Solving Problems with Maths! 2018
There will be two workshops offered in 2018 for students in Years 4  6. The program and registration information are coming soon!
BURNIE Sunday 28^{th} October, 12noon – 4pm Burnie High School For students in Years 4 – 6 only Registration link coming soon


HOBART Saturday 3^{rd} November, 12noon – 4pm Guilford Young College, Glenorchy Campus For students in Years 4 – 6 only Registration link coming soon

The cost is $20 per student and includes a pizza lunch. This workshop is for students in Years 4  6 only. Due to presenter availability, there is an overall limit of 80 students. Registrations open soon and close one week before the event. The registration process is lengthy and is best completed by/with the child's parent. Please note that we cannot accept registrations on the day; students MUST be registered via Eventbrite.
Organiser: Emily Peterson (emily.peterson@education.tas.gov.au), MAT Committee Member
In 2017, MAT offered three Solving Problems with Maths! student workshops: Burnie: Sunday 30th July 2017; Launceston: Saturday 23rd October 2017; Hobart: Saturday 4th November 2017. We have received very positive feedback from students, parents and teachers. A Launceston parent said:
[Our sons] had a wonderful time yesterday. They couldn't stop talking about all they had learned. I haven't seen them so excited about ideas for a while. What a wonderful program... The team that gave up their weekend, to run this class, should be applauded. To spend their time exciting our children about ideas, for such little compensation, is noble and praiseworthy!
2017 Workshops:
Problem 1: Where am I, exactly? You will use Mathematics to find where you are! You'll find some nearby geocaches too.

Problem 2: How do flowers know how to grow? You will learn about the pattern that flowers follow when they grow and you’ll create geometric art!

Problem 3: How do we put large objects into Space? You will learn about how origami folds have enabled us to send large objects into Space!

Problem 4: How do machines send messages? You will learn how to use binary, the code that is used by computers to send messages.
