Resources from recent Teacher Only Days / Jumbo days

As many teachers were unable to attend Jumbo Days during the last round of Teacher Only Days, NZAMT has created some resources which may help give you more information on the proposed new Level 1 Achievement Standards and how they will work.

Thanks must go to Liz Sneddon for the work she has put in to the preparation of information which she freely shares with NZ teachers.

Her website with videos and useful links discuss numeracy, and the statistics internal and external assessment

Francis Leslie-Ellis has created a video which helps explain the AS1.2 internal standard and also a video which helps explain the AS1.4 external standard.

He has also created a padlet page which will sort of form a Q and A where you can post questions or comment on questions already there.

We don't have all the answers but will try and help where we can.

Maths Craft Virtual Workshop

Are you a head of maths at your school? Do you want a structured way to help your teachers engage their students in mathematical problem-solving, while also supporting success in tests and examinations?

Come to this workshop to learn how to help your teachers give their students the best possible chance of success at solving mathematical problems!

Space is limited - register now to secure your place!

Date: Mon 25 August & Fri 19 November

Times: 12:00pm - 6:00pm (NZ time), Price: $40

Results of our survey regarding the proposed Level 2 and 3 subjects

Mathsweek 2021

Maths Week is a major event that is held each year, having been first held in 1998. Sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers, a number of resources are written and made available to teachers and students in Years 1 – 11.

The aims of Maths Week are:

  • to encourage students’ interest in mathematics and statistics

  • to give teachers resources that they can use in the classroom, particularly material that requires some research and which may not be readily available to them, or that can be used electronically in class

  • to show the pleasure that mathematics can provide and some of the everyday places where mathematics and statistics can be used

  • to give teachers material that can provide extension.

Maths Week 2021 will be held between Monday 9 August and Friday 13 August.

Presently, schools are preparing for 2021. Schools may wish to include Maths Week in their planning.

NZAMT17 National Mathematics and Statistics Conference

The first registration fee schedules have been released:

NZAMT Members Early bird Registration Cost = $350 for the 3 day conference + $75 for the conference dinner/dance.

Early bird applies until 9th July.

Registration for the conference is here.

Check the link to the website to keep up to date

Women's Leadership Scholarships Available

Scholarships are currently available through Women & Leadership New Zealand to support the development of women leaders across New Zealand’s education sector.

Scholarships of between $1000 and $5000 will support participation in one of three leadership development courses designed for emerging through to senior leaders.

Expressions of interest close on 30 June. Find out more and register your interest at

OMG! Oceania MathsJam Gathering is back

Oceania MathsJam Gathering (OMG for short) is an annual weekend get-together for like-minded maths enthusiasts to discuss interests, share maths puzzles, games, insights, ideas, network and generally have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. We welcome all abilities and backgrounds, regular MathsJam attendees, teachers, recreational puzzlers, and professionals. In short, anyone who enjoys maths! It’s also a good professional development opportunity for teachers.

At the gathering, attendees are invited to give an informal 5 minute talk about an area of interest. These are given in scheduled blocks over the weekend, interspersed with activities, and opportunities to share (maths, crafts, hobbies, games, curios areas of interest) in a more social setting. The gathering also features a keynote talk. Check out the programme for OMG21, or see our archives from the 2019 OMG to get an idea of what we get up to.

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Register for OMG21 by 31st May to get early bird discount!

The Ernest Duncan Award for Teaching Mathematics

Applications for the Ernest Duncan Awards for 2021 are open.

These are a monetary award based on the criteria listed below:

Time Series Advice with COVID19 Issues in Datasets

This document, released by the NZSA Educational Committee, aims to guide teachers about what to do when time series are dusrupted by events that go outside the assumptions that our analysis is based on. A conclusion is that disrupted series are good for learning and statistical thinking, but are not good for assessment. Teachers, when assessing, need to avoid them.

Visit this link for more information

Jim Campbell Award 2021

This is now live and all information can be found here.

NZMS Colloquium 2020

Check out the flyer for the event here

Or visit the website

AAMT Newsletter

Follow this link to view

Term 4, 2020 Mathematics and Statistics Network of Expertise Newsletter

2020 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Award Nominations

The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize nominations are open.

Due in by 9 October - details here

Michelle Dalrymple 2019 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Award Winner!

Congratulations to Michelle Dalrymple on this amazing pirze. Michelle is the first Mathematics and Statistics Teacher to win this award

More details here

2020 NZMO Round 1 Problems Released!

Got students looking for a challenge? Look no further. See the link below for more details

Problems here

Kinetic Kiwi Competition

The KineticKiwi competition is a platform for you to explore and showcase your passion for learning by creating a video about a science, mathematics, technology or social science topic you’ve learnt about at school.

You can decide what you want to make; maybe you want to show everyone how that enzymes topic isn’t as difficult as they think it is, or perhaps you have some tips that make kinematics problems less scary —any of your contributions can help others!

Another Useful Website for Digital Maths Tools

Networks of Expertise Website

The Networks of Expertise website has recently been launched. This is a site that will be a hub of information including regional news, contacts.

Also, it is a hub of support around COVID-19 and moving to online teaching and learning.

Follow the link here

Problem Challenge - for Years 7 and 8

Problem Challenge is a mathematics problem solving competition aimed primarily at children in years 7 and 8. It is organised by John Curran and John Shanks, retired members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Otago, with extensive secretarial help from Leanne Kirk, also of that Department.

Follow this link for more information:

All five sets are held on Thursdays. The dates for 2020 are as follows:

Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Final Challenge 30 April 28 May 25 June 23 July 20 August 22 October

Online Learning Webinar

Follow this link to see a webinar on Moving Teaching Online. This was put together by the Canterbury Mathematics Association in conjunction with Think elearning due to the COVID-19 situation many schools are currenty faced with.

Senior Mathematics Competition

We are very sorry to announce that the 2020 Senior Mathematics Competition has been cancelled at this stage. Given the current situation globally, we feel that this competition cannot take place. We will be back up and running for this in 2021.

Review of Achievement Standards (RAS) – Provisional NCEA Level 1 Subject List

The Government has now confirmed the final NCEA change package which will strengthen our national qualification; address over-assessment and fragmented learning; promote culturally responsive teaching and learning; and improve ...

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RNZAF School to Skies

Are you or do you know a Year 13 female who has an interest in maths and science? New Zealand needs more women in the aviation industry as Engineers, Technicians, Pilots and more! There are more choices than you probably realise.

Could aviation be the perfect future for you?

Click here to find more information

Factorise This!

Check out this link for a new method of factorising Quadratics

2019 Bevan Werry Speaker Announced

Congratulations to Jasmine Hall for being selected as the 2019 Bevan Werry speaker at the NZAMT16 Maths Conference.

Jasmine is a PhD student at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University.

She will be available to regions to do presentations and support mathematics teachers and students.