The Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) is offering an exciting short course extension program for students in years 5 to 7, who have a keen interest in maths.

The Primary Mathematics Extension Group (PMEG) program will be delivered through two after-school sessions and a final session during school hours where participants join our Research Project Expo.

Theme: Numbers in Nature

In the park, through a microscope, or in the mirror, patterns surround us in nature. They form the spiral of a pine cone, symmetry of a leaf and ocean waves.
Participants will be guided by our staff and students to develop an inquiry question and present their learning on a digital poster. Teachers, students, and parents will receive packs of useful resources.

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Program Overview:

Session 1:

ASMS staff and students will present our theme, Numbers in Nature. Students learn how maths is present all aspects of our lives, and how to design a poster that conveys mathematical concepts. Explorations may extend to the Golden Ratio (Fibonacci Sequence), Mandelbrot Sets, Symmetry, Geometry, Statistics, Modelling and beyond.

Session 2:

ASMS staff and students will work with participants on the development of their poster. Teachers and parents will gain insight into how student agency in problem-based learning can extend students understanding of mathematics.

Session 3:

Participants showcase their work, celebrate their achievements, and receive their certificate during our ASMS Research Project Expo week.


*Individual students not associated with a school must register with a Parent/Caregiver.

  • Primary Mathematics Extension Group Session 1
     September 10, 2020
     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Primary Mathematics Extension Group Session 2
     October 29, 2020
     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Primary Mathematics Extension Group Session 3
     November 19, 2020
     2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Australian Science and Mathematics School, Carpark 18, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, 5042, Australia


ASMS Professional Learning services is made available to Department for Education schools at no charge. Independent schools may incur a charge for these services.

The ASMS is located adjacent Carpark 18 of the Sturt Precinct of Flinders University Bedford Park Campus. See Map of Flinders University

Cashless paid parking is available at Flinders University between 9am and 5pm. Short term 2 hour parking is available in Carpark 13 using a credit/debit card using parking machine located in the carpark and day parking in Carpark 18, 16, 20 and 14 by using the CellOPark App only.

The ASMS is accessible by public transport, please check the Adelaide Metro website for timetable and route information.