Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Excellence in Mathematics




Michael Evans of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute speaks to ‘Today’s Schools’ about ICE-EM, a series of textbooks for school years 5 – 10 that matches the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics.

The International Centre of Excellence for Education in Mathematics (ICE-EM) is managed by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, a consortium of 27 university mathematics departments, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Mathematics Trust.  ICE-EM was set up to strengthen education in the mathematical sciences at all levels - from school to advanced research and contemporary applications in industry and commerce. ICE-EM is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Science and Training.

The original ICE-EM Mathematics series has been rewritten and developed for the Australian  Curriculum for Mathematics, while retaining the structure and approach of the original titles.