NZ Maths News

What is happening in Mathematics and Statistics next door and across the globe

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

mathsweek.co.nz

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

Another useful website could be this one compiled by Marie Hirst on Digital Maths Manipulatives and Teaching Tools

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.

WMA AGM

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.


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 ras.review@education.govt.nz

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.