Events

Upcoming events

    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM

    Save the dates:

    The 2019 Year 12 Conferences will take place in the usual format but in a new venue, Mercedes College, Fullarton Road, Springfield.

    Workshops and seminars relating to the four year 12 SACE Mathematics subjects, exams and curricula.

    Tues 26th February and Thursday 28th February 4.30-8.30pm - dinner provided.

    More information and early registration

    No invoicing until 2019

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    New Desiree Gilbert workshop at Annesley Junior School

    Operating with numbers (F-3)

    Saturday 2 March 2019 9am-12 noon, morning tea provided

    This workshop will explore ways that we can:

    • engage our young children in additive and multiplicative thinking
    • develop a deep understanding of the meaning and use of the four basic operations.

    The Australian Curriculum Mathematics will be referenced as we explore and engage in learning experiences focussed on building the connection between dramatic, physical, diagrammatic and verbal forms of problems and the symbolic representations of them.

    This workshop is designed for teachers of early years students (F-3).

    Please note: a focus will be given to additive thinking and problem solving based on addition and subtraction. Depending on demand, a second session focussing on multiplicative thinking may be offered later in the year.

    Click here for prices and early registration - no invoicing until 2019


    • 20 Mar 2019

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) have once again committed to sponsoring the generous prizes for The Hamann School Mathematics Competition.

    Dates to remember:

    entry forms required to MASA by Monday 25th February 2019 (week 5)

    click here for entry form

    Competition date is Wednesday 20th March (week 8)

    Completed papers to be delivered to the MASA office by Thursday 4th April (week 10)

    Marking night from 4.30pm at Adelaide High School, Monday 8th April (week 11)

    (Invitation-only) Presentation night is Wednesday 26th June (term 2, week 9), 7pm in the Dorothy Yates Hall, Pembroke School

    Click here for competition outline


    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Desiree Gilbert has kindly agreed to repeat this great workshop at

    Annesley Junior School, 28 Rose Terrace, Wayville,

    Saturday 11th May 2019 9:00am-12noon - morning tea provided.

    Exploring the building blocks of early years maths (F-2)

    This practical workshop will focus on early number concepts including counting, partitioning, whole number, part number, patterning and early strategies for mental computation.

    We will explore key number concepts and engage in learning experiences that develop understanding and build confidence

    Click here for infor and early registration

    No invoicing until 2019


    • 27 May 2019
    • Education Development Centre

    “Why Maths is the Key”

    A Symposium for Principals, Directors of Studies, Heads of Mathematics or STEM Departments, and Teachers of Mathematics

    Save the Date!

    click here for flyer

    Come along and hear our keynote speakers, Professor Caroline McMillen and Professor Martin Westwell, and access 2 workshops provided by one of our many innovative leaders and teachers who are challenging how contemporary Maths learning is designed, organized, facilitated and assessed.

    Monday 27th May 2019

    Education Development Centre

    Brought to you by SASPA, MASA and IEA

    Formal invitation and program to follow in January 2019

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    New Desiree Gilbert Workshop:

    Where to now? Using assessment for and as teaching in the early years mathematics classroom

    “In classrooms, formative assessment refers to frequent, interactive assessments of student progress and understanding to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately.” It “… promotes higher levels of student achievement … and improved learning to learn skills” (OECD/CERI International Conference, 2018)

    The workshop will focus on using formative assessment to assess student understanding, knowledge and skills and plan next steps in their learning. Elements of effective task design will be embedded into this workshop as we explore ways to gather evidence of student learning, provide feedback and design learning and teaching lesson sequences in mathematics.

    This workshop is designed for teachers of early years students (F-3).

    Saturday Jun 15th 9am-12noon - morning tea provided

    Annesley Junior School, 28 Rose Terrace, Wayville

    click here for early registration 

    NO invoicing until 2019


    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    Save the date - 

    MASA 2019 Annual Conference / Thurs 18th & Fri 19th July, 2019

    St Peter's College, Hackney Road, St Peters.

    Our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Conference will be Dr James Tanton from The Mathematical Association of America.  James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an education consultant and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematican-at-Large.  He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions.  Tanton is absolutely committed to sharing joyful and beautiful mathematical thinking and doing with all.  He writes books and articles, he advises on curriculum, he consults with teachers and gives demonstration classes across the globe, he designs and teachers graduate education courses, he gives public outreach lectures, and he works with students of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wonder of mathematics.  See his sites at jamestanton.com and gdaymath.com and the Global Math Project site for more.  James Tanton has some amazing work published and much of it available on the net.


    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Desiree Gilbert has kindly agreed to repeat this great workshop:

    Measurement: Building conceptual understanding (F-2)

    Building a conceptual understanding of measurement and using hands-on and engaging learning experiences to enhance and differentiate learning will be the focus for this workshop.

    Participants will have the opportunity to engage in:

    • The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and explore concepts of measurement
    • Focussed learning experiences to develop understanding in measurement
    • Exploring learning experiences that focus on the purpose, attributes and the tools of measurement.
    • Learning experiences that are differentiated, hands-on and focus on developing understanding and fluency, problem solving and reasoning
    • Strategies for reflection

    Saturday August 3rd 9am-12noon - morning tea provided

    Annesley Junior School, 28 Rose Terrace, Wayville

    click here for early registration

    No invoicing until 2019


Past events

04 Dec 2018 MASA Annual General Meeting
30 Nov 2018 STEM 2018 - REGISTER NOW
03 Nov 2018 “Key principles for effective teaching of mathematics” and “Challenging mathematical tasks that are accessible for all students”
20 Oct 2018 Maths300: Working like a mathematician
26 Sep 2018 Heads of Faculty PD
22 Sep 2018 Having Fun with Data F-3 PD with Desiree Gilbert
08 Sep 2018 Part 2 teaching Plans for Mathematical Methods
22 Aug 2018 Intentional Fun with Andrew Lorimer - Mount Gambier
15 Aug 2018 MASA Quiz Night 2018
11 Aug 2018 Teaching Plans for Mathematical Methods
10 Aug 2018 JSMEP & SAMTQ Entries to be delivered to MASA office by today
22 Jul 2018 My Piece of Pi
06 Jul 2018 JSMEP & SAMTQ registration closes
27 Jun 2018 Keith Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Prizes Presentation Night
16 Jun 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
14 Jun 2018 MASA Committee and Executive Meeting
12 Jun 2018 RSVP due for Presentation Night for The Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum (SPE) Prizes
07 Jun 2018 Free PD – JSMEP & SAMTQ
02 Jun 2018 Publications sub-committee meeting
12 May 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
26 Apr 2018 MASA Annual Conference 2018
26 Apr 2018 Annual Conference Workshops
09 Apr 2018 Keith Hamann School Mathematics Competition Marking Night
21 Mar 2018 School Maths Competition
17 Mar 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
16 Mar 2018 Spellman High Voltage Clean Technology Challenge 2018 Registrations Close
15 Mar 2018 MASA Committee Meeting
15 Mar 2018 MASA Executive Meeting
09 Mar 2018 2018 Revision Guide orders due today
08 Mar 2018 James Tanton Professional Development
03 Mar 2018 Publications Sub-Committee Meeting
27 Feb 2018 2018 Year 12 Conferences
26 Feb 2018 Closing Date for Schools Mathematics Competition Entries
24 Feb 2018 Exploring the building blocks of early years maths (F-2)
24 Feb 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
15 Feb 2018 MASA Executive Meeting
03 Feb 2018 Publications Sub-committee Meeting
10 Jan 2018 MASA Office re-opens Wednesday January 10th
15 Dec 2017 MASA Office closes
01 Dec 2017 STEM Middle Years Conference
28 Nov 2017 MASA Annual General Meeting
25 Nov 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
25 Nov 2017 General and Essential Revision Guide Round Table
02 Nov 2017 MASA Executive Committee
28 Oct 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
12 Oct 2017 Primary Teachers of Mathematics Conference
10 Oct 2017 Global Maths Project
16 Sep 2017 Measurement and Building conceptual Understanding for F-2
09 Sep 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
12 Aug 2017 Specialist Mathematics Stage 1 Transitioning to Stage 2 Year 11 & 12 SACE
09 Aug 2017 MASA Quiz Night
05 Aug 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
05 Aug 2017 Discrete and Continuous Probability Functions
07 Jul 2017 Junior Secondary Mathematics Enrichment Project – Registrations close
28 Jun 2017 Keith Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
22 Jun 2017 F-2 Teach-meet
17 Jun 2017 F-2 Maths: Using Visualisation to engage students and build understanding
08 Jun 2017 Getting Started on Junior Secondary Maths Enrichment Project (free session)
03 Jun 2017 Continuation of New Stats in Methods
27 Apr 2017 Annual Conference Workshops
27 Apr 2017 MASA Annual Conference
20 Apr 2017 Paper Plane Design Challenge Ends
01 Apr 2017 Year 12 Mathematical Methods Session
15 Mar 2017 Hidden Figures
15 Mar 2017 The Hamann School Mathematics Competition
02 Mar 2017 Year 12 Mathematics Conference 2
28 Feb 2017 Year 12 Mathematics Conference 1
28 Feb 2017 Hamann School Mathematics Competition
09 Jan 2017 MASA Office Re-opens
01 Jan 2017 2017 Membership Year Commences
16 Dec 2016 MASA Office Closes
25 Nov 2016 STEM Conference
13 Oct 2016 2016 Primary Teachers of Mathematics Conference
28 Apr 2016 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
14 Mar 2015 Mathematical Problem Solving — The Bar Model Method
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