Welcome to FYiMaths

– a network of over 200 mathematicians, statisticians and educators teaching mathematics in universities, TAFE colleges and schools in Australia and New Zealand.

Our goal is to improve outcomes for students in undergraduate mathematics by sharing and developing teaching practices, conducting research and building connections between secondary schools and universities.

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2019 FYiMaths Workshop

The 2019 FYiMaths workshop was held at The  University of Melbourne on July 11th – 12th. The workshop focused on sharing what we teach at first year maths across the country, how we are teaching it, and why.

A similar forum took place in Canada by Vaselin Jungic and Miroslav Lovric. You can read their report here.

A vigorous discussion followed, focused on the following questions:

  1. What are we teaching across institutions at first-year?
  2. Where do your first-year courses sit in various programs at your institutions?
  3. What are the articulation arrangements from school to first-year university maths?
  4. What are the articulation arrangements from first-year mathematics to higher levels of maths study?
  5. Are level 1 maths subjects fit-for purpose?
  6. What else, beyond maths content, should be taught/included in a level 1 maths subject?

A summary of the discussion can be found here.

We also had a discusison on the nature of maths support and help that should be on offer to our undergraduate students. A summary of the discussion can be found here.

During Day 2, we were lucky enough to have Jo-ann Larkins present a statistics session for education researchers using SPSS.

The program for the day is available.

Full details can be found here.

This site provides information and resources to support teaching and research in undergraduate mathematics education. The network organises and supports a range of and professional development events.

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