Monday, 16 December 2013

 From Joann Cattlin: 

The First Year in Maths Project (FYiMaths)  and the Institute of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) are holding a national forum on 13th and 14th February 2014, at the University of Sydney - Assumed knowledge in maths: Its broad impact on tertiary STEM programs. The forum will be considering the impact of students’ entry level knowledge in maths on all STEM programs. We would like to invite you as network leaders to participate in the forum and encourage your members to attend.  There are a number of ways you can be involved in the forum, by facilitating a session, presenting or showcasing new teaching or learning support initiatives in your discipline. We are open to your suggestions.

I have attached the draft program and invitation which you are welcome to circulate.  You may also like to highlight to your members that we are calling for presenters for a session on Day 1.  There will be a presentation session on current initiatives in maths and science teaching responding to the diverse background of students. These will be sharp 8 minute presentations followed by a brief Q&A. We are asking people to submit an abstract no more than 500 words outlining the initiative by 10 January 2014. Those submitting abstracts may be invited to submit full papers for publication in a special issue of IJISME. Please send your abstract to:  

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the above, please feel free to contact me.

Joann Cattlin
Project Manager (Part time)
First Year in Maths Project (FYiMaths)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010
Ph: 03 9035 8694