Does your son love Maths?
Maths Enrichment Opportunity
Does your son love Maths? He may be interested in participating in the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) Maths Enrichment Program. This is a 12-16 week program held between April and October and is designed for students in years 4-10. Students attempt one stage chosen according to their year level and area of interest. Students may get some time in class to work on the program, and guidance will be available in the library after school from Tuesday to Friday. Details of the program can be found at https://www.amt.edu.au/maths-enrichment-2
You can register your interest by completing the form HERE no later than Friday 6 May 2022. I will check with your child’s teacher regarding their suitability for the stage they have chosen.
COST: $42 (details on how to pay will be emailed once registrations have been collated)
Australian Maths Competition
The Australian Maths Competition will be held during Periods 1 & 2 on 5th 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 the unique AMC problems each year. Details of the competition can be found at https://www.amt.edu.au/amc
You can register for this competition by completing the form HERE no later than Friday 6 May 2022.
COST: $7.50 (this cost will be covered by the Maths department, however students who register must compete)
What’s new in Maths in 2022? – Maths Pathway Review
I have received a very warm welcome to St Edmunds as the new Head of Mathematics and would like to thank the staff for helping me with my multitudes of questions and parents and students for their patience when I don’t know the answer straight away to their query. I have been a maths teacher in NSW and ACT for a total of 30 years, and now that my own children are grown up I am excited to take on this extra responsibility.
I have used term 1 to focus on getting to know the students and to implement strategies in my classroom to develop independent and happy learners. The next thing on my agenda is to undertake a review of the Maths Pathway program as it enters its 5th year at St Edmunds College. If you would like to participate in the review, please use the link HERE. Students will have the opportunity to give their feedback during the first few weeks of Term 2.
Head of Mathematics