Term 4 November Updates for Mathematics and Statistics

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If you have a little spare playtime have a look at the online version of iNZight under development at:


The October 2014 newsletter has been published at:


Investing in Educational Success (IES)

There is an article in the 28th October Gazette on IES. The process for this component is, teachers put in a project concept first which must involve at least 3 teachers, then they put in their proposal. A panel will decide who gets approved.


IEB Programme

New inclusive education resources on-line: Teachers and Teachers Aides, Who does what? Supporting students who are blind, deaf/blind or have low vision.


Statistics Education day at NZSA+ORSNZ conference; Wedn 26 Nov

Plans for the Statistics Education day at the NZSA+ORSNZ conference, Wednesday 26 Nov, have progressed rapidly, are finalised nicely, and are on the conference website. Please see https://secure.orsnz.org.nz/conf48/ and the green buttons at top left. The 7th one is ours: ‘Statistical Education Session’.

The conference organisers welcome registrations for the day. Teachers could arrive for the 9 am sessions (and choose which one they go to), the 11AM plenary, or the1PM Statistics Education presentations. We’ll be finished by 4.40 pm.

Full details are on the Statistics Education page: the themes, the titles and abstracts for the 10 presentations, and the process for registering with the $40 fee. The title and abstract for Alan Brookhart’s plenary are in the Programme page.

STUDYIT is now at full steam

http://www.studyit.org.nz/communicate/viewtopic.php?p=246681#246681 for some Time Series data on the website use.

Study and exam advice

Study advice
Helps you plan your study, set goals and study routines and, most importantly, to relax and not stress. You can also download your own weekly study planner.

Examination advice
Gives ideas on how to prepare for exams, and has tips for making the most of what you know.

Make the most of Studyit
Shows how to find revision materials for English, mathematics, and sciences.

General revision sites
Useful sites that have revision notes for most subjects.


Revision basics
Study skills for students
Revision tips
Study guides and strategies
Basic steps in the research process
The Pulse – Learning styles
VARK – A guide to learning styles
Maths study strategies
Maths study skills self-survey
Making an oral presentation
Answering assignment questions

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Mathematics National Co-ordinator/Central South Facilitator (Secondary).

Education Support Services

University of Otago College of Education

PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054

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M: 021 913 150

E: derek.smith@otago.ac.nz

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Mathematics resources

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