Standing Committee on Mathematics Education

About Us

The AustMS Standing Committee on Mathematics Education maintains a 'watching brief' on matters in mathematics education relevant to the Society. This encompasses mathematics in education in:

  • universities and TAFE
  • education of mathematics teachers
  • various Australian school systems
  • the wider area of mathematics in society.

The Terms of Reference (updated 21 April 2017) for the Standing Committee are here.


Teaching and Learning Development Opportunities

Online Professional Development Unit

The Standing Committee has coordinates the online professional development unit Effective Teaching, Effective Learning in the Quantitative Disciplines. The unit was developed under an ALTC grant, by a project team of mathematicians, and is now in its seventh year.

The unit is available free to AustMS and reciprocal members. The modules are available for all to view. The unit is suitable both for tutors and lecturers. By

formally enrolling and completing three assessment tasks, participants can receive a certificate of completion. Some participants have negotiated with their home institution to count this towards required teaching-and-learning training.

For more information, visit the unit website:

AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

The Standing Committee and AMSI have launched a new nation-wide Teaching Seminar Series, delivered through the Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) videoconferencing facilities. The series will feature talks and discussions about any matters related to the teaching of the mathematical sciences in universities. If your university does not have an ACE room, you can still participate.

For more information, visit the website:

or contact the organisers:
Dr Barbara Maenhaut (
Dr Anthony Morphett (
Ms Maaike Wienk (

We would love to join forces with already-established seminar series, colloquia or discussion groups. If you are keen to share with the maths community, or if you have ideas for future topics and speakers, then please get in touch.

Relevant Maths Education Publications

  • See the Publications in Maths Education page.
  • We are curating a list of relevant maths education papers with authors at institutions in Australia and New Zealand. Feel free to send more to the webmaster.

Updated: 30 Sep 2018