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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 Learning Progression Framework (for students aged 5 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.

NZ Curriculum Year at School Age (Approx) Learning Progression NCEA
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 Level 1
Level 7 12 16-17 yrs Level 2
Level 8 13 17-18 yrs Level 3

Learning Progression Frameworks

Resources by Level

We are updating CensusAtSchool resources. This is an ongoing process but expect to see changes to many of the CensusAtSchool activities over the next wee while.

We are using some simple coding in titles and on resource pages:

  • S – Summary investigations
  • C – Comparison investigations
  • R – Relationship investigations
  • E – Experiments
  • P – Probability experiments
  • D – Data: planning and collecting
  • L – Statistical Literacy

The University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics 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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