Mathematics Teachers Professional Development Day

Date: 

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 9:00am

Venue: 

UNSW, Kensington Campus (further venue details TBA)


The School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW is pleased to offer a professional development day on Thursday 10th November for high school mathematics teachers covering a selection of new topics in the current draft of the proposed HSC syllabi for HSC Mathematics and HSC Mathematics Extensions 1 and 2.


The day will begin with an overview of the proposed changes with an emphasis on the practicalities
of teaching the new syllabus. The day will include three 90 minute workshops on topics selected
from the following list:

  1. Learning statistics by doing a study
  2. Simulations of random variables including the Binomial Distribution
  3. Vectors and geometry
  4. An introduction to matrices with applications
  5. Differential equations and modelling 
  6. Networks
  7. Proof

Following the workshops, teachers are invited to a presentation by this year’s UNSW Mathematics and Statistics Visiting Teaching Fellow, Paul Hancock, on his reflections of a year spent teaching Maths and Stats to first year students at UNSW.