About Us

The AustMS Standing Committee on Mathematics Education maintains a ‘watching brief’ on matters in mathematics education relevant to the Society. This encompasses mathematics in education in:

  • universities and TAFE
  • education of mathematics teachers
  • various Australian school systems
  • the wider area of mathematics in society.

The Terms of Reference (updated 21 April 2017) for the Standing Committee are here.


  • Chair and Vice-President (Education): Chris Tisdell, UNSW
  • AustMS PD Unit Coordinator: Katherine Seaton, La Trobe University
  • State and Territory Representatives:
  • Representative from the AMSI Education Advisory Committee: Amie Albrecht (University of South Australia)
  • Webmaster: Amie Albrecht

Teaching Excellence Awards

To encourage excellence in mathematics teaching in higher education, the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) has established the annual Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career). See this page for more information.

Teaching and Learning Development Opportunities and Support

Resources for Online Teaching

The Standing Committee has compiled a list of resources that are useful in preparing online courses. These resources might help as we continue to adapt to new learning environments brought about by COVID-19.

If you have additions sites/resources you have found useful please let us know (dmd@maths.uq.edu.au”) and we will include them.

Online Professional Development Unit

The Standing Committee coordinates the online professional development unit Effective Teaching, Effective Learning in the Quantitative Disciplines. The unit was developed under an ALTC grant, by a project team of mathematicians, and is now in its seventh year.

The unit is available free to AustMS and reciprocal members. The modules are available for all to view. The unit is suitable both for tutors and lecturers. By formally enrolling and completing three assessment tasks, participants can receive a certificate of completion. Some participants have negotiated with their home institution to count this towards required teaching-and-learning training.

For more information, visit the unit website: Professional Development Unit

AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

The AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series is a nation-wide seminar series featuring talks and discussions about any matters related to the teaching of the mathematical sciences in universities. The seminars are held online using Zoom videoconferencing software, allowing broad access by Australian academics.

For more information, visit the website: https://austms.org.au/mathematics-education/teaching-seminar-series/ 

Relevant Maths Education Publications

  • See the Publications in Maths Education page.
  • We are curating a list of relevant maths education papers with authors at institutions in Australia and New Zealand.