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Maths Week 2013 Conference

Numeracy Unit Standards

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NZQA has recently published the following resources and revised forms for the Numeracy unit standards:

  • Annotated exemplars for standard 26626 version 2
  • Assessed Work cover sheets for standards 26623 version 2, 26626 version 2, and 26627 version 2
  • Observation sheet for standard 26627 version 2

These are available on the Literacy and Numeracy subject page of the NZQA website (


Please note that version 2 of these standards was published earlier this year.  The last date for assessment against version 1 is 31 December 2014.


Dillon Mayhew

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Dillon Mayhew 2013 NZAMT Beven Werry speaker is pictured here instructing students through a series of challenges. 

More information on Dillon can be found here .

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 14:09


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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)
  • Prizes: certificates, medals, badges, other prizes (e.g. books, shirts, Rubik‚Äôs cubes)
  • Exam booklets posted out independently to schools; schools post student exam scripts back to the marked address in provided postage paid bags.

More specific details can be found on this page:, and exact instructions for schools and supervisors will be distributed several weeks before the date of the competition.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 14:12

Maths Week 2014

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Maths Week continues again this year.

It is being held from Monday August 11th until Friday August 15th.

Last year there were over 91 000 students registered throughout New Zealand.

This year we are confident there will be more!

Maths Week is written for all students from Year 1 through to Year 11.

The Challenge Section will have the popular Daily Dollar Questions and the Survivor Series Challenges for all Levels of students.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 13:55

New Secure Resources - June 16 2014

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Have a look through these new resources:

0104 Farming 2014 -  Numeracy /Themed Topics

0119 Amusement Park 2014 -  Numeracy /Themed Topics

0105 Rubbish and Recycling 2014  Numeracy /Themed Topics

0112 Renovating The Marae 2014 - Numeracy /Themed Topics

0107 Sports Day 2013 - Numeracy /Themed Topics

0115 A Day Out 2014 - Numeracy /Themed Topics

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 15:09

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