AustMS Annual Meeting: Education Afternoon
The education afternoon takes place on Tuesday 1 October 2013. It is aimed at high school teachers, senior high school students and other interested members of the public. To participate please register here. Registration is free.
The event is hosted in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium at the University of Sydney.
Organiser and contact person for the education afternoon is David Easdown.
Program
Time  Activity  Presenter 

14:00–14:05  Welcome  
14:05–14:50  Mathematics to Map the World  Daniel Daners (University of Sydney) 
14:50–15:30  The Dark Side of the Cube  Burkard Polster (Monash University, Melbourne) 
15:30–15:50  Afternoon Tea  
15:50–16:30  Forum on Transition: student presentations, followed by questions from the audience  
16:30–17:10  The Mathematics of Planet Mars  Marty Ross (Freelance mathematician based in Melbourne) 
17:10–17:55  Pulp Fractions: Mathematics goes to the Movies  Burkard Polster & Marty Ross 
17:55–18:00  Close 
Patricipants are invited to stay for refreshments and the public lecture by Sommer Gentry starting 19:00 in the same venue.
Abstract of Talks
Mathematics to Map the WorldDaniel DanersEveryone has seen maps of the world, but not too many know how they are constructed, even though the modelling and the mathematics required only uses high school mathematics. In this talk we construct some familiar maps, and study their properties. In particular we focus on the Mercator map, the stereographic projection and some maps in between. We also show how simple transformations of the complex plane (Argand diagrams) allow to produce many useful maps. 

The Dark Side of the CubeBurkard PolsterThe cube is easy, right? It's the fundamental building block for our rightangled world, and most people are convinced that they know all there is to know about this simplest of 3D shapes. Nothing could be further from the truth! Come along and watch mathematical masterchef Burkard expertly slice and dice the cube. He'll fold it, explode it, reassemble it, turn it inside out and make it perform tricks you never imagined possible. It will all make for an amazing tour of the dark side of the cube. 

The Mathematics of Planet MarsMarty RossThis year we're all keenly celebrating The Maths of Planet Earth. But what about Mars? What mathematics might Martians get up to? Would it be like ours, or might Martian maths have its own particular flavour? In this presentation Marty will consider what might be truly universal about mathematics, and what might be very special to us Earthlings. 

Pulp Fractions: Mathematics goes to the MoviesBurkard Polster & Marty RossWe are in the business of mathematics, of calm and careful reasoning. But what happens when popular culture noses in? How are mathematicians and mathematics portrayed? Burkard and Marty have been collecting mathematical movies for over a decade and have written the definitive (and pretty much the only) book on the topic. Come and let them show you the best and the worst (mostly the worst) that Hollywood has to offer. 
Registration (for Education Afternoon only)
If you register for the conference as well, please use the full registration form. Report problems with registrations to austms2013@maths.usyd.edu.au.