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Maths Week 2013 Conference
NZAMT

Ernest Duncan

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The Ernest Duncan Award for Teaching Mathematics

The New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) is pleased to call for applications for this award, in accordance with the Trust Deed. The awards are of monetary value and available to teachers at any New Zealand school within the meaning of the Education Act. The awards are made in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the classroom teaching of mathematics. The general (but not exclusive) criteria for selection are:

  1.  an effective sequence or resource for teaching mathematics in primary or secondary school classes;
  2.  a device for teaching some aspects of mathematics;
  3.  a television, video, audio-visual or other communication programme on or for teaching mathematics;
  4.  a paper proposing or examining a method of teaching mathematics.


Applicants must indicate their contribution to the classroom teaching for mathematics and provide evidence of fulfilling the criteria.  All nominations and applications must be with NZAMT by Friday October 3rd, Note: Resource material may be displayed at the NZAMT Conference.

The Award is advertised nationally with entries being judged by a subcommittee of the NZAMT National Executive. The amount awarded to prize-winners varies as to the quality of the work; however awards in excess of $1000 are not uncommon.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:02 Read more...
 

Tournament for the Mathematics without Borders Cup

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Tournament for the Mathematics without Borders Cup

Maths NZTwo organizations - The Innovation Center from Kazakhstan and The Papyrus Association from Bulgaria organize mathematics competitions for
8 to 14-year old students. 3,811 students from 10 countries (Armenia, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan), located on three continents (Europe, Asia and America) took part in the first round of the tournament. (Appendix 1)

We would like to invite students from your country to participate in the second round of the tournament. Please disseminate this letter to anyone

that might be interested.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:20 Read more...
 

Annual Statistics Teachers' Day

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Statistics!Resources from the annual joint Auckland Mathematics Association and Statistics Department (University of Auckland) Statistics Teachers' Day are available at the following links:

New resources added

  • Fun and Practical Ideas for Level 2 and 3 Experiments - Michael Shadbolt (2.10, 3.11) Michael Shadbolt of Otumoetai College presentation at the 2013 joint Auckland Mathematics Association and Department of Statistics Teachers’ day. Michael shares a whole lot of ideas for teaching experiments that can be done in the classroom. He also looks at ways of managing assessment and adding ‘awesomesauce’ to this fascinating topic! L2 and L3 Experiments L2_3
  • Margin of Error: Clarifying the rules of Thumb (3.12) Dru Rose of Westlake Girls High School presents  at the 2013 joint Auckland Mathematics Association and Department of Statistics (University of Auckland) Statistics Teachers’ day. Dru’s workshop helps to clarify the rules of thumb for teachers and look at students activities to help students decide when to use each rule in evaluating statistical reports in
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014 10:51 Read more...
 

Level 1 standards for 2014

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NZQANZQA has reviewed the Level 1 standards for 2014 and now some are version 2 and some are version 3. The wording has also changed in some standards.

Check them out here:


Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:59 Read more...
 

Statistics Teachers' Day Resources

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Statistics Teachers' Day ResourcesThe annual joint Auckland Mathematics Association and Statistics Department (University of Auckland) Statistics Teachers' Day was held recently.

The day was jam-packed with excellent presentations from creative and altruistic teachers from around the upper North Island involving exciting explorations of probability and statistics.

Here are some great resources that you may want to look through:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:55 Read more...
 


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