Mathematicians in Schools

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Mathematicians in Schools is a free national program supporting long-term, professional partnerships between practising mathematicians and teachers across Australia.

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Message from our Patron

Dr Bronwyn Harch
Professor Bronwyn Harch

"I am proud to be associated with the Mathematicians in Schools Program.  Mathematical sciences are critical for understanding our current world, building technologies we all use every day and making predictions about our future world. More than ever before, the expanding role of mathematics is recognised as having significant impact in all aspects of society and our day to day lives, from health, mining, manufacturing and agriculture to natural resource management and the services economy. Mathematics plays a part of all aspects of our everyday experience – we just need to be shown the link.

I am passionate about the Mathematicians in Schools program and the impact it has on the teachers and mathematicians already involved. It is clear from the feedback I’ve received that activities undertaken through action learning are providing exciting opportunities to bring real-life mathematics and mathematicians into school classrooms and engage teachers and students with contemporary research, applications and careers.

I look forward to continuing my association with the Mathematicians in Schools program and encourage all maths teachers and mathematicians to join in and co-discover new inspirations for maths education in our schools."

Professor Bronwyn Harch
Deputy Director - Research, QUT Insitute for Future Environments
Assistant Dean - Research, QUT Science and Engineering Faculty

The Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the Maths and Science Participation program and the Making Career Connections initiative.

The views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.

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