EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:30)
    • 23 Oct 2020
    • 3:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Coober Pedy Area School

    Coober Pedy RRSMP follow up visit

    MASA Professional Officer will return to Coober Pedy to continue working with whole of primary school and maths staff as part of the Remote and Rural Schools Mathematics Project funded by The Department for Education. 

    Monday 19th - Friday 23rd October

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA office or by zoom

    MASA Executive meeting

    Term 4 meeting of MASA senior office bearers

    from 5pm

    MASA office

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+10:30)

    Swat Vac for Year 12s begins today

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Education Development Centre

    JSMEP/SAMTQ Presentation Night

    In 2020 MASA was thrilled to received many outstanding entries for this free Maths Investigation competition. The competition for those in years 8-10 is generously sponsored by the South Australian Department for Education. 

    Students whose entries received Commendation or above have received invitations to attend the presentation night. 

    To comply with Covid-safe restrictions, invitees can only bring one guest and we have split the presentation night into two parts. Students from years 5-7 will have their event from 6pm-7pm, the room will be cleaned and then students from years 8-12 will have their event from 7.30pm-8.30pm. All attendees will be required to sign in for contact tracing. 

    If you have received an invitation, please ensure you call MASA on 8362 4332, or email, (masamail@internode.on.net)  to let us know if you are able to attend, or not.

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA office training room

    Planning and Presenting Maths Professional Learning

    MASA is offering a workshop series during Term 4 for new and aspiring leaders and anyone passionate about sharing ideas with colleagues. The facilitator, Maryanne Rischmueller, is an experienced AST 2 teacher, workshop presenter and public speaker. This workshop will help you build your confidence and credibility as a presenter as you develop and practise your communication skills in a supportive environment. 5 ½ hours professional learning includes 1-hour preparation time for your brief presentation in the final session. Linked to Professional Standards for Teachers 6 and 7 and Advanced Skills Teacher 2.

    Session 1: Wednesday 28th October 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Public Speaking skills – posture, movement, voice, pauses, filler words, connecting with audience, dealing with nerves, body gestures, using slides and white boards

    Session 2: Wednesday 11th November 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    The what, why and how of planning an effective PL session. Getting attention,

    disrupting thinking, timing, using varying learning modes, opening, closing

    Session 3: Saturday 21st November 9:30 - 12 pm

    - includes morning tea

    Attendees will present a brief, planned presentation (10 mins approximately), evaluating each other, and giving constructive feedback.

    Cost $50 ($40 for MASA members)

    click here for registration form

    • 31 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA office and Parish Meeting Room

    Tentative date for the return of Saturday Morning Problem Solving

    Student-based program for maths enthusiasts from years 7-12

    More information and registration to follow.



    • 02 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:30)

    Maths exams commence today with Maths Methods at 9am and Essential Maths at 1.30pm. Good luck to all

    • 02 Nov 2020
    • 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA Office, 80 Payneham Road, Stepney

    Exploring test-writing conventions: a workshop for new teachers of Mathematics

    Lauren Mazzarolo (Seymour College) and Sam Capurso (Blackfriars Priory School).

    Monday 2nd November 4.15pm-5.30pm

    MASA office, Building D, 80 Payneham Road, Stepney, SA 5069

    $30 inc GST non-members, $25 Inc GST MASA members

    Workshop Description:

    This workshop will cover some common conventions and expectations surrounding writing tests in Mathematics. More specifically, we will discuss the various elements of a well-written test including how to best structure a test in terms of content and layout, language use, and logical progression. Participants will have the opportunity to review various examples and practice implementing the presented strategies. You are encouraged to bring a test that you have written or currently have in development.

    This workshop will be face-to-face only.

    Click her for the registration form


    • 03 Nov 2020
    • 3:15 AM - 4:45 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Elizabeth North Primary School

    Fractions session with Helen Booth

    MASA Professional Officer, Helen Booth will visit Elizabeth North Primary School to lead staff on the Big Ideas in Number - fractions. 3.15-4.45pm Tuesday 3rd November.

    If you would like Helen to visit your school for similar in-house Professional Development opportunities for your staff or even your school with invited visiting teachers, please contact MASA on 8362 4332, or masamail@internode.on.net

    • 04 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:30)

    The Year 12 General mathematics exam is 1.30pm today. Good luck everyone.

    • 05 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+10:30)

    9 am Today is the exam for Year 12 Specialist Mathematics.

    All the best to staff and students.

    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA office

    Planning and Presenting Maths Professional Learning

    MASA is offering a workshop series during Term 4 for new and aspiring leaders and anyone passionate about sharing ideas with colleagues. The facilitator, Maryanne Rischmueller, is an experienced AST 2 teacher, workshop presenter and public speaker. This workshop will help you build your confidence and credibility as a presenter as you develop and practise your communication skills in a supportive environment. 5 ½ hours professional learning includes 1-hour preparation time for your brief presentation in the final session. Linked to Professional Standards for Teachers 6 and 7 and Advanced Skills Teacher 2.

    Session 1: Wednesday 28th October 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Public Speaking skills – posture, movement, voice, pauses, filler words, connecting with audience, dealing with nerves, body gestures, using slides and white boards

    Session 2: Wednesday 11th November 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    The what, why and how of planning an effective PL session. Getting attention,

    disrupting thinking, timing, using varying learning modes, opening, closing

    Session 3: Saturday 21st November 9:30 - 12 pm

    - includes morning tea

    Attendees will present a brief, planned presentation (10 mins approximately), evaluating each other, and giving constructive feedback.

    Cost $50 ($40 for MASA members)

    Click here for registration form


    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:30)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 3:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • KICE - KINGSCOTE

    MASA Professional Officer Kingscote Follow up

    MASA professional Officer, Helen Booth, will return to Kangaroo Island to continue her Rural and Remote Schools Mathematics Programme work, funded by The South Australian Department for Education and with thanks to theMinister for Education.


    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA Office

    Inquiry Mathematics in Origami

     Professional Learning Session with Jarrad Strain (Cardijn College)

    Thursday 19 th November 2020 4:30pm – 5:30pm

    MASA Office, 80 Payneham Road, Stepney

    $30inc GST ($25 inc GST MASA Members)

    Modular Origami is a paperfolding technique that creates paper modules that connect to make larger and complex structures. It is a fun and colourful way for students to explore a range of mathematical concepts while employing creative thinking. There are a range of objects that we create using modular origami that can be used to explore concepts from simple platonic solids and tessellations through trigonometry, sequences/series, combinatorics and networks and then beyond schooling in Group Theory and Topology. This session will offer Mathematics teachers from Year 5 – 12, a range of ideas to start students in a mathematical inquiry. 

    During the session we will work together to create a range of different origami modules and connect them together to build shapes. Along this journey we will look at where the points for inquiry may arise and how we will provide the paper to create with. Participants may benefit from bringing an internet connected device (laptop or iPad) to explore some GeoGebra options connected to this activity.

    click here for the full flyer and registration form

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA office

    Planning and Presenting Maths Professional Learning

    MASA is offering a workshop series during Term 4 for new and aspiring leaders and anyone passionate about sharing ideas with colleagues. The facilitator, Maryanne Rischmueller, is an experienced AST 2 teacher, workshop presenter and public speaker. This workshop will help you build your confidence and credibility as a presenter as you develop and practise your communication skills in a supportive environment. 5 ½ hours professional learning includes 1-hour preparation time for your brief presentation in the final session. Linked to Professional Standards for Teachers 6 and 7 and Advanced Skills Teacher 2.

    Session 1: Wednesday 28th October 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Public Speaking skills – posture, movement, voice, pauses, filler words, connecting with audience, dealing with nerves, body gestures, using slides and white boards

    Session 2: Wednesday 11th November 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    The what, why and how of planning an effective PL session. Getting attention,

    disrupting thinking, timing, using varying learning modes, opening, closing

    Session 3: Saturday 21st November 9:30 - 12 pm

    - includes morning tea

    Attendees will present a brief, planned presentation (10 mins approximately), evaluating each other, and giving constructive feedback.

    Cost $50 ($40 for MASA members)

    Click here for registration form


    • 27 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • To be Confirmed

    2020 STEM Conference

    for teachers of years 6-11

    Co-hosted by MASA and SASTA, this annual all-day event showcases the latest ideas in teaching STEM.

    Friday 27th November at UniSA Magill Campus

    click here to see program and register



    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA office

    Please join us for the MASA AGM on Tuesday 8th December at 7pm

    at the new MASA office - Building D (former AAMT office)

    80 Payneham Road, Stepney

    There will be reports on how MASA has fared in 2020, and an outline of what to expect in the coming year. 

    Welcome incoming President, Tom Frossinakis, thank soon to be Immediate Past President Rebecca Garrett, and vote for the 2021 committee. If you would like to nominate for the committee, please click on this form.

    For catering purposes, please let us know if you are intending to attend. We welcome all members (and require a quorum). masamail@internode.on.net


    • 16 Dec 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA Office

    MASA Committee Planning Day

    Members of the 2021 MASA Committee meet to map out professional learning, events, student programs and teacher resources for the coming year.

    Starts 9.30am includes lunch

    • 18 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA Office

    Thank you to our Committee and members for another successful year.

    The MASA Office will close for a break from 5pm Friday 18th December 2020

    Please remember to renew your membership for 2021 - the renewal notice will be sent automatically, or, if you are new to MASA, you can join using the online form on the MASA home page. If your membership has lapsed, and you wish to renew, you can log in, or failing that, contact the office for assistance in January on 8362 4332.

    The MASA office re-open 9am Wednesday 6th January 2021

    Have a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year.

    • 25 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+10:30)

    MASA wishes all our members and friends a happy and safe Christmas

    • 01 Jan 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)

    Happy 2021!

    Your MASA membership is now due. If you need assistance, please contact Patricia in the MASA office 8362 4332 or masafinance@internode.on.net from 6th January.

    • 06 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:30)

    MASA office re-opens for 2021!

    Happy new maths year. Please contact the office if you have any enquiries. Membership now due.

    • 26 Jan 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)

    Australia Day Holiday 2021

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+10:30)

    Term 1 2021 Begins 

    • 06 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • MASA Office

    HSMC Writing Group meeting

    Final meeting of the HSMC Writing committee led by Keith Hamann

    9am-12 noon

    Saturday 6th February. By invitation only

    • 23 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Charles Campbell College

    2021 Year 12 Conferences

    Each year MASA hosts a two-evening conference for teachers of year 12 maths and education students preparing to teach at senior secondary level. There are sessions discussing each of the previous year's exams, as well as more presentations to help teachers with rolling out SACE stage 2 material in their classrooms. 

    Essential General and Methods are on the Tuesday 23rd February 4pm-8.30pm

    Methods repeated and Specialist Maths are on Thursday 25th February 4pm-8.30pm.

    Dinner is provided. 

    Program, registration and pricing to follow. Discounts apply for MASA Members.

    • 08 Mar 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)

    Adelaide Cup Day Holiday

    • 02 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+10:30)

    Good Friday Holiday 2021

    • 05 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+09:30)

    Easter Monday 2021

    • 09 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+09:30)

    End of Term 1 2021

Past events

19 Oct 2020 National Maths Talent Quest Presentation
17 Oct 2020 HSMC writing group meeting
13 Oct 2020 Kangaroo Inn Professional Learning days
12 Oct 2020 Term 4 Begins
19 Sep 2020 2020 Primary Teachers of Mathematics Conference
10 Sep 2020 Specialist Maths with Deb Woodard-Knight
27 Aug 2020 Professional Learning for New Maths Leaders via Zoom
20 Aug 2020 Power of matrices and their real power with Constantin Naum
20 Aug 2020 Using SCINEMA films to put maths in context with Jennifer Chalmers
13 Aug 2020 Sequences, series and calculators with Barry Kissane
13 Aug 2020 Combining S.T.E. and M through the use of design challenges with Jennifer Chalmers
06 Aug 2020 Specialist Maths with Deb Woodard-Knight
06 Aug 2020 Calculus concepts and calculators with Barry Kissane
05 Aug 2020 MASA Quiz Night
01 Jul 2020 Algebra, exploring an interesting world
01 Jul 2020 Fractionally more interesting than Pizzas and Pies
20 Jun 2020 The Future of Exams Free 3-Workshop Online Series session 3 (repeat)
18 Jun 2020 The Future of Exams Free 3-Workshop Online Series session 3
06 Jun 2020 Year 7 Mathematics Workshop
30 May 2020 The Future of Exams Free 3-Workshop Online Series session 2 (repeat)
28 May 2020 The Future of Exams Free 3-Workshop Online Series session 2
28 May 2020 Big Ideas in Number Online 3-workshop series session 3
23 May 2020 Stage 2 General Mathematics Workshop
21 May 2020 Big Ideas in Number Online 3-workshop series session 2
16 May 2020 The Future of Exams Free 3-Workshop Online Series session 1 (repeat)
14 May 2020 The Future of Exams Free 3-Workshop Online Series session 1
14 May 2020 Big Ideas in Number Online 3-workshop series session 1
07 May 2020 Term 2 Week 2 Mathematics Leaders Forum Via Zoom
30 Apr 2020 Term 2 Mathematics Leaders Forum Via Zoom
23 Apr 2020 MASA Annual Conference 2020 (Postponed)
18 Mar 2020 The Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Prizes (Postponed)
25 Feb 2020 Year 12 Conference 2020
05 Jan 2020 52nd National Mathematics Summer School
03 Dec 2019 MASA Annual General Metting
29 Nov 2019 2019 STEM Conference
06 Nov 2019 The Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Prizes
24 Aug 2019 Saturday Morning Problem Solving
07 Aug 2019 MASA QUIZ NIGHT 2019
03 Aug 2019 Measurement: Building conceptual understanding by Desiree Gilbert
18 Jul 2019 MASA Annual Conference 2019
18 Jul 2019 Annual Conference 2019 Workshops
15 Jun 2019 Where to now? using assessment for and as teaching in the early years mathematics classroom by desiree Gilbert
06 Jun 2019 Getting Started with Project-Based Competitions
27 May 2019 Why Maths is the Key Symposium register now
11 May 2019 Exploring the building blocks of early years maths (F-2) by Desiree Gilbert
20 Mar 2019 The Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Prizes
16 Mar 2019 Years 5 - 8 Workshops Series
02 Mar 2019 Operating with Numbers (F-3) Workshop by Desiree Gilbert
26 Feb 2019 2019 Year 12 Conferences
04 Dec 2018 MASA Annual General Meeting
30 Nov 2018 STEM 2018 - REGISTER NOW
03 Nov 2018 “Key principles for effective teaching of mathematics” and “Challenging mathematical tasks that are accessible for all students”
20 Oct 2018 Maths300: Working like a mathematician
26 Sep 2018 Heads of Faculty PD
22 Sep 2018 Having Fun with Data F-3 PD with Desiree Gilbert
08 Sep 2018 Part 2 teaching Plans for Mathematical Methods
22 Aug 2018 Intentional Fun with Andrew Lorimer - Mount Gambier
15 Aug 2018 MASA Quiz Night 2018
11 Aug 2018 Teaching Plans for Mathematical Methods
10 Aug 2018 JSMEP & SAMTQ Entries to be delivered to MASA office by today
22 Jul 2018 My Piece of Pi
06 Jul 2018 JSMEP & SAMTQ registration closes
27 Jun 2018 Keith Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Prizes Presentation Night
16 Jun 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
14 Jun 2018 MASA Committee and Executive Meeting
12 Jun 2018 RSVP due for Presentation Night for The Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum (SPE) Prizes
07 Jun 2018 Free PD – JSMEP & SAMTQ
02 Jun 2018 Publications sub-committee meeting
12 May 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
26 Apr 2018 MASA Annual Conference 2018
26 Apr 2018 Annual Conference Workshops
09 Apr 2018 Keith Hamann School Mathematics Competition Marking Night
21 Mar 2018 School Maths Competition
17 Mar 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
16 Mar 2018 Spellman High Voltage Clean Technology Challenge 2018 Registrations Close
15 Mar 2018 MASA Committee Meeting
15 Mar 2018 MASA Executive Meeting
09 Mar 2018 2018 Revision Guide orders due today
08 Mar 2018 James Tanton Professional Development
03 Mar 2018 Publications Sub-Committee Meeting
27 Feb 2018 2018 Year 12 Conferences
26 Feb 2018 Closing Date for Schools Mathematics Competition Entries
24 Feb 2018 Exploring the building blocks of early years maths (F-2)
24 Feb 2018 Saturday Morning Maths / University of Adelaide
15 Feb 2018 MASA Executive Meeting
03 Feb 2018 Publications Sub-committee Meeting
10 Jan 2018 MASA Office re-opens Wednesday January 10th
15 Dec 2017 MASA Office closes
01 Dec 2017 STEM Middle Years Conference
28 Nov 2017 MASA Annual General Meeting
25 Nov 2017 General and Essential Revision Guide Round Table
25 Nov 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
02 Nov 2017 MASA Executive Committee
28 Oct 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
12 Oct 2017 Primary Teachers of Mathematics Conference
10 Oct 2017 Global Maths Project
16 Sep 2017 Measurement and Building conceptual Understanding for F-2
09 Sep 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
12 Aug 2017 Specialist Mathematics Stage 1 Transitioning to Stage 2 Year 11 & 12 SACE
09 Aug 2017 MASA Quiz Night
05 Aug 2017 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
05 Aug 2017 Discrete and Continuous Probability Functions
07 Jul 2017 Junior Secondary Mathematics Enrichment Project – Registrations close
28 Jun 2017 Keith Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
22 Jun 2017 F-2 Teach-meet
17 Jun 2017 F-2 Maths: Using Visualisation to engage students and build understanding
08 Jun 2017 Getting Started on Junior Secondary Maths Enrichment Project (free session)
03 Jun 2017 Continuation of New Stats in Methods
27 Apr 2017 MASA Annual Conference
27 Apr 2017 Annual Conference Workshops
20 Apr 2017 Paper Plane Design Challenge Ends
01 Apr 2017 Year 12 Mathematical Methods Session
15 Mar 2017 Hidden Figures
15 Mar 2017 The Hamann School Mathematics Competition
02 Mar 2017 Year 12 Mathematics Conference 2
28 Feb 2017 Year 12 Mathematics Conference 1
28 Feb 2017 Hamann School Mathematics Competition
09 Jan 2017 MASA Office Re-opens
01 Jan 2017 2017 Membership Year Commences
16 Dec 2016 MASA Office Closes
25 Nov 2016 STEM Conference
13 Oct 2016 2016 Primary Teachers of Mathematics Conference
28 Apr 2016 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
14 Mar 2015 Mathematical Problem Solving — The Bar Model Method
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