2020 News Archives
The Countdown to MathsWeek 2020 is on
Maths Week 2020 is gearing up for its release date in August.
Head to the website now for updates and info
Networks of Expertise Website and others
The Networks of Expertise website has recently been launched. This is a site that will be a hub of information including regional news, contacts. It is also a hub of support around COVID-19 and moving to online teaching and learning. Follow the link here (no longer active)
Another useful website could be this one compiled by Marie Hirst on Digital Maths Manipulatives and Teaching 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Follow the link here (no longer active)
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 accessibility, the support available to teachers, and the information available to students and whānau.
They are asking all New Zealanders for feedback on a provisional subject list which will support Level 1 to become a broader, foundational qualification that allows students to keep their pathway options open, while Levels 2 and 3 promote opportunities for greater specialisation.
Have your say on the provisional subject list by 20 April 2020 https://consultation.education.govt.nz/…/ras-provisional-su…
If you have any questions about this work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington Maths Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 3 March at Tawa College Staffroom, at 5pm
Lynley has offered to run her NZAMT Conference workshop “That last 10 minutes” starting at 5pm. Suitable for both Primary and Secondary teachers.
Drinks and nibbles at 6pm, then AGM, followed by a quick a meeting of the new committee.
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.
The NZPSTC 2020 is unfortunately cancelled.
Term 4, 2020 Mathematics and Statistics Network of Expertise Newsletter
Click here to view (Information within this document is no longer correct. Please use with discretion)
2020 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Award Nominations
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
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
A really nice site with lots of possibilities
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: https://www.maths.otago.ac.nz/pc/
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