Junior Resources are available.
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91267 Probability Practice Assessment B
NZQA July 2012 newsletter on the Mathematics and Statistics
It contains information on the COA docs, posing questions for 91035 and 91264 and also something on 91032.
Helpful NCEA Documents:
Quick synopsis: first is a letter from University of Auckland about which particular standards would be useful for students progressing on to study in various fields.
The second is a copy of the review done by NZQA into the external standards last year. Content is really important for schools wanting to know whether this years externals will look exactly like last years.
The third goes with this and is a compilation of errors that you should know about as you use last years externals as practice with your students this year.
|Letter to HOD'S||Review of 2011 NCEA Math Exam||2011 Errors|
NZQA Numeracy assessment workshops
Following the evaluation of the pilot Numeracy workshops we ran in April and May this year, we have scheduled further workshops.
NZQA is offering assessment workshops for Numeracy unit standards in a number of centres around New Zealand in terms three and four, 2012. These workshops are for secondary school teachers.
The first Auckland workshop is scheduled for Thursday 30th August. There are also workshops scheduled for Palmerston North, Nelson, Hamilton, Dunedin, Gisborne and a second session in Auckland.
These workshop relates to the Numeracy unit standards:
• 26623 – Use number to solve problems
• 26626 – Interpret statistical information for a purpose
• 26627 – Use measurement to solve problems
For more information and to register, please go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/events/assessment-and-moderation-workshops/
To The HOD Mathematics
The University of Auckland Mathematics and Statistics Departments and the Faculties of Engineering and Business and Economics have considered the Achievement Standards available at Level 3 for Calculus and Statistics and offer the following recommendations to help with the design of school programmes.
1. Students who are planning to study Engineering should take a calculus course that includes the following Calculus Achievement Standards:
• AS3.5 Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
• AS3.6 Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
• AS3.7 Apply integration methods in solving problems
Klein Project - aims to provide interesting mathematical works to secondary mathematics teachers via a blog site. These 'vignettes' are written by university mathematicians and link modern mathematics to real life applications, they cover a wide range of topics from stacking oranges to how Google works.
Maths Olympiad - 2012 Selection Problems and Registration Forms - due before 15th August
Term 3 Newsletter from the National Coordinators