with a 10% discount for members. Perfect for a Maths / STEAM Week or Day or end of year activity. To find out more, contact us today.
It was awesome! The performer was engaging and hilarious. The kids loved the show!
Libby Foley, Chevallum State School
Website: http://www.felstead.com.au/portfolio/themathsshow/ Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0402 223406
University of Western Australia
Established in 1911 as Western Australia’s first university, the University of Western Australia (UWA) has an international reputation for remarkable and life-changing contributions across world-class research, learning and teaching. A university community with a reputation for leading positive change, both here and internationally, UWA is Western Australia’s top-ranked university and one of only a handful of top 100 universities in the country.
UWA’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics was awarded 5 out of 5 in Excellence of Research Australia in Mathematical Sciences (Pure and Applied Mathematics). Our academics are experts in their respective fields and our graduates are working for leading organisations around the world including Google, NASA and Microsoft.
As part of our long running partnership with MAWA, UWA is proud to support The WA Mathematics Problem Solving Program and the WA Maths Summer School.
Website: www.uwa.edu.au Email: [email protected]