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Resources and recordings from the morning
Statistical Investigations | Te Tūhuratanga Tauanga. Beeby award: Book release. Dr Pip Arnold

Our de-streaming journeys in secondary mathematics. Pāngarau Unleashed team



When Data Doesn’t Speak for Itself: Storyboarding to Find A Narrative. Sara Stoudt : USA

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Create your own maths breakout. Lisa Everett

 Using the power of noticing, creativity and exploration to promote algebraic reasoning. Catherine Huxford




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Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum Integration… what’s helping it, hindering it and why are secondary schools doing it?!, Caitlin Soulsby


Using Kami & Ken Ken in the classroom. Tony Sears

Get Stronger and Clearer Student Thinking. Keely Machmer-Wessels


Building Thinking Classroom, Bina Kachwalla

Peter Liljedahls’s website

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10am: Statistical Investigations | Te Tūhuratanga Tauanga: Dr Pip Arnold

Dr Pip Arnold was given the Beeby Award in 2018 to develop a book that would provide a comprehensive overview of the Statistical Investigations | Te Tūhuratanga Tauanga thread in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) and the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC).

The book is grounded in New Zealand research in statistics education, but international research and literature were sourced to ensure gaps in our research base were filled and the future direction of statistics and data science education is captured.

Statistical Investigations | Te Tūhuratanga Tauanga has been written to support teachers of statistics understanding of the progressions from Years 1 through 11. The progressions are connected to the phases of learning (taumata ako) of the refreshed curriculum.

Statistical Investigations | Te Tūhuratanga Tauanga will be available from NZCER Press from 14 November.




Our de-streaming journeys in secondary mathematics. Pāngarau Unleashed team: Amy Huse (Horowhenua College), Caitlin Soulsby (Mana College),  David Pomeroy & Kay-Lee Jones (University of Canterbury)

Pāngarau Unleashed is a collective of secondary mathematics teachers and researchers supporting each other to enact effective transitions to non-streamed secondary mathematics. For us effective transitions

  • have learning benefits for ākonga across the achievement spectrum,
  •  are equitable and culturally empowering, including for ākonga Māori,
  • do not result in long-term workload increases for kaiako,
  • have credibility in the eyes of the wider school community. We are a diverse group of schools and are not all de-streaming in the same way. In this presentation, we will share some of our reason for de-streaming and some of the adaptations that we have made in order to make our de-streaming transitions effective.

Amy Huse is HOD Mathematics at Horowhenua College. Caitlin Soulsby completed her Master of Education in Mathematics Education through Massey University in 2019. She is currently the HOD of Mathematics at Mana College. Kay-Lee Jones and David Pomeroy are Pūkenga Mātua (Senior Lecturers) in Teacher Education at Te Whare Wānganga o Waitaha (University of Canterbury).

When Data Doesn’t Speak for Itself: Storyboarding to Find A Narrative. Sara Stoudt, Bucknell University, USA.

Picture this: you are facing a myriad of graphs, tables, and summary statistics and are tasked with finding some insight. What is all of this data telling you? Getting started can be overwhelming! In this session we will talk about storyboarding as a framework for taking the step from doing data analysis (or being presented with a bunch of information) to trying to distill meaning before presenting your findings. We will also make storyboards ourselves to experience the full process: grouping related findings, finding the story, choosing the pieces necessary to tell the story, sequencing the components, and adding captions and transitions to link components together.

Sara Stoudt is an applied statistician with research interests in ecology and the communication of statistics. Stoudt received her doctorate in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Bucknell University. Follow her on Twitter (@sastoudt) and check out her recent book with Deborah Nolan, Communicating with Data: The Art of Writing for Data Science.


Using the power of noticing, creativity and exploration to promote algebraic reasoning. Catherine Huxford

“Mathematics is elegant, explorative, creative and powerful’ (NZC draft 2022). A great way to demonstrate this is in lessons on algebraic reasoning. How can we support learners from their initial noticing to reasoning algebraically ? Come and explore some lesson units supporting learners to generalise and express mathematical relationships.

Catherine is passionate about making maths learning accessible to all. She loves teaching algebra in primary school. Catherine has been a Maths Facilitator for 2 ½ years and is studying towards a Master of Education.


Create your own Maths Breakout. Lisa Everett, Nukumea School

Do you love escape rooms? Would you love to bring this into your classroom? This presentation will show you how to get your ‘Da Vinci’ on and use Google Tools to create your very own digital maths breakouts.

Lisa Everett has been a primary school teacher for 10 years. She has always been interested in puzzles and unlocking codes and also has a passion for digital technology. Lisa is a Google Certified Educator and completed the Postgraduate Diploma of Digital Learning through the Mindlab University in 2019. She has run the digital curriculum as well as network and device management in the schools she has worked in. Lisa is excited to share some of her passion for puzzles and digital learning with you.



Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum Integration. What’s helping it, hindering it and why are secondary schools doing it? Caitlin Soulsby, Mana College

Why are mathematics and statistics departments involved in curriculum integration? What does it look like in our New Zealand secondary schools? What are the key enablers and barriers to successful implementation? In this workshop, Caitlin will share her research findings about three mathematics departments case studies and their experience with curriculum integration.

Caitlin Soulsby completed her Master of Education in Mathematics Education through Massey University in 2019. She is currently the HOD of Mathematics at Mana College.


Kami and kenken. Tony Sears, Waiheke High School

Kami is a platform for utilising and designing PDF’s. It is fantastic for online (distance) learning and is fully compatible with Google Classroom. When students are increasingly using devices for learning, this is magic.
Tony will demonstrate the wonders of Kami for mathematics teachers in a couple of settings, then use it to show how  Kenken puzzles can be a fun way to foster numeracy and problem solving skills.

Tony is currently the Deputy Principal at Waiheke High School.  He has previously been HOD Mathematics at two large Auckland secondary schools and holds a Masters of Education in Mathematics Education. Tony continues to be excited by learning new things and sharing good ideas with colleagues.


Get Stronger and Clearer Student Thinking with maths language routines. Keely Machmer-Wessels 

Math Language Routines support students to access and develop language and mathematics simultaneously. In this session we will experience Three Reads and Stronger and Clearer Each Time and consider how and when they might be used with students.

Keely Machmer-Wessels is a middle school math coach who currently supports teachers to enact language routines and practices to engage all learners in math talk. She is passionate about creating opportunities for under-served student populations to have access to powerful mathematics learning.


Building Thinking Classrooms. Bina Kachwalla

Bina will share experiences based on the what, why and how some schools have worked on the Building Classroom framework based on the research of Peter Liljedahl.

Bina is an accredited facilitator whose expertise and interests lie in mathematics education. She is experienced in co-constructing professional development projects with schools, based firmly on current research and evidence that support the core principles of the New Zealand Curriculum. Her role as a mathematics consultant in schools is to support leaders to build and sustain professional learning communities, in which teachers grow their capability.  Her article “Making Math Accessible to All Students: Effective pedagogy? was published in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice [Vol 21(3) 2021].


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