Ahead of National Literacy and Numeracy week celebrations, outstanding Australian mathematics teachers and students have been recognised for mathematics education excellence at today’s Choose Maths Awards in Melbourne. The BHP Billiton Foundation and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) presented over $69,500 in teacher and student prizes at today’s ceremony, including two $20,000 prizes for […]
The Age (syndicated nationally), Thursday 4 August 2016. AMSI data shows Year 12 female students are trailing their male counterparts with only 9.6 per cent undertaking advanced 17.5 per cent intermediate mathematics. Fairfax journalist, Timna Jacks breaks down findings from a University of Melbourne study on whether girls in single sex high schools are more confident in mathematics. Read Now.
As many question the value of university degrees, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s (AMSI) new careers website, Maths Adds, shows demand for mathematical and statistical skills is growing. An expansion of the popular print version now in its 19th edition, the site features over 100 examples from recent job ads illustrating mathematical and statistical career pathways. […]
While preliminary NAPLAN results released by the Minister for Education and Training show improvement in numeracy, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) believes there is still work to be done to secure Australia’s mathematical future. AMSI Director, Professor Geoff Prince says while the preliminary results indicate a 1.6 per cent improvement on the previous NAPLAN […]