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“Oh no! Not fractions!” The anxiety that students (and teachers) experience with this core mathematical topic prompted the editors to bring together research on the teaching and learning of fractions.

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The following are web links for Applications and Modelling for primary and secondary mathematics.

Contributions from members are welcome. Please send your recommendations to connectwithmaths@aamt.edu.au

International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications

  • ICTMA Homepage
    The International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (the 'Community') is a membership organisation that exists to promote Applications and Modelling (A&M) in all areas of mathematics education - primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)

  • The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.

    http://www.comap.com/

LEMA Project

  • LEMA (Learning and Education in and through Modelling and Applications) was an EU Comenius funded project in which mathematics educators from six countries worked to produce materials to support teachers’ professional development.
    http://www.lema-project.org/

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

  • Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2012 report takes into account the changes in the types of industries that are hiring mathematical and computational scientists, the requirements for their jobs, the contributions they make as mathematical or computational scientists to their group’s tasks, and their work environment.

    http://www.siam.org/reports/mii/2012/report.php

  • Careers in Mathematics 2013

    http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking/pdf/brochure.pdf

  • YouTube SIAM Conference Presentations covering aspects of Applied Mathematics

    https://www.youtube.com/user/SIAMConnects

Moody's Mega Maths Challenge

Computer Based Mathematics

  • Computer Based Mathematics building a completely new math curriculum with computer-based computation at its heart, while campaigning at all levels to redefine math education away from historical hand-calculating techniques and toward real-life problem-solving situations that drive high-concept math understanding and experience.

    http://www.computerbasedmath.org

  • How to win at Rock Paper Scissors
    http://blog.wolfram.com/2014/01/20/how-to-win-at-rock-paper-scissors/

MH370 Flight Disappearance: the power of Mathematics

  • How 'groundbreaking' number crunching found path of Flight 370
    CNN online 
  • Finding a lost airliner - the search for MH370 Aviation search and rescue involves mathematical analysis, as with the recent and tragic MH370 events.  Australia is playing a key role in coordinating the search.

    NBN News online

Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Mathematicians in Schools

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

Careers in Mathematical Sciences

STEM games

  • An opportunity for teachers and students to approach applications and modelling with a multimodal pedagogy
    STEM games

World Science Festival

  • Go Figure: Predicting the World with Math with participants: James Fowler, Steven Strogatz, Andrew W. Lo, Seth Lloyd

    Algorithms are the unsung heroes of everything from fighting crime and searching the world’s information to selecting movies and even choosing mates. These complex digital decision-making mechanisms mine mountains of data to make predictions for, well, nearly anything. And analysts thus armed are revealing unexpected connections between widely disparate systems. Join an exploration of the surprising predictive power of math, and probe the theoretical limits of even the most promising computers of tomorrow. We’re tackling ever more complex problems-but are there some problems simply beyond the reach of machines?
    Go Figure Video: Predicting the world with Math

John Monash Science School

Australian Academy of Science

Secondary Modelling Resource

Statistics Views

  • StatisticsViews.com has been specifically created for professional statisticians, analysts, students, and any user of statistics in interdisciplinary subjects as the first place to go when looking for any information related to statistical research.
    http://www.statisticsviews.com/view/index.html

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