Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

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The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers is the main representative organisation of mathematics teachers in Australia. Membership is via affiliated state organisations. The AAMT conducts a number of activities including Reach for the stars,[1] an activity for students, as well as submissions to government bodies[2] and reports on issues relevant to mathematics teaching.[3][4]

Structure[edit]

The AAMT is a federation of 8 affiliated associations of teachers of mathematics, one from each Australian State and Territory:[5]

The AAMT is governed by a council made up of a representatives from each of these associations, as well as an elected President, Treasurer, and either a President Elect or an Immediate Past President.[6]

The day-to-day affairs of the association are managed by an office staff based primarily in Adelaide, South Australia.

Membership[edit]

AAMT does not direct membership; members join their local affiliated association and are then automatically a member of AAMT. AAMT has approximately 4000 individual and institutional members.

Standards[edit]

The AAMT publish Standards for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools as a guide for the improvement and maintenance of teaching standards in mathematics in Australian schools.[7]

Journals[edit]

The AAMT publishes three journals:

  • Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (APMC) - primary school mathematics education.
  • The Australian Mathematics Teacher (AMT) - secondary school mathematics up to age 16
  • Australian Senior Mathematics Journal (ASMJ) - senior secondary (Years 11 and 12) and early tertiary mathematics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Carmel School on Target with Literacy and Numeracy". Yass Tribune. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Morony, Will. "Submission to the Productivity Commission Schools Workforce Study" (PDF). Australian Government Productivity Commission. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Trounson, Andrew (May 21, 2008). "Shortage of specialist maths teachers". The Australian. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Trounson, Andrew (May 21, 2008). "Best brains won't make the numbers". The Australian. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Contact your State/Territory association". The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Constitution and Regulations". The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Standards for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools (2006 edition)". The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 

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