Moreton Bay College has been recognised with Gold membership of the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT).

Moreton Bay College has recently been acknowledged for their continued contributions to Mathematics enrichment with Gold membership from the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT), joining a statewide network of other like-minded schools challenging students to grow their problem solving skills.

Moreton Bay College located in Brisbane inspires its students to be the best they can be. Their focus is on preparing students for tomorrow’s world by offering a varied and relevant curriculum and an enviable breadth of competition opportunities in the field of STEAM. Moreton Bay College annually offers a minimum of 7 competitions including the APSMO Maths Olympiad, AMT Maths Challenge, AMOC pre-Olympiad, UQ QAMT Problem Solving Competition, AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition), QAMT Years 7/8 Maths Quiz and the Mathematics Teams Challenge.

Gold membership recognises Moreton Bay College with its continued involvement with these competitions and hosting the annual Mathematics Team Challenge for local cluster schools since 2002. It recognises that Moreton Bay College teacher Rodney Anderson is Vice-President of the QAMT committee and has presented at State, National and International Conferences, online webinars and is the author of articles in QAMT journals. Rodney has also recently been recognised with life membership for over 35 years of dedication to the QAMT. Rodney is passionate about learning new approaches to teaching mathematics and using technology to enhance learning.

Moreton Bay College celebrates a passion for Mathematics each year with a Year 10 Mathematics Enrichment Day and a visit to QUT for workshops and the Cube. In 2024, our teachers are excited to welcome Guest Speaker Jayishni Maharaj, from Griffith University and 2023 Queensland Women in STEM Prize winner to speak to students about the limitless possibilities of studying Mathematics. Jayishni is a researcher who is using digital foot models to pave the future for precision healthcare, and a co-founder of the Biomechanics Research Innovation Challenge, a project that aims to increase the participation of girls in STEM subjects. One of the workshops at this event, will be given by Emerald Gaydon, past MBC student and winner of a 2024 Rhodes Scholarship.

Jennifer Johnstone, HOD Mathematics at Moreton Bay College, commented on the Gold Accreditation:

“At Moreton Bay College we love to challenge our students to problem solve and investigate the language of Mathematics which underpins a variety of subjects and real-life applications. Studying Mathematics creates mental discipline, increases logical reasoning, teaches students to use evidence to analyse data, evaluate their results by considering the assumptions, strengths, limitations and reasonableness of their solutions. We are really proud of our long term association with QAMT and Rodney’s contributions to the Mathematics Education of teachers globally”.