Are you looking for ways to improve your student’s engagement in Maths?

Australian Maths Competition

The Australian Maths Competition will be held during Periods 3 & 4 on Thursday 8 August. The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives; it is open to students in years 3 to 12. Australia’s leading educators and academics, with a deep understanding of our national curriculum standards, actively design unique AMC problems each year. Details of the competition can be found at https://www.amt.edu.au/am
Australian Mathematics Competition – Registrations open soon!

To Register:

Junior school – up to 5 students per class will be nominated by their teacher. Please contact David Kelly (DKelly@sec.act.edu.au) if you would like your student to be considered for this opportunity.

Maths Enrichment Opportunity
Does your son love Maths? He may be interested in participating in joining the Thursday afternoon Maths Enrichment Club. It runs from 3.30 – 4.30 pm in room 313. For more details or to sign up, email AJames@sec.act.edu.au

Are you looking to be more involved in your student’s Maths?

John Carty, a bit of a legend in Canberra among Maths teachers and educators in general, has just released a book called “Mathematical Word Problems”.

John wrote this book to get parents involved in their child’s mathematics education, especially that aspect involving word problems. It goes from age 10 to year 10, so you don’t need any Calculus to do any of the questions. A sound grasp of Algebra would help in many cases.

There are 777 questions across 7 categories (chapters) and John’s ideal was a child could start doing 3 or 4 questions a week, and this way could be aged 16 before you get through all 777 successfully. All answers are provided with hints for problem-solving detailed in the forward,

John has been involved in using mathematics and in mathematics education all his life and feels bringing in the parents is a possible strategy for increasing the capacity of a child’s mathematical toolkit.

The book can be purchased on Amazon or from Paperchain in Manuka.

Linda Goth-
Head of Mathematics