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Maths Week 2013 Conference

Single Item Assessments and Internal Assessments

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Single Item Assessments and Internal Assessments with the realigned Achievement Standards.

There has been much debate about the writing and moderation of Internal Assessments under the new realigned Achievement Standards in Maths this year. The Ministry and NZQA are meeting to discuss this and NZAMT want to have its collective say.

We need to be able to submit the views of Mathematics teachers, advisors and moderators.

This survey will help us collect your opinions and viewpoints. Please click on the link below and complete the short survey before this coming Friday.

Survey Monkey

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 21:51

Massey HOD Survey

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"In 2010 a Massey research team conducted a national survey of prospective mathematics across eight Initial Teacher Education institutions. Some of the main findings of this survey can be found in the publication detailed in the attached information sheet. Following on from this survey we have designed a survey seeking mathematics HODs' appraisal of the cohort as they move into Year 1 of their teaching career.

Your email address has been provided by NZAMT who have endorsed this research. We are inviting all HoDs who have a Year I (PRT) mathematics teacher in their department to take 15 minutes to complete the on-line survey (mostly tick boxes). Data on this cohort will provide a national snapshot of HODs' satisfaction with teacher preparation programmes, views on recruitment issues, and expectations re the trajectory of professional development and learning needs of beginning teachers.

The short on-line questionnaire seeks your views on:

• recruitment of newly qualified teachers,

• preparedness on graduation (and thoughts about the role of ITE),

• their progress during the year,

• and expectations for retention.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 22:56


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ROYAL SOCIETY OF NZ - Have you thought about applying for a teacher fellowship in maths but have no idea where to start? Click on the following documents and take the first step to a 2012 fellowship in an area of interest to you and your future students

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John Auty

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 November 2011 21:28


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GIFTED AND TALENTED resources:tiki

TKI -  Visit the resources for schools and teachers, students and parents. They are in the process of adding more resources to this website. One of the sections is the Teacher Resource Exchange and at the moment it has very little in it and nothing for mathematics. so this is a request to those of you who have developed activities for Gifted and Talented students in mathematics and statistics and are prepared to share to please look at either posting directly onto the web page

A learning area page for mathematics and statistics is being built , at the moment it hasn't been done, this is in the pipeline, but if you know of any good websites that you might use for gifted and talented with a maths or stats focus Contact Pip Arnold at so she can get them into this communal space for us all to share.

NZMaths also has a section for high achieving students

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:41

Stats Day Calc Day

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Stats Day is 23 November - Maths / Calc Day 5 December

From the AMA Website:

The annual Statistics Teachers Day will be held on Wednesday, 23 November 2011, at the Tamaki Innovation Campus of the University of Auckland, Morrin Rd, Glen Innes.

The major focus will be on one aspect in Curriculum Level 8: Make inferences from surveys and experiments to assess the strength of evidence. There will be workshops on bootstrapping (a resampling technique) and randomisation......

Click here for more information


Maths/Calc day is 5 December with John Mason as the key note speaker. Watch the Auckland Maths Association page for more information.


Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:23

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