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Room Ten - 2020/12/04

Room Ten

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Live Stream Agenda

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Engagement is the focus of this year’s conference, but just because a student hasn’t completed much work, can you be sure they’re not engaged? On the flipside, just because a student is completing work, can you be sure they are engaged? Join Thomas Moore (EngageME Mathematics) and Peter Breukers (Wangaratta High School) for an entertaining session which explores a theoretical model to help you identify different levels of on-task and off-task behaviour. We guarantee this presentation will be unlike any other you attend, as we bring together a fusion of fun, humour and theory to help you make sense of the types of effort your students are putting into their work. 
Creating open-ended assessment tasks can instantly engage students in numeracy and mathematics but can be an absolute hassle to create consistency and to mark. In this session, I will be going through how I have used Microsoft Excel as a solutions-generator for open-ended tasks both in junior and VCE mathematics.
“Crossing the Murray” is a STEM investigation set in an indigenous context. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Traditional Owners of the Millewa-Mallee lived along the banks of what we now call the Murray River in North West Victoria. “Crossing the Murray” investigates the mathematics involved in those Traditional Owners moving people and items across the river. Questions asked include: How can we measure the river’s width? Is it possible to throw a package across the river and is there any way the throwing distance can be increased? How does the river’s flow affect someone crossing the river? How could the Traditional Owners have recorded information about the numbers of goods crossing the river? The presentation outlines the questions to be answered, the investigation process, how the indigenous context is incorporated into the process and how that context could be modified for different locations across Victoria.
There is a view that Formative Assessment is the best way to improve student achievement—and must be our priority. Discover some of its key tenets in this interactive workshop focused on relations, functions and graphs—a core secondary mathematics area. These principles will be considered alongside the role of challenging mathematical tasks—used collaboratively across all student achievement levels in the same classroom. Activities which encourage students' own thinking—aimed to reduce the dominance of standard, routine approaches—will be provided. Areas covered will include: what is a relation, what is a function? what is the domain and range of a relation? establishing rules for given relations what is a polynomial, what are some of the unique characteristics of linear, quadratic and higher degree polynomials? relations which are not polynomials the use of graphical and visualisation methods to solve equations the role that technology has to play
Are you planning to transition to digital resources? If you answered yes to this question then come and see Mathspace in action, the complete digital platform of the future which is the right help at the right time for your students. This session is for anyone interested in learning how Mathspace allows you to diagnose the point of need for your students, address these learning needs using a combination of online and offline resources and then measure the growth based on the student learning. You will walk away with: - An understanding of the key features of Mathspace - How our digital platform is leading the way forward - A free trial of our digital platform for term 1, 2021 Participants need no prior experience with Mathspace.


#MAV20 Virtual Conference - A 2020 Vision: Engaging Mathematics
The Mathematical Association of Victoria
#MAV20 Virtual Conference - A 2020 Vision: Engaging Mathematics