Matific Award for Maths Technology (Practical)
The aim of the Matific Award for Maths Technology (Practical) is to recognise engaging use of technology in the classroom whilst teaching Maths K-6 (during their Professional Experience).
The Prize offers senior Maths Primary Educator students the opportunity to receive a cash grant to support their final year of studies. Usually one (1) new Recipient will be awarded the Prize each year.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the Prize, a candidate must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
- Be enrolled in one of the following courses with a Primary or K-12 major:
- Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours)
- Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
- Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Education in Primary Education
- Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies; and
- Must have completed their third or fourth year professional (primary school teaching) experience; and
- Include a submission highlighting how they have seen or used technology in the classroom to teach maths to primary school children
- The submission can be in the form of a video-blog, written blog post, social media post or a technology-based form of communication.
- Submissions should reference:
- A real example of how they have used technology and gamification
- How this has helped build confidence for students and/or teachers
- Recommendations and advice for integrating technology and gamification into primary school classrooms
As evidenced by the submission:
- Experience of using technology in the classroom to teach maths
- Understanding or insights into using technology for maths education
- Ideas on how to engage and inspire children with maths through the use of technology
- Use of technology, presentation of submission and clear communication of ideas