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Developing a Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics Unit 3 Application Task

This seminar is right for you if: You are a VCE Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics Teacher.


ISV Seminar Room 


Independent Schools Victoria40 Rosslyn StreetWest Melbourne VIC 3003 


Friday, 22 November 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 


$295 – Member Schools Price (excl. GST)

$420 – Standard Price (excl. GST)


5, 6, 7 


Program Description: 

This one-day seminar will focus on developing the Application Task for Unit 3 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. The mathematics study design (2016-2020) requires a creative approach to developing SAC material that allows for exploration of a context in more detail and includes greater student agency. 

Learning Outcomes: 

The day will include an overview of key ideas in developing a task, starting points and an examination of assessment models. 

Presenter Information – Dr David Leigh-Lancaster 

Dr David Leigh-Lancaster is the Mathematics Curriculum Manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and an experienced former mathematics teacher and head of faculty. He has been extensively involved in curriculum and resource review and development, teacher professional learning, examinations and school-based assessment. David has longstanding interests in mathematical logic and model theory, the foundations, history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education, the nature of mathematical inquiry, curriculum design and teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics. David’s work involves connecting policy, research and practice, as well as engagement with stakeholders and other interested parties in academia, business, government and the broader community. 

Presenter Information – Deb Carmichael 

Deb Carmichael has taught mathematics for over 25 years across all secondary year levels and in a variety of contexts. She has held Head of Department roles and Senior Executive roles. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her use her experience, ideas, understanding of current research and passion for mathematics teaching to engage and work with fellow educators.