The third FYiMaths workshop will be held on 6 & 7th July at the University of Melbourne. The workshop is now an annual event and provides an opportunity for mathematicians, statisticians and mathematics educators to meet, hear about the latest teaching innovations, share experiences and develop strategies to address the significant challenges in undergraduate mathematics education.  The workshops are interactive, practical and collegial. 

 The FYiMaths network is an active and growing education focused community of mathematicians, statisticians and mathematics educators teaching in tertiary institutions in Australia and New Zealand.  The network provides access to information, resources and a supportive colleagues through our events, website and research. The network was established as part of an Office for Learning and Teaching funded project. Since 2013 the network has organised annual workshops, a National Forum, discipline days at the Australian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) and Mathematics Education Special Sessions at AustMS meetings. The network has been supported by AMSI, AustMS and the Australian Council of Deans of Science.

The program for this year’s workshop will include guest speakers, extended discussion sessions and presentations on teaching practices and innovations.  Abstracts are now invited for presentations. In response to participant feedback we invite abstracts on teaching innovations in undergraduate mathematics, with particular emphasis on (but no necessarily restricted to) the following topics:

  • Teaching mathematically under-prepared students,
  • Encouraging student engagement with mathematics and fostering deep learning,
  • Alternative teaching formats such as flipped classrooms, online resources and blending different approaches, and
  • Linking first year subject teaching with mathematics support programs.

Presentations can be case studies, results of research studies or pilot projects and should outline the process of initiating and sustaining changes in teaching practices, as well as describing the nature and impact of the practice.

Abstracts of up to 400 words should be submitted by email to by cob Monday 1st June 2015.

Registration for this workshop is now open and will close on 25th June, or earlier if all places are filled.  Registration is free and includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

For further information please contact the network convenor