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 Excellence Awards

To encourage excellence in mathematics teaching in higher education, the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) has established the annual Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career). See this page for more information.

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 AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series is a nation-wide seminar series featuring talks and discussions about any matters related to the teaching of the mathematical sciences in universities. The seminars are held online using Zoom videoconferencing software, allowing broad access by Australian academics.

For more information, visit the website:

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: 11 Dec 2019