“The intention of the development band is to encourage teachers to offer broader, richer and more challenging mathematical experiences. Work from the development band should allow better students to investigate whole new topics which would not otherwise be studied and work at a higher conceptual level. Talented students should have their interest in mathematical ideas further stimulated and their understanding of the nature of mathematics deepened.”
finish work early and are looking for something to challenge them?
would benefit from doing extended individual inquiry activities
need to be extended / enriched to achieve their potential
you have difficulty in finding material to keep them motivated
Does your school:
need to collect further evidence towards the NEGS and NAGS
wish to move into a more student inquiry based teaching and learning programme
plan to encompass the STEM philosophy
Then NZAMT may have the answers to these for you.
Motivating Mathematical Minds using the Development Band material is a programme that can be modified to fit individual situations.
Check it out on the NZAMT website
Resources are available for purchase and certificates on completions are also available at a very reasonable cost. It is all done for you, you only need to photocopy the material or load it onto the student management system at your school once you have chosen which modules you wish to use.
Only two weeks left to get free access to the “Data to Insight” materials
If you have lost your senior classes this is an excellent time to exploit the PD opportunity provided by Chris Wild and Tracey Meek’s free online course “Data to Insight” and get up to speed with the content and thinking behind the new statistics curriculum.
There are large numbers of New Zealand maths and stats teachers already taking the course including most of the educational leaders. There are even quite a number of maths and stats departments doing the course together as a shared learning and departmental-upskilling experience. It is hard to think of a better way to learn than with your own built-in support group of colleagues.
Information concerning the NZMOC International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp, to be held in Auckland between the 11th and 17th of January 2015. Only students who attend this camp are eligible for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), to be held in Thailand in July 2015.
Camp Selection Problems 2014 | Instructions in downloadable PDF form
For more information concerning the Mathematical Olympiad contact Alan Parris
Maths Week Resources are now available for use in classrooms. These can be purchased individually for $30 each or buy all 3 for $75 or all 4 for $99. Send the money to NZAMT and once the money is received you will be sent the resources access code electronically.
Daily Dollar package. The most popular activity used in Mathsweek. It comprises of 5 pdfs for 875 questions on 387 pages covering 5 Levels from the last 7 years 2006 – 2012
Survivor Series package. 175 days worth of questions on 585 pages covering 5 levels over 7 years 2006 – 2012
Amazing Race package. 15 races with 175 tasks covering 7 years 2006 – 2013.
This report documents the findings of ERO’s 2013 evaluation of how well 40 secondary schools analysed and responded to their NCEA data.
From the report:
"ERO visited 40 secondary schools in 2013 and investigated how well they analysed and responded to their NCEA data. ERO looked for evidence that schools had identified student achievement issues and developed initiatives that improved learning. Although a range of achievement data was considered, the focus for this work was schools’ investigation of NCEA Level 2......"
New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad Student Association (NZMOSA), a student initiative started at the beginning of this year with the aim of fostering passion and interest for mathematical thinking, processes and creativity, which are represented in a branch of high school mathematics known as the Mathematical Olympiad.
Starting on July 29, 2014, we would like to launch a nationwide mathematical competition, named the New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad (NZMO). We plan this to be as follows:
90 minutes in duration
Supervised under exam conditions
Three divisions (Junior for Years 7 and 8, Intermediate for Years 9 to 11, and Senior for Years 12 and 13), each with its own question paper
6 questions for each question paper, with a total 60 marks (clear working will be expected in student answers)