AAMT has a federated structured with the mathematical associations in each state and territory. While each association is a separate organisation with its own name and legal status, the AAMT constitution establishes a formal connection between AAMT and the state and territory associations (called Affiliated Associations). For example, the AAMT governing Council is made up of representatives from each jurisdiction.
All institutions and individuals that join their local state or territory association are automatically conferred membership of AAMT. Whereas each Affiliated Association supports mathematics learners and educators in their jurisdiction, AAMT provides a national voice for mathematics education.
Teachers and schools wishing to become members should join their local state or territory association. This automatically confers membership of AAMT.
Members gain the following benefits:
- Participation in a network of local and national mathematics educators
- Each state and territory association organises conferences, professional learning events, resources, publications, consultancy and teaching advice that is available to members preferentially and at discount rates
- AAMT journals and other publications, national programs, exchange visits and the national conference are available to members at discount rates
- From time to time, third party products and subscriptions are available to AAMT members at preferential rates
- AAMT is a national voice for maths education: all members are welcome to get involved and help raise the profile of maths teaching in Australia
AAMT is actively involved in representing maths teachers nationally, for example soliciting support and funding from government, responding to government inquiries and reviews, participating in research projects, collaborating with other relevant education organisations and distilling and communicating topical information. Increasingly, AAMT is also engaging with employers and community groups who are interested in supporting maths education. For example, employers may allow their mathematicians to contribute to professional learning and maths education. AAMT relies on the support from members to carry out its work. We encourage all schools, maths educators and other interested parties to join their state or territory association and the AAMT community to gain professional benefits and ensure maths education has a national voice.
For information about each of the AAMT Affiliated Associations, see below.
Canberra Mathematical Association
The CMA was set up in 1963. It is a small volunteer based organisation that supports mathematics teaching, through professional events, networking and dissemination of information, in the Canberra region.
Mathematical Association of New South Wales
The Mathematical Association of New South Wales (MANSW) is a professional association of mathematics educators that is dedicated to improving the quality of mathematics education and learning throughout New South Wales. The association celebrated its centenary in 2010.
MANSW has a team of six staff led by its Executive Officer Darius Samojlowicz
Mathematical Association of South Australia
The Mathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) supports mathematics education in South Australia from primary to senior level. MASA organises a range of resources, activities for students and professional learning for teachers in South Australia. MASA has a small number of staff including the primary contact Patricia Chigwidden.
Mathematical Association of Tasmania
The Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT) was founded in 1961 and is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation supporting Tasmanian Mathematics teachers and students from Kindergarten to Year 12. MAT aims to link teachers through association activities, our annual conference, and regular communication. We also provide opportunities for students to participate in mathematical events, such as our annual Relay.
Mathematical Association of Victoria
The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) is an innovative and leading association. Through its programs and services, MAV promotes the importance of mathematics to society. Our Association has over 1400 members from all sectors of education including individuals, schools, universities and other institutions. This provides membership benefits to a growing network of over 15,000 mathematics educators. MAV reaches up to 17000 people through its newsletter and has been an active not-for-profit professional Association for more than 100 years.
MAV has a team of nine staff led by Chief Executive Officer Peter Saffin.
Mathematical Association of Western Australia
The Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA) is a not-for-profit organisation whose goal is to improve mathematics education across the state. Originating as a teacher professional association in 1958, MAWA has grown into a vibrant organisation that provides support for anyone with an interest in mathematics including teachers, parents and students.
MAWA has a small team of staff led by the Executive Officer Paula McMahon
Mathematics Teachers Association of the Northern Territory
The Mathematics Teachers Association of the Northern Territory (MTANT) supports and promotes the work of maths teachers throughout the Territory. MTANT offers professional development opportunities for teachers and engaging mathematics activities for students. MTANT recognises and celebrates the successes of maths teachers and students in the Northern Territory and providers a voice on local and national mathematical issues. MTANT is run by volunteer maths educators.
Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers
The Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT) was established in 1966. It was formerly Queensland branch of the Royal Mathematical Society of London 1922-1965.
Members of QAMT are drawn from all levels of schooling – pre-school to tertiary – and from all systems – State, Catholic, Independent, Universities and TAFE. There are also a number of members from interstate and overseas.
Through its professional development activities, professional journals and newsletters, problems and competitions for students, QAMT members keep up to date with issues of mathematics teaching, and gain support for developing their students’ love of mathematics.
The contact for QAMT is Gaynor Johnson.