MATRI✗: MathsCraft – Session Leader workshop

Name:MATRI✗: MathsCraft – Session Leader workshop
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Wed, November 21, 2018 - Sun, November 25, 2018


MathsCraft: Session Leader workshop

Dates: 21–25 November
Venue: University of Melbourne, Creswick campus
Water Street, Creswick, Victoria, 3363, Australia

Program Description

This professional development event will give you more information about the MathsCraft program, and equip you to become a leader of MathsCraft sessions in your area.

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What is MathsCraft?

In their work, research mathematicians do not generally:

  • sit competitions;
  • have daily lessons or lectures;
  • study for tests and exams.

So what do they do? Among other things, they use previously learned facts and know-how to build solutions to problems, problems that they initially have no idea how to solve.

In MathsCraft sessions, teachers and students get to do just this, in a supportive, collaborative, conversation rich environment. The MathsCraft session leader poses problems, provokes participants and organises the sharing of the ideas that come up in the group. The problems are constructed to give students and teachers an authentic experience of doing mathematical research, at their level.

MathsCraft sessions have been running since 2012, led by Anthony Harradine, Director of the Potts–Baker Institute at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide. Since 2015, in collaboration with ACEMS, sessions have been held in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, at schools and at universities.


  • Deadline: 21 September 2018
  • Registration is by invitation only.

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  • Anthony Harradine (ACEMS Potts-Baker Inst., Prince Alfred College)
  • Anita Ponsaing (ACEMS, Univ. Melbourne)
  • Nigel Bean (ACEMS, Univ. Adelaide)
Location:University of Melbourne, Creswick campus Map
Created:05 Nov 2018 09:10 pm UTC
Modified:05 Nov 2018 10:15 pm UTC
Updated: 05 Nov 2018