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Maths Week 2013 Conference

2013 Beven Werry Speaker - Dillon Mayhew

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Dillon Dillan Mayherstudied mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University, and received his PhD in 2005. He works mainly in an area of mathematics called matroid theory. Matroids are abstract mathematical objects that can be though of as geometries with only a finite number of points.

He has been interested in mathematical outreach activities since 2007, when, in conjunction with Ian Smith of the Wellington Mathematics Association, he ran a series of sessions for high-school students from around the Wellington region. This series has now evolved into regular school visits. Topics discussed in recent years include knot theory, combinatorial games, and the law of large numbers.

Aside from mathematics, Dillon is interested in music. His first degree was in orchestral performance, and he still plays in Wellington orchestras from time to time.

Contact Dillon here for information on him speaking at your venue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 07:33

Facebook Page for NZAMT

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Facebook NZAMTJoin our Facebook Page today and help spread the word about exciting events in the world of of Mathematics! Share feedback, resources, ideas, pictures, videos, and information with the NZAMT Community toady.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 09:00

Writing Camp

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NZAMT is inviting expressions of interest to attend the January Writing Camp from Monday the 13th to Thursday the 16th of January 2014 in Auckland.

These four days are superb Professional Development for teachers in that you follow the process of writing a task, modifying it to fit the standards, have it peer reviewed and fit it to the NZAMT template for our secure website area. We will be working in the following groups.

  • Level one alternate maths programmes based around the numeracy standards
  • Level one achievement standards internals
  • Level two achievement standards internals
  • Level three Mathematics achievement standards internals
  • Level three Statistics achievement standards internals

Numbers are limited and experience in the areas of writing would be beneficial.  If interested please send your name, school and email details to by the 1st of November and we will be in further contact with you shortly.  If you can’t make it to the camp and would like to gift us resources or starter ideas that would be most appreciated.


Statistics 2013 Photo Contest

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Give it Your Best Shot!: Introducing the Statistics 2013 Photo Contest

On the heels of its successful Video Contest, the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) is launching a photo contest!

This new competition—appropriately called the Statistics2013 Photo Contest—is sponsored by the American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee.

The contest is for secondary-school students (grades/years 7-12) around the world. It launches this week and the deadline for entries is November 1. Winners will be announced on or about December 16. Click here for complete contest criteria.

The Statistics2013 Photo Contest is organized by continents (except Antarctica). This set-up will ensure winners are selected in each region of the world.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013 20:31

Evening for the Mathematics and Statistics Teachers

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The Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University "Mind the Gap: an evening for the Mathematics and Statistics Teachers and University Mathematics and Statistics Staff.

Date: Thursday 24th October 2013
Time: 3:30 - 8:00 PM
Venue: Ira Cunningham Lecture Theatre and Foyer (Veterinary Tower)

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Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013 20:24

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