Resources for teaching statistics (Last updated 21/02/18)

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The New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum is divided into 8 levels of learning. Below is a summary of the NZC levels and associated National Standards (for students aged 6 to 13) and NCEA levels (NZ national assessment) if applicable. There is a degree of flexibility within these guidelines for students to learn subject content earlier or later than the guidelines. New Zealand students typically start school at 5 years of age.

NZCurriculum Year at School Age (Approx) National Standards NCEA Ach. Stds
Level 1 1, 2 5-7 yrs After 1 yr, After 2 yrs
Level 2 3, 4 7-9 yrs After 3 yrs, After 4 yrs
Level 3 5, 6 9-11 yrs After 5 yrs, After 6 yrs
Level 4 7, 8 11-13 yrs After 7 yrs, After 8 yrs
Level 5 9, 10 13-15 yrs
Level 6 11 15-16 yrs NCEA Level 1
Level 7 12 16-17 yrs NCEA Level 2
Level 8 13 17-18 yrs NCEA Level 3


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The Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland, recommends AS3.10 Use Statistical Methods to make a Formal Inference, AS3.9 Investigate Bivariate Measurement Data, and AS3.13 Apply Probability Concepts in Solving Problems as a statistics core course for the approved subject Statistics or for a Mathematics course for students hoping to proceed to study Statistics at University.
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