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Education Week



Get involved, intrigued and inspired by maths during Education Week from 17-23 May 2015.

There are hundreds of rewarding maths-related careers and fascinating pathways.

Schools and early childhood programs are encouraged to explore maths with students and parents during Education Week using the activity ideas, promotional tools, teaching resources and helpful course and career links found on this site.

The Great Victorian Coding Challenge

Registrations for The Great Victorian Coding Challenge have now closed.
 
The challenge was a huge success with a total of 132 schools participating in the state-wide race to learn mathematical concepts and develop computer coding, problem solving and creative skills. It was a sampler of the new Digital Technologies curriculum, which will be implemented in all Victorian Government schools by 2017.

The Department would like to thank everyone who took part in The Great Victorian Coding Challenge.

The winning schools will be announced during Education Week, on Friday 22 May 2015. Teachers who registered for the challenge will receive Certificates of Participation to present to students during Education Week. For further enquires please contact Penny Rowe on 03 9651 3017 or email rowe.penelope.m@edumail.vic.gov.au.

The winning schools will receive a full-day excursion to maths and science centre Quantum Victoria. 

If you are interested in viewing some of the amazing designs by students, follow the links to each of the Challenge studios below:

Free maths activities for schools

The Education Week Calendar of Activities features maths-themed educational activities for school groups.

Museums, galleries, libraries, farms, performance groups and other community organisations with education programs are all part of this year’s fun. Places are limited and bookings essential. See: Calendar of Activities.

Specialist centres focus on maths and science

Thousands of students participate in excursions and outreach programs run by Victoria’s six Specialist Science and Mathematics Centres.

The centres provide students with access to high-quality specialist programs in mathematics and science, as well as professional learning programs for teachers.

For more information about the six centres and their education programs, see: 

Free exhibition for the general public

The ‘School Days: Education in Victoria’ exhibition explores the history of education in Victoria and features photos, videos, text books and memorabilia of Victorian schools from the late 1800s to present.

The exhibition is on at the Old Treasury Building Museum and runs from March until September 2015. For more information, see: School Days | Old Treasury Building.

For further information

Queries about Education Week may be emailed to: education.week@edumail.vic.gov.au.