2021 News Archives
Maths Craft Virtual Workshop 2021
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
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 2021. Find out more and register your interest at https://www.womenandleadership.co.nz/scholarships.html
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.
The evaluation and closure reports for both the digital mathematics and statistics trials last year have been published on the NZQA website:
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?