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This first term newsletter is important reading for all secondary mathematics and statistics teachers.

Upcoming workshops for current PLD are advertised and useful links and tips are provided by Derek Smith and the national facilitation team.

Secondary Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter Term 1 2016

Derek has also sent through some other interesting links that didn’t make it into the newsletter:

Some reminders:

NZAMT14 Conference workshop resources

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7g2b0ejmaWkfkozOTc4WjEzWTUzTERXUDVuaHNjdllVTl8tRFUtN2JneEEtRm5aV1RoZFk&usp=sharing

2015 Ernest Duncan Award Winner Ricky Pedersen has offered to make his Critical Thinking Booklet available for download.

http://www.nzamt.org.nz/index.php/nzamt-teaching-awards/ernest-duncan/296-critical-thinking-download  

Interesting bits and pieces

Some research on happiness in schools for your interest. It would be interesting to ask your faculty members, and yourself, “What makes you happy during the school day or during a lesson?”

https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en
Some interesting data sets from a NZ long term study:

http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-research/research-groups/new-zealand-attitudes-and-values-study.html

 

TED Talks links to videos
https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en
https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen?language=en

 

An ERO publication

http://ero.govt.nz/content/download/218083/3728627/version/2/file/ASMS+synthesis+V2.pdf

Learning geometry via Origami

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2016/01/teaching-math-modular-origami 

Why is learning fraction arithmetic so difficult? From STEM Learning

A look at the methods of teaching fraction arithmetic in Shanghai  

Learning maths through song and dance

https://www.facebook.com/nbcnightlynews/videos/10153923415943689/?fref=nf 

Hope that your athletics and Swimming sports day are progessing well while the country enjoys the settled weather we are enjoying.

 

Our hearts go out to the people in Canterbury as they wrestle with nature.

 

Näku i roto i ngä mihi, nä

Derek

Derek Smith|Mathematics National Co-ordinator/Central South Facilitator (Secondary)|Education Support Services|

Te Tapuae o Rehua Consortium Mau ki te ako|University of Otago College of Education|021 913 150|

The Ministry of Education send e-newsletters to New Zealand secondary mathematics and statistics teachers.
E-newsletters are usually distributed once per term and contain guidelines for effective teaching and learning strategies, subject-specific literacy strategies, the latest information on standards alignment, useful links for resources and exemplars, feedback from national moderators, links to relevant readings, plus information about upcoming regional workshops and cluster sessions.

You can sign-up to receive these e-newsletters by contacting your Secondary student achievement facilitator.

Secondary Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter Term 4 2015

 

The Ministry of Education send e-newsletters to New Zealand secondary mathematics and statistics teachers.
E-newsletters are usually distributed once per term and contain guidelines for effective teaching and learning strategies, subject-specific literacy strategies, the latest information on standards alignment, useful links for resources and exemplars, feedback from national moderators, links to relevant readings, plus information about upcoming regional workshops and cluster sessions.

You can sign-up to receive these e-newsletters by contacting your Secondary student achievement facilitator.

Mathematics and statistics, term 3, 2015

 

Articles and updates on all aspects of Mathematics and Statistics for teaching and learning.

Professional reading for middle managers and teachers.

Updates to Statistics standards on page 4:

Experiments: AS91265 AS91538

Bivariate data: AS90136 and AS91581

 

 

Secondary Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter Term 2 2015

Articles and updates on all aspects of Mathematics and Statistics for teaching and learning.

Professional reading for middle managers and teachers.

Maths-Stats T4 2014

http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Secondary-middle-leaders/Professional-learning-and-development

Articles and updates on all aspects of Mathematics and Statistics for teaching and learning.

Professional reading for middle managers and teachers.

Maths-Stats T3 Newsletter 2014

http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Secondary-middle-leaders/Professional-learning-and-development

Articles and updates on all aspects of Mathematics and Statistics for teaching and learning.

Professional reading for middle managers and teachers.

Maths-Stats Newsletter T2 2014

Articles and updates on all aspects of Mathematics and Statistics for teaching and learning.

Professional reading for middle managers and teachers.

2014 Term 1 Newsletter

Pdf Newsletter, term 1, 2014

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Whakatauki

He iti hoki te mokoroa nāna i kakati te kahikatea

The mokoroa (grub) may be small but it cuts through the kahikatea (white pine). This can refer to the fact while we are taking small steps, our contributions matter and with every little bit of effort great things can come of it.

Welcome to term 4

We hope that you’ve had a relaxing break with plenty of downtime before getting into a busy term ahead. It was great for the facilitators to meet so many of you at the NZAMT13 conference in Wellington. What a wonderful celebration of work within the Mathematics and Statistics learning area!

With the theme being ‘Absolutely, Positively Maths and Stats’, the workshops were varied, innovative and had the students at the centre of learning. It was great to hear the inspiring keynote speakers who were able to leave us on a high note.

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the organisation of this conference. It takes such dedication and commitment, all on top of your teaching programmes. The banner has been handed on to the next region to host NZAMT14 – Auckland 2015.

Mathematics and Statistics survey results

Almost 200 middle leaders of mathematics and statistics responded to a survey on their priorities for 2014. Two thirds identified L3 NCEA as their highest priority for professional development, with NCEA L3 Statistics being identified as the most urgent need. Additional areas for specific focus were subject specific literacy, managing course designs, and year 9-10 preparing for NCEA. The preferred time for PLD was for whole school days, but timing, school budget and inability to access their priority topics were identified as barriers to attending.

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