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Beautiful day at APSMO Maths Symposium at Pennant Hills Golf Club. Charles Lovitt is engaging our primary and high school teachers with rich and balanced maths planning.

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Looking forward to welcoming primary and high school teachers to our inaugural Maths Symposium tomorrow at Pennant Hills Golf Club.
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July 16

A Lovely Looper

We found a green grub in a cob of corn in our vegetable garden. It’s called a looper and is also known as an inch-worm or a measuring-worm. Have you ever seen a looper move?

Our looper was 4 cm long. It had 3 pairs legs at the front and 3 pairs of pseudo-legs at the back. The middle section of its body (which makes the loop) was legless. This legless section was about half of its body length. How many times do you think this looper would need to stretch forw...ard with its front legs, for it to travel a metre?

Heather McMaster

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July 11

Planning a Garden

Bernardy was given a garden bed for his birthday. Its dimensions were 1200 x 450 x 450 mm. The garden bed was to be filled with Garden soil and Potting mix which came in 25 L bags. About how many bags would be needed?

Heather McMaster

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July 6

Book Now for the APSMO 2017 Maths Symposium - Friday, 28 July

Attention primary and high school maths teachers!! Join #CharlesLovitt who will be discussing how we can bridge the gap between Stages 3 and 4 plus we will be running three highly practical workshops - all counted towards NESA Registered PD. For more information and bookings visit www.apsmo.edu.au/symposium

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June 26

Professional Learning in Southern Sydney

It was lovely to meet so many wonderful teachers who attended our course in southern Sydney last Friday, thank you for coming. We hope you found the day to be valuable and enjoyable. Our thanks also to the staff at Tradies Gymea for helping the day run so smoothly.

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June 19

Thank you to all of the lovely teachers from Canberra and surrounds, who attended our professional learning course in Ainslie last Friday. I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did. We would also like to thank the staff at Ainslie Football and Social Club for all their help - it was one of the most gorgeous classrooms I have ever seen!

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June 14
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June 8

APSMO Professional Learning Courses Term 2

We are thrilled to be running two more professional learning courses in Term 2 to provide teachers in the ACT and Sydney with a highly practical day of sharing strategies for teaching problem solving in mathematics :
Friday, 16 June - Ainslie, ACT
Friday, 23 June - Gymea, NSW

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Take a look at what you will get out of the day and find out what other teachers think of the course - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njp6HprPHF4

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May 29

Professional Learning in Pascoe Vale, Melbourne.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Professional Learning course in Pascoe Vale last Friday. It was an enjoyable and informative day. Teachers came from many different schools around Melbourne and as far away as Phillip Island.

A special thanks to the staff of the Pascoe Vale Hotel who went out of their way to assist us during the day.

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May 18

Times Tables and Incentive Charts

I normally use a hundred grid sticker chart for kids to track their progress. It serves multiple purposes because you can have (say) a silver star for every third sticker, and then you get a pretty pattern which doubles as a representation of a multiplication table.

Recently I came across this wonderful multiplication pattern from Burkhard Polster, so I thought I would try it out as an incentive chart. The kids love it because, even though it... is beautiful, they have no idea what it is going to end up looking like. So now, instead of getting a sticker, they are allowed to draw a line - which also teaches them how to use a ruler accurately!

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May 14

Maths Games Contest 1 - 17 May

This is our 3rd Year of the Maths Games and we are expecting over 13000 students will participate in the first contest this week.
Good luck to everyone involved. We hope that you enjoy the challenge of creative problem solving.

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May 14

Maths Olympiad 1 - 17 May

Remember that Olympiad 1 is coming up this Wednesday. Good luck to all students participating across Australia and New Zealand.

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May 10

The Pattern Block Challenge

Teams of students in my class competed to use up all their blocks in a pattern with order 3 rotational symmetry and no line symmetry.

Heather McMaster

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May 7

A Stick on the Mini-golf Green

Adi placed a stick on the edge of the green. Why might he have done this?

Heather McMaster

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May 2

Mathematical Mother's Day Craft
14 May is Mother's Day, and what mother would not be impressed by a rose that converts into its own gift box? This origami project uses simple folds, with angles of 90 and 45 degrees. Each rose requires six squares of paper (three green, and three of the petal colour). Angles, fractions, nets, and lots of other good stuff can be covered in this activity.

How to make an Origami Magic Rose Cube. This is a cube that can be transformed into a rose with a few simple moves. The model is designed by Valerie Vann The...
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