2017 MARGARET AND JOHN KALMAN CHARITABLE TRUST MATHEMATICS TEACHING PRIZE
GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATIONS
The Margaret and John Kalman CharitableTrust is generously donating $10,000 to recognise achievements of secondary school Mathematics and Statistics teachers in Auckland. John Kalman was a professor of Mathematics at the University of Auckland from 1964 to 1993, and a leading promoter of Mathematics in New Zealand.
The Prize consists of two awards of $5,000 and a commemorative plaque which will be presented to the winning teacher at their end of year senior prize-giving. In addition, the teacher and his/her class (or 30 students of the teacher’s choice) will be invited to visit the University of Auckland.
Applications are invited from any secondary school teacher of Mathematics or Statistics in the Auckland region. Groups of teachers who have collaborated on a specific project may also submit a joint application. Any Mathematics or Statistics teacher at a secondary school located in the Auckland Council region is deemed eligible for this prize.
The judging panel will include a representative from the Margaret and John Kalman Charitable Trust and a representative of the Executive of the Auckland Mathematical Association as well as the Head of the Department of Mathematics and the Head of the Mathematics Education Unit, University of Auckland.
Any examples of excellence in the teaching of Mathematics and Statistics at secondary school level will be considered. Examples from the following categories will be particularly welcomed.
Stimulation of Interest – teachers who have inspired student interest in mathematics by making the subject exciting and relevant. Evidence may be presented in terms of improvement in test scores from start to finish of year and more students taking maths as an option in national exams.
Teaching Innovation – teachers who have introduced new ways of making mathematical concepts more fun to learn and more able to be understood.
Teaching Excellence – teachers who have demonstrated the integration of research in mathematics or statistics education into their classroom practice.
Early Career Teaching Excellence – teachers who have demonstrated excellence in their teaching of Mathematics and/or Statistics during their first five years of their career.
Equity – teachers who have made a significant contribution to the teaching and learning of mathematics in under- represented groups such as Maori, Pacific Island and female students.
Service – teachers who have made a significant contribution to the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics in ways that extend beyond their own school community.