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Maths wars: the great divide

Rebecca Urban, National Education Correspondent at The Australian, has reported on proposed changes to Australia’s maths curriculum. Leading up to the release of the draft curriculum, and following a leak of some draft documents, the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Mathematics Education Research…

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AustMS members announced as STA STEM Ambassadors

AMSI congratulates three Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) members who have joined Science & Technology Australia (STA) as STEM Ambassadors. Mathematician, Associate Professor Artem Pulemotov of the University of Queensland, Research Fellow, Dr Matthew Faria of the University of Melbourne and Applied Mathematician, Dr Shannon Algar of the University of Western Australia were announced as part…

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The science of flavour: why food researchers are interested in machine learning

Food and drink like you’ve never experienced could be around the corner with advancements in flavour and aroma prediction and formulation using machine learning! Read the full article over on AIML’s website

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MATRIX hosts research program – Women in Geometry, Analysis and Topology

MATRIX will host Australia’s first all-women residential research program in the mathematical sciences. This research program, titled: Women in Geometry, Analysis and Topology, is led by Julie Clutterbuck (Monash University), Melissa Tacy (University of Auckland) and Vanessa Robins (The Australian National University). The program is a week-long meeting to foster new local collaborations, deepen existing…

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1 in 4 Australian year 8s have teachers unqualified in maths — this hits disadvantaged schools even harder

The Conversation has reported on new analysis revealing almost one in four (23%) Australian year 8 students were being taught maths in 2018 by teachers whose major qualification was in a field other than maths. The analysis of Australia’s participation in the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) — an international assessment…

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