GAP activities

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

26-28 September

FedUni with field trip

Cost $150 incl. GST Registration Essential

Attention all Yr 9 and 10 students, this one is for you. If you have an interest in STEM-science, technology, engineering and maths you are not alone. During these 3 days students from across Gippsland and sometimes even further will come together to take part in hands on workshops, head out on a field trip and learn where your interest can take you in the future. This is your invitation to be part of the group-even if you have been before, come back again, we rarely repeat ourselves. Use the link to find out more and talk to your local Rotary Club about how they can help you with your registration fees. Make it happen.

Maths Madness

Yr 7 and 8 maths skills development workshop

Wednesday 18 October

Building 9N Business Enterprise Centre, FedUni Gippsland

10-2pm

Lunch provided, BYO snacks

Registrations open until 5pm 13 October Register now

You won’t believe a maths day could be packed with so much fun. Bring a pen and paper and your most creative thinking. Students (and teachers) who attend this day will:

  • Meet new people
  • Attempt brain stretching puzzles
  • Develop new mathematical skills and faster ways to solve problems
  • Play maths games with your peers
  • Put your creative thinking to the test and compete for prizes
  • Discover how to break difficult tasks into small easy parts
  • Watch and learn mathematical magic tricks
  • Work together to solve challenging problems

Each school can register a maximum of 8 students from Years 7 and 8. Students are asked to bring their own snacks, lunch is provided.

Intentional fun. Enjoying maths for all it’s worth

Teacher PD. Certificate of Attendance provided

Wednesday November 15

Building 5N Room 165, FedUni Gippsland

9-12.30pm

Morning tea provided

No charge

Registrations open until 5pm 8 November Register now

This is a hands-on workshop with two sessions for Years 7-8 maths teachers.

Session 1: Creative ways to engage learners

Learn how to engage students of all abilities with a diverse range of curriculum linked games, carefully crafted to provide rich learning experiences and follow best teaching practise. Build skills, confidence and higher order thinking with activities to get your students ‘thinking out loud’.

Session 2: Developing mathematical language

Getting lost overseas isn’t much fun, especially when you can’t read the signs or speak the language! For a lot of students, solving maths problems feels much the same. The good news is we can do something about it. In this session, you’ll be shown a range of fun, hands-on activities to provide a meaningful context for the use and repetition of mathematical terms. Learning by immersion is the fastest, most natural way to understand language, so let’s make use of it by immersing our students in the world of mathematics.

Andrew from Think Square is facilitating both maths events.

Collaboration and networking

We continue our collaboration with state and Australia wide bodies to bring science teaching and learning and student engagement opportunities to Gippsland throughout each year.