## Professional Development for teachers

Mathematics education rests crucially on effective teachers. Teachers have a huge role and we should all be grateful for the excellent job that most of them do. With modern curriculum changes, keeping up with the latest topics can be a challenge. In NSW for example, 2018 will see the implementation of a new senior mathematics curriculum by BOSTES, which will have a number of major changes including considerably more statistics.

To help teachers prepare for these curriculum changes, and to generally strengthen their understanding of mathematics and appreciation for how it underpins much of modern technology and life, we at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW are developing a suite of online Professional Development courses just for maths teachers, run on the Australian platform openlearning, which emphasises interaction and fun activities for learning. These have been run by N J Wildberger, Daniel Mansfield and Peter Brown.

Archimedes and the Law of the Lever / Curves from Apollonius to Bezier / Population growth and the Logistic Curve / Primes, Modular Arithmetic and RSA Encryption

To help teachers prepare for these curriculum changes, and to generally strengthen their understanding of mathematics and appreciation for how it underpins much of modern technology and life, we at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW are developing a suite of online Professional Development courses just for maths teachers, run on the Australian platform openlearning, which emphasises interaction and fun activities for learning. These have been run by N J Wildberger, Daniel Mansfield and Peter Brown.

Archimedes and the Law of the Lever / Curves from Apollonius to Bezier / Population growth and the Logistic Curve / Primes, Modular Arithmetic and RSA Encryption

Archimedes and the Law of the Lever Curves from Apollonius to Bezier Population Growth and the Logistic Curve Primes, Modular arithmetic and RSA encryption with more on the way. |