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                    ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA                                                                                   WELCOME TO MAV20                                                  CONTENTS
                                                                                                                                                               Welcome to MAV20 – A             KEYNOTES                                 Page 4
                                                                                                                                                               2020 Vision: Engaging
                                                                                                                                                               Mathematics                      PROGRAM AT A GLANCE                      Page 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                PROGRAM IN DETAIL                        Page 16
                                                                                                                                                              The last few months have
                                                                                                                                                                                                GENERAL INFO                             Page 50
                                                                                                                                                              been a period of change
                                                                                                                                                              and challenge for all of us       SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR ZONE               Page 51
                                                                                                                                                              and in particular teachers
                                                                                                                                                              within Victoria. As like
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                                                ASSOCIATION                                                                   the support of MAV Board, MAV events team and the
                                                 OF VICTORIA                                                                  conference committee I am pleased to invite you to the            Thursday 3 December 2020
                                                                                                                              57th Annual Virtual Conference (MAV20) from Thursday              9am-9.15am               Opening and welcome
                                                                                                   > MAVshop
                                                                                                                              3 to Friday 4 December 2020.                                      9.15am-10.15am           Keynote presentations
 > Prime Number
   (Primary journal)                                                                               > Teaching resources
 > Vinculum                                                                                        > Professional resources   We all experience mathematics differently; some of us are         10.15am-10.25am          Coffee break
   (Secondary journal)                                                                             > VCE trial exams,
                                                                                                     SACs, solutions
                                                                                                                              confident, others suffer from maths anxiety, and many of us       10.25am-11.10am          Sessions
 > Common Denominator
    (Magazine)                                                                                                                sit between these two extremes. What is your story? How do
                                                                                                                                                                                                11.10am-11.20pm          Coffee break
                                                                                                                              you engage in mathematics?
                                                                                                                                                                                                11.20am-12.05pm          Sessions
           PROFESSIONAL                                                           STUDENT                                     How can we as a community: ignite students’ passion for,          12.05pm-12.15pm          Coffee break
           LEARNING                                                               ACTIVITIES
            > Contracted in-school                                                 > Maths Talent Quest                       and value of, mathematics; engage and support colleagues’
            > Network days                                                         > Girls in STEM                            professional growth; and engage and inform the community          12.15pm-1pm              Sessions
            > VCE                                                                  > Maths camp
            > Professional learning events                                         > Games days                               as a whole? Let’s create a 2020 vision to share the positive      1pm-1.45pm               Lunch and networking
            > Virtual learning sessions                                            > Family maths activities                  skills and attributes that mathematics can provide for future     1.45pm-2.30pm            Sessions
                                                                                   > VCE revision lectures
                                                                                   > Made by Maths app                        generations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                2.30pm-2.40pm            Coffee break
                                                                                                                              At the heart of MAV’s Annual Conference are teachers.             2.40pm-3.25pm            Sessions
                                                                                                                              Each year over 1400 mathematics educators including
                                                  MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                                                    3.30pm-4.30pm            Happy hour, virtual drinks
                                                   > Become a member                                                          teachers, academics, policy makers, curriculum experts and
                                                   > Mathematics Active Schools                                               resource developers come together to share their collective
                                                                                                                              expertise, experiences, and ideas. That’s what makes our          Friday 4 December 2020
                                                                                                                              conference great!                                                 9am-9.15am               Opening and welcome
                                                                                                                              Join us online to share your ideas, stories, and enthusiasm for   9.15am-10.15am           Keynote presentations
                                                                                                                              engaging in mathematics.                                          10.15am-10.25am          Coffee break

   Your MAV membership is                                                                                                     - Ann Downton, Conference Convenor                                10.25am-11.10am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Coffee break

   an essential part of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                11.20am-12.05pm          Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                12.05pm-12.15pm          Coffee break

   successful career.
                                                                                                                                                                                                12.15pm-1pm              Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                1pm-1.45pm               Lunch and networking

   Renew or join today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                1.45pm-2.30pm            Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                2.30pm-2.40pm            Coffee break
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                           JAMES TANTON                                                      LEICHA BRAGG                                                    ADAM KRUGER AND                                                   CARLY SAWATZKI
                                                                                                                                                             SCOTT RUMBLE
                           EXPLODING DOTS: A                                                 TEACHING MATHEMATICS                                                                                                              A NEW VISION FOR A
                           GLOBAL PHENOMENON                                                 FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE                                              TEACH LIKE A STAR                                                 FINANCIALLY CAPABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CITIZENRY: THE ROLE OF
                           Primary and secondary                                             All levels                                                      Secondary                                                         MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
                           James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994,                                Leicha Bragg is a Senior Lecturer in                            Adam Kruger (Head of Mathematics
    mathematics) is an author, a consultant, and an ambassador        Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education                             Faculty, Wesley College, Glen
    for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington         at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her extensive experience in                           Waverley) and Scott Rumble                 Dr Carly Sawatzki is interested in how young people become
    D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He       mathematics education incorporates improving mathematics                               (Senior School Leader, Parkdale            financially capable within families, communities, and schools.
    has taught mathematics both at university and high school.        education through innovative and engaging approaches.                                  Secondary College) have been               She is rapidly gaining national and international recognition
    James is absolutely committed to promoting effective and                                                                                                 involved in mathematical professional      for her ongoing research, which focuses on the design of
    joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels    Dr Bragg has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards,
                                                                                                                                                             development for a number of years.         financial mathematics tasks that reveal how young people
    of the education spectrum.                                        including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council
                                                                                                                                                             Both working in a number of roles          think, feel, and respond to money-related problems.
                                                                      Citation Award for Teaching Excellence, “For outstanding
                                                                                                                                                             from Mathematics Learning Area
    James writes books and video courses, advises on curriculum,      curriculum and resource development that equips our future                                                                        Through her work in the field, Carly has found that children’s
                                                                                                                                       leaders, Numeracy Leaders, Curriculum Development, Year
    consults with teachers, and gives demonstration classes and       mathematics teachers with the confidence, passion and                                                                             financial decisions can be influenced as much by social
                                                                                                                                       Level Coordinator, Senior School Leader, to Acting Assistant
    professional development sessions across the globe. He            skills they need to support student learning.” Her interest                                                                       and cultural factors (values, expectations, emotions, and
                                                                                                                                       Principal (Senior School/Curriculum). They have also been
    created the MAA’s Curriculum Inspirations project, serves         in making mathematics come alive saw her undertake                                                                                experiences with money) as the formal curriculum. However,
                                                                                                                                       Directors of the Casey and Cardinia Mathematics Network.
    as chair of the Advisory Council for the National Museum          research in implementing mathematics games in the primary                                                                         well-designed learning experiences that facilitate practice
    of Mathematics in New York, and is a founder of The Global        classroom. Dr Bragg’s current research includes mathematical     Both believe that teaching and leading with warmth and           in rational, self-regulated financial problem-solving and
    Math Project, an initiative set to transform the entire world’s   reasoning, the creation of rich mathematical tasks through the   enthusiasm, looking at the personal interests and strengths      decision-making seem to be impactful. Carly has published
    perception of what mathematics can and should be. Over            use of children’s literature, social justice, and mathematics.   of their students is a key to achieving great success. Their     in prestigious international journals and led curriculum and
    6 million students across the planet have taken part in a                                                                          interest, experience, and expertise in educating students at     research consultancies for Australian government agencies.
    common joyous piece of mathematics to see classroom                                                                                all levels is reflected in their broad teaching and leadership   She is regularly engaged by teacher associations, being
    mathematics as a portal for human joy, wonder, and delight.                                                                        career. Both are celebrated presenters who work extensively      recognised as a dynamic, thought-provoking presenter who
                                                                                            ANN GERVASONI
                                                                                                                                       with students, teachers and organisations in areas of            challenges thinking, promotes critical conversation, and
    James grew up in Adelaide, Australia, and now lives in
                                                                                            A VISION FOR ENGAGING                      leadership, data analysis, numeracy and literacy development,    inspires innovation. Carly writes for The Conversation and
    Phoenix, Arizona.
                                                                                            ALL CHILDREN AND                           effective feedback strategies, restorative justice practices,    EduResearch Matters and is regularly interviewed by ABC
    Dr Tanton’s keynote presentation is supported by                                        FAMILIES IN MATHEMATICS                    accelerated learning, building connections outside the           Radio. Carly works at Deakin University.
                                                                                            LEARNING                                   classroom, creative and critical thinking, learning styles,
                                                                                                                                       multiple intelligences and cooperative learning.
                                                                                            Early years                                                                                                                        PAUL SWAN
                                                                                                                                       Adam and Scott have presented on numerous occasions
                                                                      Ann Gervasoni is Associate Professor of Numeracy at the          for a range of organisations and school associations with the
                                                                                                                                       main focus of developing change in the classroom. Their                                 MAXIMISING THE NATURAL
                                                                      Faculty of Education, Monash University in Melbourne.
                                                                      Ann has worked in educational research, teacher education,       passion for teaching has been the main driver for developing                            CURIOSITY OF YOUNG
                                                                      professional learning, and primary teaching for 38 years. She    a range of programs at their college. The student growth                                CHILDREN: LEADING TO
                                                                      was a member of the research team for the Australian Early       that is achieved not only within these programs but in their                            ENGAGEMENT
                                                                      Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001) in Victoria, and           classrooms is undeniable proof that their hard work and a love
                                                                                                                                       of this profession are the building blocks of great success.                            Early years
                                                                      research director for the Bridging the Numeracy Gap project
                                                                      in Western Australia and Victoria (2009-2010). Ann’s             Adam and Scott have recently began developing a book             Dr Paul Swan is a mathematics educator who works around
                                                                      research and scholarship focuses on mathematics education        Teach like a STAR which will be the driving force behind using   Australia and the world, although being based in Western
                                                                      in early childhood and primary education, mathematics            their popular STAR methodology and approach towards              Australia. He is an award-winning author, game designer and
                                                                      intervention approaches for students who experience difficult,   building positive change in the classroom.                       consultant who works with leaders and teachers to promote
                                                                      and family-based and community approaches for supporting                                                                          the best outcomes for children. One of his grandchildren has
                                                                                                                                       Adam and Scott’s keynote presentation is supported by
                                                                      the learning of those most vulnerable in our community.                                                                           started Pre-school (Prep) and so he is keenly interested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        harnessing the enthusiasm and excitement for learning that
                                                                      This keynote presentation is supported by
                                                                                                                                                                                                        she shows.

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                           TONY VALLANCE                              required Thomas to not only teach the content remotely, but         PANEL: PRIMARY                                                   part of their lives. Mark moved out of classroom teaching
                                                                      to also go through the process of building relationships and                                                                         and into mathematics leadership 8 years ago, he spent
                           AGENTS OF CHANGE                           rapport with students entirely online. It’s this experience which   WAYS TO ORGANISE YOUR CLASSROOM TO                               several years developing an extension program for high
                           - BUILDING STUDENT                         Thomas will speak to throughout the panel discussion.               CATER FOR ALL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS                            achieving students, while concurrently developing teacher
                           AGENCY IN MATHEMATICAL                                                                                         LESSONS                                                          efficacy in differentiating for a wider range of students,
                           LEARNING                                                          Lisa Haranas has been the College                                                                             eventually making extension a natural, accessible part of
                                                                                             Head of Mathematics (5 to 12) at                                    Kate Copping (MC) began her career        the curriculum at his school. He has been a member of
                           All levels                                                        Overnewton Anglican Community                                       as a primary school teacher and has       MAV’s Student Activities Committee and a regular state
                                                                                             College since 2018. Prior to this                                   taught at levels from F -6, in schools    level judge for MAV’s Maths Talent Quest, an investigation
    Tony received the Australian Education Awards Teacher of                                 she led the Teaching and Learning                                   in Victoria, NSW and USA. Kate has
    the Year (2019), he is a STEAM teacher and massive nerd.                                                                                                                                               based competition in which his school had been a successful
                                                                                             at Overnewton’s Year 9 Campus,                                      been a mathematics leader and leading     participant representing the Western region through his
    Tony believes that ownership and agency are the key to                                   Canowindra. During her time at                                      teacher, and an Innovations and           guidance. Mark is a lead member of a cohort of schools
    learning and that is why he involves his students in leadership   Canowindra, Lisa developed a range of initiatives around                                   Excellence Cluster leader. Kate has       involved in the PASA project developed by Dr Joanne
    roles in creating, reviewing, and implementing initiatives        the use of ICT to support student learning.   In addition           provided mathematics professional development for teachers       Mulligan and Dr Mike Mitchelmore.
    and curriculum. Tony’s passion is to motivate, engage and         to teaching VCE Mathematics, as Head of Mathematics,                through ACER, the Department of Education and Training
                                                                      Lisa led a team of teachers from 5 – 12 in the mapping              and the Bastow Institute. She has worked within schools as a                           Michele Klooger is a teaching
    empower students so that they can apply their skills and
                                                                      of the Australian Curriculum to the Outcomes in the                 consultant and provided professional development sessions.                             associate within the Faculty of
    confidence to any situation that life throws at them.
                                                                      VCE Mathematics Study Design. Despite finding remote                                                                                                       Education, Monash University. Over
    Tony was the winner of Teacher of the Year at the Australian      challenging on many levels, Lisa has risen to the challenge         Kate has working in teacher education for the Graduate                                 the past 28 years she has worked in a
    Education Awards in 2019 and finalist for Outstanding             and enjoyed leading her faculty through this unique period!         School of Education at Melbourne University since 2008,                                wide variety of primary school teaching
    Secondary Teacher of the Year – Victorian Excellence in                                                                               as a Teaching Fellow and Clinical Specialist supporting                                and leadership roles, with a particular
    Education Awards in 2018. He has two boys and has recently                                Michael Schaffner is an early career        teacher candidates whilst on placement and as a lecturer in                            focus on numeracy and mathematics
    purchased an electric skateboard.                                                         teacher at Penola Catholic College in       primary mathematics. She completed her Masters in School         skills development. She works with teachers as a consultant
                                                                                              the northern suburbs of Melbourne.          Leadership in 2012 and is currently a PhD candidate. Her         in government and private schools and with undergraduate
                                                                                              As a proud member of Generation Z,          research involves leadership and teacher professional learning   students to help prepare them for the teaching profession.
                                                                                              and in only his second year of teaching,    in mathematics. Kate joined the MAV Council in 2018.
                                                                                              Michael has adapted to remote                                                                                                        Peter Sullivan is an educator,
                                                                                              teaching and learning as only a digital                             Suada Dzaferovic has worked as a                                 consultant and author. His careers
                                                                      native could. Inspired by Angela Duckworth’s findings on the                                primary classroom teacher across                                 combines research into task design
                                                                      power of perseverance and the work of Arne Rubenstein and                                   all levels for the past 19 years, and                            with the development of teacher
    PANEL: SECONDARY                                                  the Rites of Passage Institute, Michael has spent much of his                               more recently as a Mathematics                                   support resources and classroom
                                                                      early career developing teaching strategies and various on-                                 Specialist at Toorak Primary School                              trialling. He was author of the Shape of
    ONLINE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS                                                                                                                                and Altona Green Primary School.
                                                                      line tools to help students from less privileged backgrounds to                                                                                              the Australian Mathematics Curriculum,
    DURING THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT HAVE                                                                                                                             Suada has developed her teaching,
                                                                      not only engage with mathematics, but also develop positive                                                                          a paper commissioned by the National Curriculum Board to
    WE LEARNED?                                                       lifelong learning attributes.                                       learning and leadership practices in the area of mathematics     lay the foundation of the Australian curriculum. Subsequently
                                                                                                                                          with support through the DET Primary Mathematical and            he was appointed the lead writer for the development phases
                          When talking to Thomas Moore                                        Nich Hildebrandt is a VCE maths             Science Specialist Initiative and the MAV Collaborative. As
                          (MC), it doesn’t take long to notice                                                                                                                                             of the curriculum and has supported ongoing development of
                                                                                              teacher at Trinity Grammar, Kew. He         a maths leader, Suada engages with teachers and develops         the documents, including consulting on the review conducted
                          his keen passion for mathematics                                    has previously taught in the U.K. at        their capacity in teaching mathematics through creating a
                          education. Throughout his short 10-                                                                                                                                              in 2015. He was also the author of the Australian Education
                                                                                              academies in Cambridge and London.          shared vision of what students want to know, be and do as        Review publication Teaching mathematics: Using research-
                          year career, Thomas has taught in a                                 Before teaching, Nich studied law           mathematicians. Suada inspires students to develop a growth
                          number of schools across Melbourne,                                                                                                                                              informed strategies that has now been downloaded over
                                                                                              and commerce and worked in various          mindset in mathematics and engages them with tasks that          210,000 times from the ACER website.
                          been a Leading Teacher and a Head of                                industries including Finance and            challenge thinking and allowing students to develop their own
    Mathematics, been the founder of EngageME Mathematics,                                    Insurance in Australian and the U.K.        toolkits to use during problem solving.                          Peter has edited the prestigious Journal for Mathematics
    and worked within both Primary and Secondary schools as           He is interested in evidenced based approaches to maths                                                                              Teacher Education and the Mathematics Education Research
    an education consultant. Most recently, Thomas has also           teaching and how explicit instruction can be complemented                                 Mark Gleeson has been involved             Journal published by Springer.
    embarked on a PhD exploring how teachers of Mathematics           by technology.                                                                            in primary school education for 33
    develop strong pedagogical relationships with their students.                                                                                               years. Early in his career, he developed   This keynote presentation is supported by
                                                                      This keynote panel is supported by                                                        the Household Maths and Maths in
    During the April-June remote learning period, Thomas given                                                                                                  Sport programs that differentiated
    taught a Year 7 and a Year 9 class. He began teaching these                                                                                                 the curriculum and engaged students
    classes after the remote learning period had begun. This                                                                                                    in mathematical practices that were

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    SUB-THEMES                                                                YEAR LEVEL RANGE: For actual target year levels per session see session descriptions.
    Engaging numeracy          Engaging teachers and leaders                      Rooms 1, 2, 6, 7              Foundation to Year 8
    Engaging society           Engaging technology                                Rooms 3,4,8,9                 Year 7 to Year 12
    Engaging students          More than one sub-theme                            Rooms 5, 10                   Misc levels

    Time                             Room 1                    Room 2                      Room 3                     Room 4                    Room 5                    Room 6                   Room 7                  Room 8                    Room 9                   Room 10
    9am -9.15am                                                                                                                        Opening and welcome / Annual sponsor promotion
    9.15am-10.15am           Early years                Primary                     Secondary                  Secondary                All levels

                             Maximising the natural     Exploding dots: A           Teach like a star          Online teaching of     Teaching mathematics
                             curiosity of young         global phenomenon                                      mathematics during the for social justice
                             children: leading to       (Focus on primary           Adam Kruger and            Coronavirus: What have
                             engagement                 school mathematics)         Scott Rumble               we learned?            Leicha Bragg

                             Paul Swan                  James Tanton                                           Panel: secondary

                                                                                                               Lisa Haranas,
                                                                                                               Michael Schaffner,
                                                                                                               Tom Moore (MC)

    10.15am - 10.25am                                                                                                                                      Coffee break
    10.25am-11.10am          Pencil pushing: Do         Enhancing students’         Free resources for         Modelling with data      Contentious               Secondary teaching in a   Increasing collective   Houston, we have a        Further Maths exams:       Stitching and drawing
                             the interior angles of a   conceptual                  delivering excellence in   capture                  conversations in maths    primary classroom         efficacy: developing    problem                   using the CAS              mathematics
                             triangle have measures     understanding of            financial literacy                                  education                                           effective assessment                              calculator efficiently and
                             summing to 180             numeracy through                                       Neale Woods and                                    Paul Howard and           tools to drive maths    Brian Lannen              effectively                Katherine Seaton
                             degrees?                   games.                      Daman Nicholson            Rebecca Hansen           Tom Moore and             Damian Smith              instruction
                                                                                                                                        Michaela Epstein                                                                                      Kevin McMenamin
                             James Tanton               Bernadette Mercieca and                                                                                                             Jeanette Breen and
                                                        Mary Potter                                                                                                                         Rhys Coulson

    11.10am-11.20pm                                                                                                                                        Coffee break
    11.20am-12.05pm          Nerding out on number      Multiplication              2019 Math Methods          Minimum fun with         What makes a              Maths counts              Stringing together      Real trigonometry using Desmos classroom            Engaging and building
                             talk pedagogy              masterclass                 Examinations               calculus                 mathematical task ‘rich’?                           reasoning,              real time real world data activities: putting       confidence with EAL
                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline Burston          understanding and                                 research into practice    students in mainstream
                             Alex Box                   Andrew Lorimer-Derham Allason McNamara and             Peter Fox                Michaela Epstein                                    fluency                 Enzo Vozzo                                          classrooms
                                                                              Mary Papp                                                                                                                                                       Bryn Humberstone and
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sally Hughes and                                  Oliver Lovell             Ruth Hibburt and
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rebecca Stewart                                                             Lynda Newell

    12.05pm-12.15pm                                                                                                                                        Coffee break
    12.15pm-1pm              More with measurement Transforming                     Specialist Maths           Problems worth coding    Engaging measurement Maths Mantra -                 Goal setting in         H5P – A fantastic tool    Dynamic and agentic       Problemo solving
                                                   mathematical games               examinations                                        – volume and capacity embedding community           mathematics             for developing online     collaborative teaching in
                             Jennifer Bowden and   into investigations                                         Peter Fox                                      mathematical values                                   material                  mathematics               Chris Wetherell
                             Ellen Corovic                                          Allason McNamara and                                Marj Horne and                                      Paul Staniscia
                                                   James Russo and                  Dean Lamson                                         Rebecca Seah          Andrew Kearl                                          Neale Woods               Steven Goldberg
                                                   Toby Russo                                                                                                                                                                                 and Sara Niglia

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     SUB-THEMES                                                                YEAR LEVEL RANGE: For actual target year levels per session see session descriptions.
     Engaging numeracy          Engaging teachers and leaders                     Rooms 1, 2, 6, 7           Foundation to Year 8
     Engaging society           Engaging technology                               Rooms 3,4,8,9              Year 7 to Year 12
     Engaging students          More than one sub-theme                           Rooms 5, 10                Misc levels

     Time                             Room 1                   Room 2                     Room 3                   Room 4                   Room 5                     Room 6                Room 7                   Room 8                    Room 9                   Room 10
     1pm-1.45pm                                                                                                                            Lunch break and networking function
     1.45pm-2.30pm            Supporting algorithmic    Games: engaging             Turning the corner      Fun with drawings        DET resources to        Contextual problem       Mathematics talks        Starting out with Casio   Free financial literacy   Using construction to
                              and computational         students, teachers and      towards more useful     using TI-Nspire, footy   support teaching and    posing: seeing the       across the strands       ClassPad                  education resources       engage numeracy from
                              thinking in Years F-8     families in mathematics     maths                   jumpers shapes and       teachers of mathematics mathematics around us                                                                                 year 5 to VCAL
                                                                                                            colours                  and numeracy                                     Catherine Rodgers and    Charlie Watson            Damian Nicholson
                              Max Stephens and          Michael Minas,              Kaye Stacey                                                              Kate Eastcott            Mandi Mackey                                                                 Mark Collins
                              Sabastian Sardina         Rob Vingerhoets and                                 Raymond Rozen and        Penny Addison
                                                        James Russo                                         Shane Dempsey

     2.30pm-2.40pm                                                                                                                                      Coffee break
     2.40pm-3.25pm            Productive discourse to   Engaging students in        Using M&M’S® to learn   Edrolo for engaging      Building capacity        Getting ‘hooked’ into   Technology as a thinking Making numeracy skills    Keeping girls in maths    Importance of
                              enhance mathematical      critical thinking           sampling proportion     mathematics              to sustain growth in     maths!                  tool: beyond practice    visible                   and addressing maths      understanding
                              reasoning                                                                                              mathematics                                      and drill.                                         Anxiety                   equivalence for
                                                        Rebecca Seah and            Ewan Campbell           Daniel Tram and                                   Bernard Kerrins                                  Andrea Loving                                       developing algebraic
                               Carmel Delahunty         Marj Horne                                          Liam Ferris              Leanne McMahon                                   Andrea O’Connor          and Claire Power          Kelly Sharp               reasoning
                                                                                                                                     and Anna Bock                                    and Amanda Cassidy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cathy Pearn and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Max Stephens
     3.30pm-4.30pm                                                                                                                               Happy hour virtual drinks

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     SUB-THEMES                                                                 YEAR LEVEL RANGE: For actual target year levels per session see session descriptions.
     Engaging numeracy          Engaging teachers and leaders                        Rooms 1, 2, 6, 7              Foundation to Year 8
     Engaging society           Engaging technology                                  Rooms 3,4,8,9                 Year 7 to Year 12
     Engaging students          More than one sub-theme                              Rooms 5, 10                   Misc levels

     Time                             Room 1                   Room 2                         Room 3                     Room 4                     Room 5                   Room 6                     Room 7                    Room 8                 Room 9                  Room 10
     9am -9.15am                                                                                                                           Opening and welcome / Annual sponsor promotion
     9.15am-10.15am           Early years               Primary                        Secondary                  Secondary                 All levels

                              A 2020 vision for         Ways to organise your          Exploding dots: A          A new vision for a     ‘Agents of change’ -
                              engaging all children     classroom to cater for all     global phenomenon          financially capable    building student agency
                              and families in           students in mathematics        (Focus on secondary        citizenry: The role of in mathematical learning
                              mathematics learning      lessons.                       school mathematics)        mathematics education.
                                                                                                                                         Tony Vallance
                              Ann Gervasoni             Panel: primary                 James Tanton               Carly Sawatzki

                                                        Kate Copping (MC,
                                                        Suada Dzaferovic,
                                                        Mark Gleeson,
                                                        Michele Klooger and
                                                        Peter Sullivan

     10.15am - 10.25am                                                                                                                                        Coffee break
     10.25am-11.10am          Numerous connexions:      Engaging all students          Patterns: What to do       Conquering fraction       AI - machine learning   Improving students’          Using coding devices      Engaging our own       Maths, magic and more    Why aren’t you working?
                              building students’        through sequences of           if you believe in them.    misconceptions: data      and algorithms          reasoning skills in junior   across the curriculum     learning
                              capacity to rename        learning                       What to do if you don’t.   insights from teaching                            secondary classrooms                                                          Stephen Hanlon           Tom Moore and
                              numbers                                                                             7000 high school          Craig Bauling                                        Julie Kantor              Michael O’Connor                                Peter Breukers
                                                        Peter Sullivan                 James Tanton               students.                                         Bernadette Mercieca
                              Martin Holt
                                                                                                                  Anna McGann and
                                                                                                                  Malamati Papsimeon

     11.10am-11.20pm                                                                                                                                          Coffee break
     11.20am-12.05pm          Helping parents find the My top 5 engaging               Sequences of learning      Widgets for VCE           What’s missing?         Developing student           Digital card game to     Effective mathematics   Mathematica in the       Excel-ing at open ended
                              maths                    place value activities          designed to include all    Methods, Further and                              agency using maths           build algebra foundation teaching with the       classroom                problems
                                                                                       students                   Specialist exams          Mike Clapper            conference journals                                   Cambridge textbooks
                              Cassandra Lowry           Angela Rogers                                                                                                                            Jiqing Sun and Echo Gu                           Stephen Alderton         David Innes
                                                                                       Peter Sullivan             Sanjeev Meston                                    Jess Szalek                                           David Greenwood,        and Rohan Barry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sara Wooley and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bryn Humberstone

     12.05pm-12.15pm                                                                                                                                          Coffee break
     12.15pm-1pm              What should teachers      Fractions: Engaging            Enhancing Conceptual       Visualising algebra       Drawing Traditional     Storypath - agency           Structured hands-on       Things I wish I knew   Worthwhile CAS           Crossing the Murray
                              focus on in maths         and Extending                  Understanding using                                  Geometry & Number -     through contextualised,      activities = engagement   years ago              calculator use in this
                              planning?                 Students Conceptual            CAS technology in the      Danijela Draskovic and    Visual Learning         integrated inquiry           + understanding                                  year’s Mathematical      David Cleary and
                                                        Understanding                  Methods course             Helen Haralambous                                                                                        Peter Collins          Methods Exam 2           Ben Parker
                              Aylie Davidson                                                                                                Nabeel Khan             Kris Westcott                Judy Hartnett
                                                        Kate Copping,                  Sanjeev Meston                                                                                                                                             Kevin McMenamin
                                                        Carmel Mesiti and
                                                        Cath Pearn

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     SUB-THEMES                                                              YEAR LEVEL RANGE: For actual target year levels per session see session descriptions.
     Engaging numeracy          Engaging teachers and leaders                 Rooms 1, 2, 6, 7                Foundation to Year 8
     Engaging society           Engaging technology                           Rooms 3,4,8,9                   Year 7 to Year 12
     Engaging students          More than one sub-theme                       Rooms 5, 10                     Misc levels

     Time                             Room 1                Room 2                     Room 3                      Room 4                   Room 5                      Room 6                  Room 7                  Room 8                   Room 9                 Room 10
     1pm-1.45pm                                                                                                                            Lunch break and networking function
     1.45pm-2.30pm            Pearson mathology F-2: Geometry ain’t square      Engaging and building        Solving equations       The perfect maths         What number am I?         Reflection - questions   Consistent growth in    Improving positive      Challenging tasks,
                              Supporting you to teach                           confidence in students                               planner: does it exist?                             that cause thinking      maths and numeracy      mindsets in maths and   formative assessment:
                              your way                Ellen Corovic and         with learning difficulties   Anthony Harradine                                 Bill Healy                                         understanding between   numeracy                relations, functions and
                                                      Jennifer Bowden                                                                Nadia Abdelal                                       Tim Campbell             7 to 9                                          graphs
                              Antje Leigh-Lancaster                             Samantha Horrocks and                                                                                                                                     Claire Power and
                              and Lindy Bayles                                  Ruth Hibburt                                                                                                                      Hannah Young and        Andrea Loving           Ian Willson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michelle Bregar
     2.30pm-2.40pm                                                                                                                                       Coffee break
     2.40pm-3.25pm            Stringing together      Networks                  Online learning with     Unlock student          Creating quality teacher      Engaging F - 6 learners   Getting ‘hooked’ into    Dr. StrangeCas: How I   Content, proficiency,   The mathematics
                              reasoning,                                        high-impact strategies   engagement              videos on a low budget        using picture-story       maths                    learned to love TI      capability, efficacy,   platform of the future
                              understanding and       Doug Williams                                      through scaffolded                                    books                                                                      agency - why isolate
                              fluency                                           Tim Carruthers and Antje mathematical reasoning. Daniel O’Kane                                           Bernard Kerrin           Andrew Burden and       when you can            Craig Blake
                                                                                Leigh-Lancaster                                                                Stephen McLeod and                                 Tim Sheers              incorporate
                              Sally Hughes and                                                           Joel Townsend and                                     Laura O’Meara
                              Rebecca Stewart                                                            Emma Dean                                                                                                                        Robert Proffitt-White
     3.30pm-4.30pm                                                                                                                                Happy hour virtual drinks

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KEYNOTES: Thursday, 9.15am-10.15am
             MAXIMISING THE NATURAL CURIOSITY                                  And what flames were lit to first propel this mathematics
             OF YOUNG CHILDREN: LEADING TO                                     across the globe? Allow me to introduce you to the “mind
             ENGAGEMENT                                                        blowing” mathematics of Exploding Dots.

             Paul Swan, Author, Consultant                                     This keynote presentation is supported by
             Early Years
             When children first go to school, they are full of questions
             and wanting to learn. In this keynote Paul will discuss ways
             of maximising that natural engagement. Picking the right
             moment to build on that natural curiosity is key to maintaining   TEACH LIKE A STAR
             a positive disposition toward mathematics. Paul will share
                                                                               Adam Kruger, Wesley College and Scott Rumble,
             some basic ideas for harnessing the natural enthusiasm for
                                                                               Parkdale Secondary College
             school and learning and channelling that toward the learning
             of mathematics. It is not enough to simply describe an activity
             as being ‘fun’, rather we require it to be engaging. While fun    Do you struggle to engage students in mathematics? Do your
             and engagement are not mutually exclusive fun DOES NOT            students ask, “Why do we need to learn this?” Would you like
             equal engagement. Engagement will require stimulation,            to show your students how mathematics can be relatable to

             challenge, and a host of other factors. Hopefully, you will be    the real world? Would you like hands on tasks to use with your
             engaged in this session!                                          students?

             EXPLODING DOTS: A GLOBAL                                          Our keynote will focus on how we build connections and
             PHENOMENON (FOCUS ON PRIMARY                                      understanding to improve student outcomes in both
             SCHOOL MATHEMATICS)                                               numeracy and mathematics. We will explain and demonstrate

                                                                               how we have developed a hands-on mathematics program
             James Tanton, Author, Consultant                                  based on classroom interactions and effective feedback. Our
             Primary                                                           keynote will allow attendees to leave with tried and tested
3 DECEMBER   Two and a half years ago an ongoing global phenomenon
             in mathematics education and outreach commenced.
                                                                               materials to use in their classroom.
                                                                               Students learn best when they are motivated to learn
   2020      Thousands of maths teachers, club organizers, outreach
             leaders, parents and maths enthusiasts from over 150
                                                                               by seeing the value and importance of the information
                                                                               presented. This workshop will allow attendees to experience
             different countries and territories opened their classroom        and learn how to:
             doors to students or sat at their kitchen tables with their
             children and engaged in a common, joyous piece of school-         •    Motivate students to learning
             relevant mathematics. In Saudi Arabia, pony-tailed girls          •    Create an interactive atmosphere to allow for student
             played with coloured magnetic discs stuck to a metal wall. In          voice
             Australia, high-school students drew illustrations on white       • Build connections through directed assessments
             boards and students in Tanzania did the same on chalk boards.
                                                                               • Provide opportunities to apply knowledge to real world
             In Zimbabwe, students made hollows in the ground and
             excitedly pushed pebbles back and forth between the holes.
             And in Serbia, middle-school students played with dots in         • Use Project Based Learning
             boxes on their laptops though an online app.                      • Challenge and engage students through effective
                                                                                    feedback strategies
             All was volunteer, all was grassroots, and all was propelled by
                                                                               • Measure the growth of learning of each individual
             our beautiful community of teachers across the globe simply
                                                                                    student in your classroom using our data tool
             wanting to share joyous, meaningful, connected, and genuine
             mathematics with their wonderful students. This community         By the end of the keynote, each attendee will walk away with
             has reached over 6 million students solely through maths.         engaging activities, strategies that they can use immediately
                                                                               in the classroom.
             What kind of classroom-relevant mathematics has the power
             to enthral students across the entire planet, transcending        This keynote presentation is supported by
             language, borders, and technology?

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KEYNOTES: Thursday, 9.15am-10.15am (cont.)                                                                                          SESSION 1: Thursday, 10.25am-11.10am
     ONLINE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS                                  TEACHING MATHEMATICS                                                PENCIL PUSHING: DO THE INTERIOR                                    FREE RESOURCES FOR DELIVERING
     DURING THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT HAVE                               FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE                                                  ANGLES OF A TRIANGLE HAVE MEASURES                                 EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL LITERACY
     WE LEARNED?                                                                                                                         SUMMING TO 180 DEGREES?
                                                                     Leicha Bragg, Deakin University                                                                                                        (Engaging Technology )
     Panel: Tom Moore, EngageME Mathematics (MC),                    All Levels                                                          (Engaging Numeracy, Engaging Teachers and Leaders,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Damian Nicholson, Financial Basics Foundation
     Michael Schaffner, Penola Catholic College,                                                                                         Engaging Technology)
                                                                     In the midst of the 2020 global pandemic the importance                                                                                Y7 to Y10
     Lisa Haranas, Overnewton Anglican Community College
                                                                     of understanding mathematics and making critical decisions          James Tanton, Author, Consultant
     and Nicholas Hildebrandt, Trinity Grammar School                                                                                                                                                       Financial Basics Foundation provides free of charge to all
                                                                     based on the individual and collective wellbeing of one’s           Y1 - Y6
                                                                     society has never been more evident. This infusion of                                                                                  Australian secondary teachers, extensive resources and
                                                                     mathematics with social justice emphasises being globally           How do we encourage students to take ownership of their            services designed to support students to develop capacity to
     Victorian Secondary schools had to move quickly to              aware whilst locally contextualising critical dilemmas. Issues      learning? How do we help students learn to process content,        make responsible and informed financial choices.
     implement online teaching of mathematics during the period      of global and local importance such as the COVID-19                 perhaps even question it, and to handle nuance, ambiguity,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Victorian Mathematics Curriculum offers a significant
     of school shutdown. Our panel will explore the lessons that     pandemic, climate change, famine, and displacement require          and maybe even contradiction? How is mathematics a perfect
                                                                                                                                                                                                            opportunity to use financial literacy as a context for a range of
     have been learnt, and discuss what worked well that we take     critical perspectives across disciplines. Transforming our          medium for doing this?
                                                                                                                                                                                                            mathematical operations and applications in your classroom.
     forward, and where there is room for improvement.               future requires a deep understanding of mathematics to              Let’s examine a standard primary school mathematics topic –
                                                                     help students and educators understand the complexity of                                                                               This workshop will focus on exploring our newly launched
     Questions we must unpack include:                                                                                                   exploring the measures of angles in polygons – and use it as a
                                                                     these social justice issues so that they can anticipate, act, and                                                                      financial literacy WebQuests, as well as ESSI Money, an
                                                                                                                                         platform for promoting powerful processing and questioning,
     •   How well were teachers able to make use of the available    reflect.                                                                                                                               interactive online game delivered in an innovative app-based
                                                                                                                                         meta-cognition, and sense-making. In this content-saturated
         technology?                                                                                                                                                                                        environment. Students practice a wide range of real-life
                                                                     In conjunction with colleagues at the University of British         21st century, teaching can no longer primarily be about the
     • How were tasks differentiated for students?                                                                                                                                                          earning, saving, spending and investing transactions, and
                                                                     Columbia, Canada, we have been exploring teaching                   transmission of content. Instead, we must use content as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            experience the financial consequences in a safe, fun and
     • Were there opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching,      mathematics for social justice (TMfSJ). In this presentation, I     vehicle for teaching thinking. So, let’s have some fun doing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            challenging way.
         rich and challenging tasks, problem solving integrations    will present engaging TMfSJ tasks for your future.                  some surprising deep thinking inspired by the seemingly
         and new pedagogies to be explored? Or was it just the                                                                           straightforward!                                                   MODELLING WITH DATA CAPTURE
         textbook delivered online?
                                                                                                                                         ENHANCING STUDENTS’ CONCEPTUAL                                     (Engaging Technology )
     • How was technology integrated in this new environment
                                                                                                                                         UNDERSTANDING OF NUMERACY THROUGH
         to increase engagement, thinking and outcomes?                                                                                                                                                     Neale Woods, Retired and Rebecca Hansen, Virtual
     • What aspects of online learning did the students find                                                                                                                                                School Victoria
         supported and alternatively restricted their learning?                                                                          (Engaging Numeracy)                                                Y9 to Y12
     • Did some excel while others stumbled without the usual
                                                                                                                                         Bernadette Mercieca and Mary Potter, ACU                           In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn
         classroom to work in?
                                                                                                                                         F to Y6                                                            a variety of modelling skills using TI-Nspire data capturing
     • What aspects of mathematics online learning would                                                                                                                                                    tools. The main focus of the session will be on using the
         students like to retain and why?                                                                                                The importance of engaging students in developing a                built-in features of TI-Nspire. The first part of the session will
     • How have students adjusted back to face-to face                                                                                   conceptual understanding of number as opposed to the               involve inserting images and basic modelling. The middle
         mathematics learning?                                                                                                           largely procedural approach of earlier years has been well         part will involve linking variables using data capture. The last
                                                                                                                                         researched. The term conceptual knowledge is described             part of the session will cover modelling options that require
     The panel will provide an opportunity for several experienced
                                                                                                                                         as knowledge rich in relationships that ‘can be thought of         the use of extra equipment. The session is geared to teachers
     practitioners to address the above questions, including
                                                                                                                                         as a “connected web of knowledge, a network in which the           of Years 9 to 11 who are looking for ways to enhance their
     assessment of online learning which presented fresh
                                                                                                                                         linking relationships are as prominent as the discrete pieces      mathematics lessons. The material covered is suitable for
     challenges to teachers and students.
                                                                                                                                         of information” (Österman & Kajsa Bråting, 2019, p.461).           both CAS and non-CAS technology.
     This keynote presentation is supported by                                                                                           Primary students, in particular, require much experience in
                                                                                                                                         developing a deep understanding of number so that they can
                                                                                                                                         used it flexible ways and find efficient strategies for managing
                                                                                                                                         numerical situations. An engaging way of helping students to
                                                                                                                                         do this is through the use of games. Russo, Russo and Bragg
                                                                                                                                         (2018) out five features of educationally rich mathematical
                                                                                                                                         games. These five features will be used to analyse fun
                                                                                                                                         numeracy games as engaging hooks which are adaptable for
                                                                                                                                         the early to middle years’ classroom.

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     CONTENTIOUS CONVERSATIONS                                         INCREASING COLLECTIVE EFFICACY:                                    FURTHER MATHS EXAMS: USING THE
     IN MATHS EDUCATION                                                DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT                                    CAS CALCULATOR EFFICIENTLY AND
                                                                       TOOLS TO DRIVE MATHS INSTRUCTION                                   EFFECTIVELY
     (Engaging Teachers and Leaders)
                                                                       (Engaging Teachers and leaders )                                   (Engaging Technology )
     Tom Moore, EngageME Mathematics and Michaela
     Epstein, Maths Teacher Circles & The Maths Collective             Jeanette Breen and Rhys Coulson, Templestowe Heights               Kevin McMenamin, Mentone Grammar
     Y5 to Y10                                                         Primary School                                                     Y9 to Y12
                                                                       F to Y6
     When it comes to teaching, ‘there’s more than one way to                                                                             This session will look at questions from this year’s Further
     skin a cat!’ Why do you teach the way you teach? Why have         To target maths instruction, teachers need information on          Maths papers and discuss how useful the CAS calculator
     you adopted and sustained certain practices over time but         individual levels of progress to maximise the Zone of Proximal     was in determining their answers. This would be particularly
     avoided others? In this session, we’ll be drawing on three hot    Development. At THPS, we believe that collaborating in             useful to teachers who are new to the subject and teaching
     topics in maths education that frequently generate debate.        assessment practise, assists teachers in this knowledge as         for the first time. The session offers a hands-on experience
     These topics will be used to help model effective ways to         an insight into student developmental progression. This            that will give you the opportunity to use the calculator just
     navigate tricky conversations in education that can crop up       collaborative inquiry process has enabled THPS to be               like the students on all the questions where it would be most
     with colleagues. Come ready to hear some rich discussion and      recognised as an Influence School for two consecutive years,       beneficial. The session is open to Ti-Nspire and ClassPad
     potentially the odd disagreement in order to delve deep into      with sustained increases in teacher collective efficacy and        users and the featured calculator will be the Casio ClassPad.
     the pedagogical beliefs and practices which inform teaching.      numeracy achievement (NAPLAN). The presentation will
                                                                       provide a summary of how teachers at THPS:                         STITCHING AND DRAWING MATHEMATICS
     IN A PRIMARY CLASSROOM                                            •   Develop mathematical constructs to break down the              (Engaging Society )
                                                                           curriculum of a given maths area                               Katherine Seaton, La Trobe University
     (Engaging Students)
                                                                       •   Collaborate to design pre/post assessments aligned to          Y5 to Y10
     Paul Howard and Damian Smith, Notre Dame College                      observable skills directly related to the construct
     Y3 to Y8                                                                                                                             Arts and crafts can be highly mathematical. While the world
                                                                       •   Collectively analyse the data, targeting students at their     was shut down, numerous ideas for mathematical art projects
     Paul and Damian’s presentation is targeted at primary                 point of need                                                  were shared on social media. Teachers and parents embraced
     teachers and junior secondary teachers. The presentation                                                                             them as an accessible, participatory, non-screen and non-
     was inspired by their concern regarding the low mathematics       •   Examine pedagogy and high impact strategies in                 stressful way to engage students in mathematics learning.
     levels that many students are coming in at yr 7 from the              instruction of developmental concepts                          In this workshop, we will draw or stitch, and thus explore the
     Primary sector. Having used NAPLAN data, PATmaths and                                                                                mathematics of, a Japanese embroidery style, sashiko. (This
                                                                       •   Review effectiveness of zoned targeted teaching through
     personal experience as a guide, Paul and Damian will discuss                                                                         workshop is presented by one of the organisers of Maths
                                                                           post assessment data and evidence of learning and
     the concepts about which Primary students show inadequate                                                                            Craft Australia, and is a companion to a previous workshop on
     understanding when they begin the Yr 7. The presentation will                                                                        Knitting and Folding Mathematics.)
     focus on specific concepts that can be taught and extended        HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
     in the primary classroom such as integers, estimation, ratios,
     equations. Paul and Damian will demonstrate where teachers        (Engaging Students)
     can extend their current practice without ‘Throwing the Baby
                                                                       Brian Lannen, Murray Mathematics Curriculum Services
     out with the Bathwater’ and tweak what they do to build a
                                                                       Y7 to Y10
     sturdy bridge for students to easily traverse so that they are
     more familiar and confident with the content when they            This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 lunar
     walk into their firstYear 7 class and face the harsh reality of   mission. Who can remember this remarkable event from their
     assessment and grades.                                            own timeline? Who knows of it from the 1995 Tom Hanks
                                                                       film? We will start this session by using Ron Howard’s inspiring
                                                                       docudrama as a springboard to consider problem-solving.
                                                                       We will formalize what the problem-solving process involves,
                                                                       with consideration of Polya’s 4 Steps, and for the application
                                                                       phase, we will examine some engaging problems and lesson
                                                                       plans that are freely available to download online.

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     NERDING OUT ON NUMBER TALK                                          They will provide a full analysis of the 2019 examinations,          gathered over the years as a classroom teacher and Numeracy           DESMOS CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: PUTTING
     PEDAGOGY                                                            highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings,            Coach, designed to inspire students and teachers. I also aim          RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE
                                                                         commenting on some of the questions in relation to these.            to build a positive mindset for teachers to have confidence
     (Engaging Numeracy)                                                 They will discuss the processes for setting and marking the          towards teaching maths. The message I wish to convey is that          (Engaging Technology)
                                                                         2019 examinations. There will be time for questions and              maths can be fun and numbers are beautiful!
     Alex Box, The Maths Collective                                                                                                                                                                                 Bryn Humberstone, Brighton Grammar School and Oliver
                                                                         discussion. Participants will be provided with a copy of fully
     F to Y6                                                                                                                                  STRINGING TOGETHER REASONING,                                         Lovell, Sunshine College
                                                                         worked MAV solutions to the VCAA exams.
                                                                                                                                              UNDERSTANDING AND FLUENCY                                             Y7 to Y12
     As a previously maths-anxious primary practitioner,
     discovering the very existence of number talks not only             MINIMUM FUN WITH CALCULUS                                                                                                                  Desmos is known and loved for its excellent graphing
                                                                                                                                              (Engaging Teachers and Leaders)
     helped to create a joyful and inclusive routine for learners, but   (Engaging Technology )                                                                                                                     calculator, but many teachers do not know about its potential
     improved my own developing number sense and enjoyment                                                                                    Sally Hughes, Monash University and Rebecca Stewart,                  to be used to probe student thinking through quizzing
     of working with numbers.                                            Peter Fox, Texas Instruments                                         Bialik College                                                        activities in the Mathematics classroom.
                                                                         Y11 to Y12                                                           F to Y6
     In our busy teaching lives as primary generalists it´s all too                                                                                                                                                 In this talk we will demonstrate how to create and run Desmos
     easy to hear about a great new pedagogical approach without         At MAV 2019 I presented Maximum Fun with Calculus.                   A number string is an instructional routine that involves             activities that can be used in any classroom where students
     gaining a complete insight into its purpose or method. This         Many people asked for more. Someone dared me to do                   the teacher presenting a carefully designed sequence, or              have internet-enabled devices. We will share how we have
     session is a dedicated focus on what number talks are, how          minimum fun, so here it is! More challenging questions that          string, of related problems for students to solve mentally.           used Desmos in remote learning as well as in our regular
     they´re an inclusive pedagogy and how number talks are a            you can use with your students. They won’t all be minimums           Students engage in mathematical discourse as they explain             classrooms.
     great practice to developing in working to develop better           and fun may not be the adjective your students use, but there        their thinking, compare and explore connections between
     number sense, shift mindsets, perceptions and pedagogies in         is no limit to the wonderful problems we will explore.               strategies, and justify their reasoning. Ultimately, the goal is      Within the talk we will also share some of the principles we use
     maths.                                                                                                                                   for students to be flexible, strategic mathematical thinkers          in creating and running activities, so that they are consistent
                                                                         WHAT MAKES A MATHEMATICAL TASK                                       who have developed, rather than acquired, a range of mental           with the relevant research on student learning. No prior
     MULTIPLICATION MASTERCLASS                                          ‘RICH’?                                                              strategies. Number strings are useful for student learning, but       experience with Desmos is required.

     (Engaging Numeracy)                                                 (Engaging Students )                                                 they also provide teachers with an opportunity to develop             ENGAGING AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE
                                                                                                                                              sophisticated instructional practices. In adopting this routine,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WITH EAL STUDENTS IN MAINSTREAM
     Andrew Lorimer-Derham, Think Square                                 Michaela Epstein, Maths Teacher Circles & The Maths                  teachers facilitate purposeful mathematical discourse, pose
     Y3 to Y8                                                            Collective                                                           questions that elicit student reasoning and use mathematical
                                                                         Y3 to Y10                                                            representations to connect strategies and concepts. This              (Engaging Students)
     Failing to understand multiplication is a confidence killer.                                                                             workshop involves experiencing number strings as a learner,
     Students who haven’t mastered multiplication will struggle          Some mathematical tasks are richer than others. They inspire         discussing mathematical ideas integral to strings and                 Ruth Hibburt, DET and RJH Education Solutions and
     with fractions, algebra, area, percentages, changing a              student curiosity, provide a balance of productive struggle          analysing string design – how you see problems being related          Lynda Newell, DET and the Geelong English Language
     recipe, financial problems…and on and on. It’s no wonder            and success, and enable students to have ownership of their          and why they might be sequenced in a particular way.                  Centre (GELC)
     these learners’ disposition toward maths is negative. This          learning. These are tasks that are accessible to all students                                                                              F to Y12
     hands-on workshop will show you a range of activities you           and leave them hungry for more.                                      REAL TRIGONOMETRY USING REAL TIME
     can use to rapidly build number skills, lightning recall and                                                                             REAL WORLD DATA                                                       This session is a practical workshop to assist teachers to
     most importantly, understanding. Experience multiplication          What do these tasks look like? How can you easily identify                                                                                 modify and scaffold learning to assist English as an Additional
     from your learners’ point of view and develop strategies for        what they are? And how can you run them to ensure success            (Engaging Technology)                                                 Language (EAL) students to access the Victorian Curriculum
     solving ANY multiplication problem as you are strategically         for your students?                                                                                                                         in Mathematics. Participants will learn how to engage
                                                                                                                                              Enzo Vozzo, Mentone Grammar                                           EAL learners, amplify the speed of essential vocabulary
     put in unfamiliar situations. As a teacher there is nothing         This session will include a mix of theory, pedagogical               Y9 to Y12                                                             comprehension, and build confidence with worded questions;
     more rewarding than seeing a student’s face light up when           considerations as well as practical strategies for getting rich
     they realise they can learn maths. The goal of this session is to                                                                        Using real time data from the App “Flightradar24” to                  working smarter not harder with the English language in
                                                                         tasks up and running in your classroom.
     provide you with many of those moments.                                                                                                  calculate and confirm that the speed and track of a flight is         Mathematics.
                                                                         MATHS COUNTS                                                         correct using four different methods. Three methods involve           Ruth Hibburt and Lynda Newell will provide a rich insight into
     2019 MATH METHODS EXAMINATIONS                                                                                                           plane trigonometry and these will depend on particular
                                                                         (Engaging Students)                                                                                                                        memory techniques for learning, understanding and applying
     (Engaging Teachers and leaders)                                                                                                          aspects of a flight: Method 1 deals with flights that are             academic vocabulary. Teachers will learn how to assist their
                                                                         Caroline Burston, Caulfield Junior College                           travelling due north or south, Method 2 deals with flights that       students by exploring how synonyms, morphemes, and
     Allason McNamara, Trinity Grammar School Kew and                    F to Y6                                                              are travelling due east or west, Method 3 deals with flights          recycling language provides for comprehensible input. These
     Mary Papp,                                                                                                                               near the equator travelling in any direction. Method 4 uses           tools and strategies are targeted at EAL students but also
     Y11 to Y12                                                          My session will aim to provide teachers with strategies to           spherical trigonometry and is the method that is actually             work just as effectively with low literacy students. Participants
                                                                         engage all students with a range of open ended maths tasks           used by flights as it has no restrictions on direction of travel or
     Mary and Allason will do a similar session to the 2020 MAV                                                                                                                                                     will leave with engaging strategies that they can implement
                                                                         with multiple entry and exit points to challenge and support         position.
     Meet the Assessors Lecture for Mathematical Methods.                                                                                                                                                           immediately in the classroom.
                                                                         all students. I will provide a range of fun activities that I have

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SESSION 3: Thursday, 12.15pm-1pm
     MORE WITH MEASUREMENT                                             commenting on some of the questions in relation to these.            Hear about our journey in developing and embedding               is free with optional upgrades available. Participants can set
                                                                       There will be time for questions and discussion. Participants        common mathematical values among our school community            up their own accounts and start creating material during the
     (Engaging Students)                                               will be provided with a copy of fully worked MAV solutions to        in an effort to get kids to start taking risks and seeing        session.
     Jennifer Bowden and Ellen Corovic, Mathematical                   the VCAA exams.                                                      themselves as mathematicians.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             DYNAMIC AND AGENTIC COLLABORATIVE
     Association of Victoria                                           PROBLEMS WORTH CODING                                                With a focus on growth mindset and the power of a shared         TEACHING IN MATHEMATICS
     F to Y6                                                                                                                                ‘Maths Mantra’ embedded across the school we are beginning
                                                                       (Engaging Technology )                                               to see just how a paradigm shift can change the way we think     (Engaging Students)
     This session will explore the measurement curriculum and
     developmental sequence in a hands on practical way. Advice        Peter Fox, Texas Instruments                                         about and teach mathematics and in turn improve our student
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Steven Goldberg and Sara Niglia, Prahran High School
     and support for teaching and learning will be provided            Y7 to Y12                                                            outcomes. Using current research learn the ways in which as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Y7 to Y10
     along with engaging hands on activities. From length, area,                                                                            school we addressed maths anxiety within our staff and in turn
     perimeter, mass and capacity to angles and time, join Jen         The ability to Code or program is an inestimable skill.              empowered them to learn to love teaching maths.                  We have spent the last year refining our collaborative (team)
     and Ellen for enjoyable and challenging maths professional        Coding promotes logic and reasoning, critical thinking                                                                                teaching practice and are ready to share our findings. Our
                                                                       and perseverance, the ability to contextualise and de-               GOAL SETTING IN MATHEMATICS                                      journey has been one of experiment, failure, success and
     learning. This session is suitable for teachers from Foundation
     to Year 6.                                                        contextualise a problem. Combine these attributes with high          (Engaging Students)                                              growth. It has enabled us to differentiate widely without
                                                                       quality mathematics based problems for students to explore                                                                            streaming, intervene acutely without removing students from
     TRANSFORMING MATHEMATICAL GAMES                                   and you have a formidable combination that engages and               Paul Staniscia, Oscar Romero Catholic Primary School             class and engage a broader range of students each lesson. We
     INTO INVESTIGATIONS                                               empowers students. Participants will not be writing programs         F to Y6                                                          hope to offer a model and resources for collaborative (team)
                                                                       to determine the area of a circle given the radius; instead,                                                                          teaching that you can implement back at your own schools in
     (Engaging Students)                                               participants will be given great mathematics problems to             Goal setting in mathematics is not as simple as giving
                                                                       explore and the structures and basis of the code need to             students goals, developing lessons based on these goals
     James Russo, Monash University and Toby Russo,                                                                                         and then creating assessments that will identify whether or      PROBLEMO SOLVING
                                                                       enable such explorations.
     Spenceley Street Primary School                                                                                                        not students have met the goals. It takes careful planning
     F to Y8                                                           ENGAGING MEASUREMENT – VOLUME                                        by the teacher, as well as a classroom that promotes trust,      (Engaging Students )
                                                                       AND CAPACITY                                                         collaboration and challenge. A classroom where students
     Mathematical games are an effective tool for engaging                                                                                                                                                   Chris Wetherill, Australian Maths Trust
                                                                                                                                            can be their own teachers, talk about the strategies they are
     students, promoting fluency, and encouraging the                  (Engaging Students)                                                                                                                   Y3 to Y10
                                                                                                                                            using and can explain what they will do next. A classroom
     exploration of new concepts. However, we believe the
                                                                                                                                            where students seek, respond to and aspire for challenge         This year my age is the sum of the digits of your age, but in
     most powerful games are those that can be transformed             Marj Horne and Rebecca Seah, RMIT University
                                                                                                                                            and feedback. Teachers need to set goals with their students,    five years it will be the product. What’s the age gap between
     into rich mathematical investigations, where students can         Y5 to Y8
                                                                                                                                            identify their strengths and challenges, look for strategies     us? Great question! But what strategies should I recommend
     explore underlying concepts and use deep reasoning. We
                                                                       Measurement is a very practical aspect of the curriculum             they will use when they don’t know what to do and come to a      and what hints should I give if my students are stuck? How
     present three approaches for transforming a game into an
                                                                       which also has strong connections to Number and Geometry             shared understanding of how the students will know that they     does it relate to the curriculum and what do I do next when a
     investigation: investigating game scenarios; identifying and
                                                                       as well as many non-mathematical areas of the curriculum. It is      have met a goal. Goal setting in mathematics should be about     student works out the answer? Does it even have anything to
     generalising mathematical patterns that emerge when playing
                                                                       also an ideal vehicle for the development of Problem solving,        building mathematical proficiency because mathematics is         do with the real world?
     the game; and inquiring into the structure of the game. For
                                                                       investigations and reasoning. With activity based tasks that         much more than content strands.
     each of these approaches, additional follow-up investigations                                                                                                                                           In Term 4 this year, the Australian Maths Trust launched a new
     can be generated through modifying game mechanics; that is,       allow for differentiation in the classroom this session will focus
                                                                       on students developing reasoning in the domain of volume             H5P – A FANTASTIC TOOL FOR DEVELOPING                            platform: Problemo ( Problemo
     ‘changing the rules’ of the game. In this presentation, we will                                                                        ONLINE MATERIAL                                                  has been developed to assist teachers in the task of teaching
     share some of our favourite games and explore how these can       measurement
                                                                                                                                                                                                             – and promoting a love of – mathematical problem solving.
     be extended as investigations, while giving participants’ time    MATHS MANTRA - EMBEDDING COMMUNITY                                   (Engaging Technology )                                           With materials for Years 3-10 sourced from the Trust’s wealth
     to consider possible investigations linked to a chosen game.
                                                                       MATHEMATICAL VALUES                                                  Neale Woods, Retired                                             of world-class problems, complete with additional scaffolding,
     SPECIALIST MATHS EXAMINATIONS                                                                                                          Y7 to Y12                                                        extensions, key strategies and links to the Australian
                                                                       (Engaging Society)                                                                                                                    Curriculum, there is something for everyone. Come along
     (Engaging Teachers and leaders)                                                                                                        H5P is an easy-to-use digital platform that can be used for      to find out more about the platform and how to unlock the
                                                                       Andrew Kearl, McKinnon Primary School
                                                                                                                                            creating online material for students. The software allows       potential of your students.
     Allason McNamara, Trinity Grammar School, Kew and                 F to Y6
                                                                                                                                            users to create instructional material by inserting documents,
     Dean Lamson, Kardinia International College                        ‘They just don’t have a maths brain, I never did either’ a          videos, multiple choice and true/false questions, along
     Y11 to Y12                                                        statement all too common from parents and sometimes even             with a wide assortment of other tools. During the session,
     Allason, Philip and Dean will discuss the processes for setting   teachers.                                                            participants will have the opportunity to view existing online
     and marking the 2019 Specialist Maths examinations.                                                                                    mathematics material and learn how to create their own.
                                                                       This session will dive into the research around maths trauma         Material created can be accessed from the H5P site or saved
     They will provide a full analysis of the 2019 examinations        and maths anxiety and how it can impact our communities.
     highlighting student responses and key misunderstandings,                                                                              and inserted into online courses. The public source software

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