The National Colloquium is holding a two day STEM workshop in Sydney from the 2-3 of June 2016 for primary, secondary and tertiary educators, government and industry leaders and all other interested parties. The event will inform and engage primary education, secondary education, tertiary education, government and industry leaders and all interested parties about the need to re-imagine Statistics curricula for K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in data-dependent disciplines to create the next generation of Statistics and Data Science graduates, and initiate and commence an action plan.
Date: 2-3 of June, 2016
Where: University of Technology, Sydney
Registration information and program here.
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Western Sydney University is hosting a free, one day workshop for FYi Maths on Tuesday 14 June 2016. The theme of the workshop is “Dialogue Across the Divide”. The workshop is for those involved in mathematics teaching in first year tertiary and/or high school and will be BOSTES/QTC endorsed.
Date: Tuesday 14 June, 2016
Time: 10am-5pm (arrive at 9:30 for tea, coffee and networking)
Venue: Western Sydney University, Parramatta City campus, 100 George St, Parramatta.
Presentations in line with the theme for the day are invited from interested participants. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to present.
Registration is free, form located here.
A conference dinner will be held at a restaurant close to the venue (dinner at your own cost).
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Today we reached 20 000 hits on the FYiMaths website, with over 10 000 of those in this year alone! The site has become the hub for our network and has been key to raising awareness and building connections.
We receive hits from all over the world, with most interest from Australian, USA, NZ, India, UK and Brazil. Our most popular topics are workshops and conferences, particularly links to slides and presentations. Job advertisements, news items and articles are also increasingly popular.
The network is currently expanding with new state based groups in New South Wales and Western Australia establishing connections between universities and with secondary teachers. We will continue to hold an annual national workshop mid year in Melbourne and work to support collaboration in research in undergraduate mathematics education.
We aim to keep the site current and respond current issues in mathematics education and the interests of our network members. If you would like to suggest content, or contribute a blog post, event or share information, please get in touch by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The MathBench project team has teamed up with two Office for Learning and Teaching initiated networks, CUBENET and VIBEnet, to co-host a three-day symposium from 8-10 December 2015 at the Shine Dome in Canberra.
This event will showcase recent research studies on teaching and learning in life science-related disciplines with a focus on quantitative skills (QS) to be provided by the MathBench project team. More information available in the Mathsbench newsletter.
Have you added your name to our membership lists? We would like to increase the visibility of our membership as a way of helping mathematicians and mathematics educators get in touch with others. If you are looking for partners for a research project, seeking some advice on a particular topic, want to get in touch with those you met at an event or establish contact with some local mathematicians – the FYiMaths network is a good place to start.
If you haven’t already, consider signing up to our membership pages and have your contact details and interests posted on the site.
The FYiMaths network presence is growing with a second state based group organising a local event (a group recently convened in Perth).
The Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH) and the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM) at UWS are running a one day seminar on first year tertiary maths for those involved in teaching in NSW on Friday, 3rd July 2015 at University of Western Sydney, Parramatta South campus.
Further details are available here.