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Maths Week 2018

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Maths Week 2018 is coming this year!           

It starts on Monday August 13th and finishes Friday August 17th.

For Year 1 through to Year 11 students

297,258 students from more than 2000 schools and 4882 teachers were registered last year!

Maths Week uses topics of interest and relevant to your student’s lives


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Register now go to

All teachers who register will get a copy of the

answers and helpful notes for themselves before Maths Week

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This year the Challenge topics include:                                                   

Survivor Series class teaching tasks

The Golden Ratio

The latest (2018) largest Prime Number

Artificial intelligence and Smart phones

The L.O.P. code

Reading Timetables

Noughts and Crosses

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Maths Millionaire  --  Completely interactive games at four Levels

Junior-Junior for Year 1 to Year 4 pupils

Junior for Year 5 to Year 8 students

Senior for Year 8 to Year 11 students

Family for all family members to enjoy at home

The Maths Chase

The very popular Chase Game from T.V. adapted for the Maths Classroom

Two levels Junior and Senior. New each day!

The Indices Cycle Race!

A great way of introducing and revising index problems with classes

Students like it!

Daily Dollar questions

Latest Maths movies

Maths stamps

Fraction problem from Coronation Street

Famous mathematicians

Prime problems


Telephone codes

Maths Week Super Challenge!

This was new last year and is a real challenge for the best of the best!

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The popular Games Section has been updated and improved

The Challenges and Games are interactive and contain much useful mathematics for students


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Register now go to

All teachers who register will get a copy of the

answers and helpful notes for themselves before Maths Week

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Teachers need to register themselves and their students early!

Maths Week is free for all New Zealand schools.

It is part sponsored by:

The New Zealand Ministry of Education, Casio Calculators,
and the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers

Upcoming Royal Society Te Apārangi National Lecture Series

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Two upcoming National lecture series: Digital breaths: The benefits of bioengineering presented by Professor Merryn Tawhai from the University of Auckland and Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants presented by Professor Philip Hulme from Lincoln University.

Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants

Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central - register for Palmerston North
7:30pm Wednesday 9 May

Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre LTH1 - register for Napier
6pm Thursday 10 May

Christchurch | University of Canterbury, C2 Central Lecture Theatres - register for Christchurch
6:30pm Wednesday 16 May

Wellington | Royal Society Te Apārangi, Aronui Lecture Theatre - register for Wellington
6:30pm Wednesday 23 May

Nelson | Nelson Elim Christian Centre - register for Nelson
7:30pm Tuesday 5 June

Digital breaths: The benefits of bioengineering

Rotorua | Scion, Rimu Conference Room - register for Rotorua
6pm Tuesday 17 April

Hamilton | Waikato Museum, Lecture Theatre - register for Hamilton
5:30pm Wednesday 18 April

Auckland | Auckland Museum, Auditorium - register for Auckland 
6pm Tuesday 24 April
$10 General admission, $5 Members and Friends

Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central - register for Palmerston North
7:30pm Tuesday 19 June

Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre LTH1 - register for Napier
6pm Wednesday 20 June

Wellington | Royal Society Te Apārangi, Aronui Lecture Theatre - register for Wellington
12:15pm Thursday 21 June

Nelson | Nelson Elim Christian Centre - register for Nelson
7:30pm Tuesday 26 June

Christchurch | University of Otago Christchurch, Rolleston Lecture Theatre - register for Christchurch
6:30pm Wednesday 27 June

Dunedin | Otago Museum, Hutton Theatre - register for Dunedin
5:30pm Thursday 28 June

Wanaka | Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Centre - register for Wanaka 
6pm Friday 29 June
$5 door charge

The Facebook event pages can be found here:

Alan Parris, NZAMT Life Member

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Alan Parris, NZAMT Life Member, sadly passed away on Saturday 21 April 2018.

Alan played a huge part in the make up of NZAMT. He was on the executive for 25 years, was a Past President and played many other roles integral to the work NZAMT does. He was a Maths teacher for over 40 years and served the Mathematics Education society in many ways. He was also a huge lover of billiards and classic cars. He made a huge difference in so many lives not only in education, for he truly was about helping people in whatever way he could.

Alan Parris Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan Parris Linwood College Article

Alan Parris Member of the Order of New Zealand for Services to Maths Education

Alan will be sorely missed in his region of Canterbury, but also nationally and internationally. NZAMT wish to send their condolences to Liz and all of Alan's family on behalf of all members.

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Alan Rodney Parris (MNZM)

FINAL CALL: Women's Leadership Scholarships


Women currently working in the education sector have a final opportunity to register their intereset ina scholarship worth up to $8000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.

Funding must be apportioned by early May and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 5pm on 27 April.