Upcoming events

    • 29 Nov 2019
    • Adelaide Botanic High School

    Hosted by the South Australian Science Teachers Association and the Mathematical Association of South Australia

    29 November 2019
    Adelaide Botanic High School

    The 2019 STEM conference will bring together classroom teachers, leaders in education and businesses who are interested in sharing and exploring teaching methods, tools, resources, and related activities for implementing STEM education into our schools and communities.

    This will be a high-quality professional learning opportunity for educators of Years 6–11 in

    • mathematics
    • science
    • ICT
    • design & technology.

    The conference is an excellent opportunity for educators to network and exchange ideas about STEM teaching and learning.

    Some workshops will address the critical importance of connecting different areas of STEM by considering ways of interrelating science and/or mathematics, while others will address activities to support teaching and learning of specific topics.


    For more information and to book click this link:

    2019 STEM Conference (Years 6–11)

    Date: Friday 29th November 2019

    Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Venue: Adelaide Botanic High School

    Bookings close: 26/11/2019

    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Dear Members,

    2019 Mathematical Association of South Australia Inc Annual General Meeting

    MASA is holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 3rd December commencing at 7pm. The location of the meeting is in the Parish Meeting Room adjacent to the MASA office, 80 Payneham Road, Stepney, Adelaide.

    The AGM is an excellent opportunity to hear from the Committee about what MASA has achieved in 2019. The meeting documents are below:

    1. Notice of the AGM 2019
    2. AGM Agenda 2019
    3. AGM Minutes 2018
    4. Committee Nomination Form

    At this time we will farewell David Shigrov and Marion Gaertner (both Past Presidents) from the Committee and thank them for their excellent contributions to the mathematics community. I would like to encourage people to consider joining the Committee in 2020, as this provides an opportunity for interested members to contribute to the mathematics community.

    Nibbles and drinks will be provided on the night.

    This is also a notification of three Special Resolutions for the AGM for amendment of the existing Constitution of MASA, if deemed appropriate by the members. The Special Resolutions are as follows:

    Special Resolution 1:

    That clause 4.4 be amended to read as follows:

    “No person shall hold the same office formore than ten years in succession. No member, other than the Immediate PastPresident, shall be a member of the Committee (with or without office) for morethan twelve years in succession. The time of service as an officer, or as amember of the Committee without office as the result of appointment by theCommittee under clause 4.5, shall not be counted in reckoning these periods.”

    Justification for Special Resolution 1: It isproposed that the Association conduct a complete review and revision of itsConstitution which has not been updated since 1992. The ability to retainCommittee members will allow for stability during this process.

    Special Resolution 2:

    That clause 10.1 be amended to read as follows:

    “An Institution and/orCorporation may become an Institutional Member of the Association by payment ofan annual subscription fee as set at the discretion of the Committee subject toany maximum set by the Members of the Association in a General Meeting, providedthat a donation in any year exceeding this subscription shall stand in lieu ofthe subscription. An Institutional Member may nominate one person as itsrepresentative, and such representatives shall be admitted to all theprivileges of Full Membership without further payment of an individualsubscription.”

    Special Resolution 3:

    That clause 14.3 be amended to read as follows:

    “At the Annual GeneralMeeting the Committee shall present a report on the proceedings of theAssociation during the past year. This report will include the auditedstatement of the financial position of the Association.

    At the Annual General Meeting the Officers and Members of Committee and anAuditor for the ensuing year shall be elected and the annual subscription ofIndividual, Institutional Members and Student Members for the ensuing yearshall be determined.”

    Justification for Special Resolution 2 and 3: Thischange allows the Committee to set appropriate fees for Institutional Membersrather than being limited to that of double the Individual Member fee. Asafeguard is provided by allowing the Members to set a maximum fee.

    The Committee has sought legal advice on the above resolutions, and this is the first step in updating the Constitution. This process will take some time and members will be encouraged to be part of the process next year. 

    Please consider the draft prior to the AGM on 3rd December 2019. Supporting documents are below:

    1. Proposed changes to Constitution

    2. Current Constitution

    If you have any questions, feel free to make contact.


    Rebecca Garrett


    The Mathematical Association of South Australia Inc

    T08 8362 4332 /F08 8312 6292 – please note new fax number

    PO Box 94 / 80 Payneham Road / Stepney   SA   5069

    Supporting Mathematics Teachers – Reception to Year 12


    • 05 Jan 2020
    • 18 Jan 2020
    • Australian National University

    52nd National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS)

    NMSS is a two week residential school held each January at the Australian National University for mathematically gifted and talented senior high school students.

    Click here for application form

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 4:15 PM
    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 PM

    Save the dates:

    The 2020 Year 12 Conferences will take place in the usual format but in a new venue, Unley High School, Kitchener Street, Netherby

    Workshops and seminars relating to the four year 12 SACE Mathematics subjects, exams and curricula.

    Tues 25th February and Thursday 27th February 4.15-8.30pm - dinner provided.

Past events

06 Nov 2019 The Hamann School Mathematics Competition for Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Prizes
21 Sep 2019 2019 Primary Teachers of Mathematics Conference
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 Saturday Maths Problem Solving
25 Nov 2017 General and Essential Revision Guide Round Table
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 Annual Conference Workshops
27 Apr 2017 MASA Annual Conference
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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Phone: 08 8362 4332


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