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MESIG: Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group

Friday, 11th December, 2020

8:45 am - 4:00 pm (TBC)

Venue: online using Zoom

Theme: "Exploring the new educational/mathematical spaces that we create with software tools"



You can register on this Google Form.

Special year

This workshop is part of CARMA's Special Year on Mathematical Communication.

About the workshop

MESIG (Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group) grew out of a suggestion from the late, wonderful, Leon Poladian: Leon was interested in us developing a community of practice around software tools for teaching mathematics. The first MESIG annual meeting was held at the CARMA centre at the University of Newcastle, in 2015, organised by Judy-anne Osborn and Matt Skerritt. Workshops have been held in different locations across the country every year since. Each year at the workshop, we decide where the next one will be held. MESIG provides a forum for discussion of the interaction between our teaching goals and the software tools available to us. This topic has become all the more pertinent in present times. In 2020 MESIG will run online for the first time, hosted from the University of Newcastle. We look forward to welcoming new participants. Previous MESIG meetings are listed on the MESIG page.

The year MESIG will include a special session on the AMSI ACE Program. Lecturers within the program are warmly invited to contribute talks about their experiences teaching in the program. These talks do not need to be very formal - this is a sharing of practice and experience of peers.


MESIG will be followed by FYIMaths Wednesday 16th December organised by Sharon Stephen (sharon.stephen@sydney.edu.au).

Keynote Talk


The workshop will be held at online using Zoom, details to follow.

Organising Committee

  • Judy-anne Osborn (Judy-anne.Osborn@newcastle.edu.au) — Chair
  • Jim Pettigrew (J.Pettigrew@westernsydney.edu.au)
  • Donald Shearman (D.Shearman@westernsydney.edu.au>)