This week marks Education Week in Victoria (May 17-23) and this year’s theme has been named “Crack the Code with Maths”, something we can definitely see the value in!
While several different events are happening around the state, we’re paying attention to a few select offerings occurring throughout the city that look particularly interesting.
Maths in the Movies – ACMI
Presented in partnership with the Victorian Government, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is presenting a free program that includes short clips and an interactive talk which explores the links between maths and the moving image.
Drawing on the maths behind frame rates and animation software, the discussion highlights how maths is incorporated into multiple stages of the moving image production process.
Students are also encouraged to draw conclusions about the inaccurate representations of maths in film. From the mathematicians in science fiction films to the keyboard mashing computer hackers in crime shows, students will begin to question the representation of maths on screen.
More information can be viewed through the ACMI website.
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School Days: Education in Victoria – Old Treasury Building Museum
This free exhibition explores the history of education in Victoria and features photos, videos, textbooks and memorabilia of Victorian schools from the late 1800s to the present day.
Having opened in March, the exhibition runs until September 2015.
More information can be viewed through the Old Treasury Building website.
The Great Victorian Coding Challenge
With registrations having 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. 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:
To see more events happening around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria view this calendar of events.