Mathematical Association of Tasmania Annual Conference
MAT has a policy of moving the location of their annual conference to different regional centres. This year it was hosted at Parklands High School, Burnie with over 60 delegates in attendance. In addition to keynote presentations from Greg Oats and Colleen Vale, 24 workshop sessions were on offer, including three sessions from the T3 Trainer team. Yackandandah yokel, Brian Lannen, flew into Burnie/Wynyard while Peter Fox jetted into Launceston.
Brian delivered a mathematically rigorous session on the generation and analysis of sound waves with TI-Innovator, while Peter played games in the room next door. Brian’s session: Maths and Music – play me a tune on your calculator drew upon material from a published TI Forensic Science activity as well a TI Australia webinar: Control Systems Engineer
Peter’s Game On! session kept participants engaged in games from the factor game (Year 7) through to Penney’s Problem (Specialist Mathematics). Peter had 25 participants in his session and feedback was very positive.
Brian’s had another session on the program titled From Algorithmic Thinking in Problem Solving to Writing Program Code for Maths. This workshop drew upon materials on Problem Solving strategies , Maths 300 , 10 Minutes of Code and TI Australia’s Curriculum Inspired .
Major sponsors for the conference were Texas Instruments and the University of Tasmania. These sponsors and others also provided prizes for the lucky draw.