Networking

JCU supports a number of groups and programs that promote mathematics education in NQ and FNQ through collaboration and professional development.

Maths teachers are invited to become involved in a variety of ways: mentoring, attending meetings, participating in events and suggesting activities that enhance mathematics teaching.

Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT)

QAMT is an affiliate of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), which aims to support mathematics teachers and improve mathematics education in Australia. The state body produces bi-annual publications, offers focused professional development (primary, early career teachers), and hosts an annual conference. Membership for the state body is coordinated through local branches.

For a list of QAMT and AAMT events, see the Events Calendar.

QAMT Townsville

The Townsville branch supports local schools (secondary and primary; State, catholic and independent), teachers and students by offering professional development (once per term + annual conference), networking opportunities (JCU, early career network) and mathematics activities for students, including the Year 7/8 Maths Competition and the Year 10 Mathematics Camp. The branch meetings are held once per term and rotating throughout the local schools.

To find out more about QAMT Townsville, please contact James Dalitz.

QAMT Cairns

The Cairns branch supports local schools (secondary and primary; State, catholic and independent), teachers and students by offering professional development (once per term + annual conference), networking opportunities and mathematics activities for students including the Year 7 and 9 Maths Extension Days. The branch meetings are held once per term and rotating throughout the local schools.

To find out more about QAMT Townsville, please contact Lloyd Greenbury.

Townsville Early Career Teachers

The Townsville Early Career Teachers network connects and supports mathematics teachers from the Townsville region during their first five years of teaching. Members have occasional gatherings and communicate via a Facebook page. This network is supported by the Townsville branch of the QAMT.

Contact the Townsville Early Career Teachers Network

Cairns Early Career Maths Teachers

The Cairns Early Career Maths Teachers network connects and supports mathematics teachers from the Cairns region during their first five years of teaching. Members have occasional gatherings and communicate via a Facebook page. This network is supported by the Cairns branch of the QAMT.

For further information, contact Lloyd Greenbury

Primary Mathematics Enhancement Program

Funded by JCU, the Primary Mathematics Enhancement Program extends primary pre-service teachers who are good at maths and prepares them to be school mathematics leaders by offering additional workshops and in-class opportunities focused on mathematics education in primary schools. This is a closed network that provides resources and allows communication for the participants in the program.

To find out more about this program or to get involved, please contact Leah Daniel.

Mathematics Educators Tropical Queensland (METQ)

This is a JCU site that supports the learning of secondary pre-service mathematics teachers. This site uses current mathematics teachers as mentors for the pre-service teachers. This is a closed network that provides resources and allows communication for the pre-service teachers.

To find out more about this resource, please contact Leah Daniel.