Dr Priest's Maths Enrichment group introduced the Mayan Number System
Ms Kylie Booker, Director of Curriculum and Innovation
Every fortnight Dr Priest has been extending a group of talented Years 6 and 7 mathematicians. She facilitates challenging activities that make the students think creatively and divergently. Students who are bright at Mathematics are accustomed to quickly working towards the correct answer in familiar situations so it is important that the situations are unfamiliar, interesting and engaging. These students will work with Dr Priest for Semester One. This week the students were introduced to the Mayan numeral system which uses vigesimal (base-20) positional notation used in the ancient Mayan civilization to represent numbers.
Enrichment and Extension
Our philosophy at AISM is to enrich the curriculum and to provide opportunities which extend and challenge all students.
Please click on the link to see a summary of some of the enrichment and extension programs available at AISM.
Enrichment and extension opportunities at AISM are numerous, diverse and available at all Year levels from the Junior School through to the Middle and Senior School. We aim to offer something for everyone and believe that all students should have access to enrichment and extension activities.
We provide these opportunities through
- an extensive co-curricular programme of cultural, academic and sporting activities
- gifted and talented programmes
- outdoor education programmes (Year level camps and International Award)
- service learning programme
- leadership development
- participation in inter-school events and competitions
- support for digital literacy and independent eLearning
- school-wide activities such as Science Week, Languages Week, Book Week, Japan Day, International and Team Building Days
- Visiting authors, speakers and assembly and lunch-hour talks and presentations
- a global and international awareness and focus
- a multi-cultural school culture
These opportunities are additional to the differentiated learning programmes in timetabled classes which also provide enrichment and extension.
The culture of AISM is to develop confident young students who are motivated to achieve their potential and who leave school with a genuine love of learning and an enthusiasm to share their talents and abilities as global citizens.
Registration Open: 2017 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) for Students Years 2 to 12
Registrations are now open for the 2017 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) for students for Years 2 to 12.
ICAS provides the opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation. It provides the school and parents with comprehensive reporting results.
All registrations are now completed online through a Google form and payment will be processed via the school accounts. Parents can access past practice papers through our Library Resource Centre once they have registered for the assessments.
Please register your child/children through the google registration form below. Please note that registrations will then be forwarded to the Finance Department as the Entry Fee will be added to your school account. Kindly ensure all forms are submitted by Monday 13 March as we are unfortunately unable to consider late applications.
In addition further information is directly available from the EAA website: www.eaa.unsw.edu.au.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Kylie Booker via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Mathematics Competition Registrations Now Open for Years 3-12
The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) was introduced in Australia in 1978 as the first Australia-wide mathematics competition for students. It has become the largest single event on the Australian education calendar, allowing students to attempt the same tasks on the same day in over 30 countries around the globe. Please refer to parent letter for further information. Closing date 10 March.