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24 Nov 2016: NSW FYiMaths Meeting @ UNSW

The next meeting of the NSW branch of the FYiMaths network will be hosted by The School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of New South Wales on Thursday 24th November with the theme “Feedback and Assessment: starting the conversation”.

Presentations and ideas for discussion in line with the theme are invited from interested participants. Participation in the workshop will be free of charge and BOSTES accreditation is planned.

A conference dinner will held at a restaurant close to the UNSW Kensington Campus.

Date: Thursday 24 November, 2016
Time: 10am to 5pm (arrive 9:30 for tea, coffee and networking)
Venue: University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus
Enquiries: Jonathan Kress <j.kress@unsw.edu.au>

More information and registration here.

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Important: Postponement of Forum on Problem-Based Learning

Unfortunately we have to postpone the forum on Problem-Based Learning that was scheduled for 24-25 November. This is due to a number of factors including the availability of keynote speakers.

We’re aiming for this forum to be informative and interesting, and to motivate participants to explore the possibility of using problem-based learning in their own institutes. We feel that this issue deserves a high quality forum, which we now plan to hold on Thursday 9 February 2017.

However, if you were already planning to come to Sydney for the forum, we encourage you to attend the workshop organised by the NSW FYiMaths group, which will be held on Thursday 24 November. This workshop will be on the theme of Feedback & Assessment. For more information please contact Jonathan Kress .

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and we hope to see you in February.

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FY Coordinator guides now available!

Yesterday, the guide for First Year Coordinators in Mathematics was launched at the AGM of the Australian Council of Deans of Science.

Deb King launches the Guide at the ACDS AGM

This Guide is intended to be a practical resource for Heads of School of Mathematics intending to establish or review a First Year Mathematics coordination role, academics in existing First Year Mathematics coordination roles or those who might be thinking of assuming such a role.

To obtain a copy of the guide, please contact us at fyimathsproject@gmail.com.

FY Coordinator guides


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24-25 November 2016: Forum on Problem-Based Learning, USyd

Save the date!

FYiMaths will soon be holding a forum on Problem-Based Learning in mathematics.

Have you ever wanted to include more problem-based learning in your units, but didn’t know how?

We will showcase current examples of how this is being done, and discuss how it can develop graduate skills. We’ll hear from industry representatives on what they value about maths graduates (and what they feel is missing).

There will also be opportunities to ask the experts about the pitfalls and benefits of PBL.

When: 24-25 November
Where: University of Sydney, NSW
Sponsored by the Australian Council of Deans of Science

A call for submissions will follow shortly.

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11-12 July 2016- FYi Maths Workshop 4 – Evaluating Learning and Teaching

Workshop 4
Evaluating Learning and Teaching

This years FYi Maths workshop will be themed ‘Evaluating Learning and Teaching’. The workshop will be held on 11-12 July 2016 at The University of Melbourne. This years two day workshop will discuss such topics as improving mathematical writing skills of undergraduate students, the fluidity of secondary and tertiary mathematics, and the success of workshops themselves.

When: 11-12 July 2016

Where: Alice Hoy Building – Level 3, Room 333, The University of Melbourne

Program available here

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