Making and Breaking Conjectures


What might the process of mathematical thought, when distilled, look like?

Enter making and breaking conjectures, where play meets rigour!

Join us as we explore fascinating maths, form observations, use evidence to prove or disprove ideas and build on existing conjectures to delve deep into compelling problems.


In this 2.5 hour session, you will:

Explore powerful tasks that can be used with all students
Get new insights and see maths in new ways
Join like-minded educators in a welcoming environment
Discuss classroom practice and mathematical ideas.

Plus, you will receive:

  • Resources for the classroom
  • A session recording
  • A certificate of completion
Mabel Chen

Mabel is an enthusiastic maths pedagogy nerd by hobby and by trade. She currently works as a Data Analyst for the Victorian Department of Education, and also consults to schools and other organisations as a Maths Learning Specialist. Mabel is extremely passionate about spreading her love and joy of mathematics and using that to fight against the all too common fear and apprehension (i.e. maths anxiety).

Mabel will inspire you to love maths again.

Hayden Tronnolone

Hayden is a lecturer in mathematical sciences (teaching specialist) at Flinders University in Adelaide. As a teaching specialist, his students come from a diversity of backgrounds, including those returning to maths after time away, up to masters students. Hayden's teaching aims to show students the human side of mathematics, and he seeks to make mathematics accessible and welcoming for all. He has a particular interest in applied problems but also believes in showing students the beauty in mathematics.

Hayden will inspire you to appreciate maths in new ways.

Michaela Epstein

After searching for ways to make professional learning more collaborative and meaningful, Michaela founded Maths Teacher Circles in 2020. In her work, Michaela seeks to help primary and secondary teachers reignite their own curiosity for mathematics and develop strategies that will enable all students to become confident mathematical thinkers.

Michaela's aim is to make every Maths Teacher Circles session an incredible experience that will leave teachers excited about teaching maths again.

Michaela will inspire you to be mathematically curious.

“It’s the best thing I’ve done professionally this year!”
Maths Leader
“It’s an amazing, safe space.”
Primary teacher and numeracy specialist
“The mix of primary and secondary teachers gives me valuable new perspectives.”
Secondary Teacher
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