Professional Development for Teachers

Professional development days targeted at empowering VCE teachers to engage with the proposed changes for upcoming study designs.

VCE Mathematics Teacher PD Day

The University of Melbourne School of Mathematics and Statistics is offering professional development days targeting two content areas of VCE mathematics: logic and proof, and statistics. One day will cover logic and proof, which is planned to be added to the Specialist Mathematics study design in 2023. The other day will cover inferential statistics, which was added to Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics in 2016. These PD days are designed specifically for teachers to familiarise themselves with the content knowledge.

Participants can attend either or both days, and can attend in person at The University of Melbourne Parkville campus or online via Zoom. A certificate of attendance will be provided. Lunch and morning tea will also be provided for those attending in person. All days are free of charge.

Logic and Proof

This day covers mathematical logic and proof, and is particularly relevant to Specialist Mathematics teachers. Topics include:

  • Conjectures,
  • Connectives,
  • Quantifiers,
  • Examples and counter examples, and
  • Techniques of proof, including proof by induction.

Statistics

This day covers inferential statistics. It is relevant to both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics teachers. Topics include:

  • Populations and samples,
  • Confidence intervals,
  • Hypothesis testing, and
  • Errors in hypothesis testing.

Graph Theory and Algorithms

This day covers graph theory and algorithms.  It is relevant to both General Mathematics teachers and Specialist Mathematics teachers.  Topics include:

  • Graph theory definitions,
  • Applications of graph theory,
  • Graph algorithms,
  • Counting arguments, and
  • Planarity.

Timetable

Each of the sessions will run from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (AEST). Clicking on a link below will take you to an Eventbrite page where you can register your attendance.

Tickets will be available until 2 weeks before the event.

SessionDate
Logic and Proof12 July 2022
Graph Theory and Algorithms14 July 2022
Statistics18 July 2022