Update:  Recordings have been uploaded. Resources will be added as they become available
A special thanks to our presenters for their mahi in bringing us interesting and informative sessions so we can add to our kete.

10am 11am 12pm
Years 11-13: Retargeting our thinking – teaching for learning

Years 6 -10: Using the Assessment Resource Bank (ARB’s) to support teaching and learning

Years 11-13: Mātauranga Māori in Mathematics & Statistics (Planning for NCEA Level 1 Changes)

Years 7-10: “Kia piki ake te mahi ako – Increasing ako in your teaching”

Years 7-10: Learning Through Sport: maths in an integrated year 9 programme

other resources shared in Cami & Jess’s session

Years 0-8 : Integrating financial capability and Banqer into your programme

Years 0-8: Cuisenaire rods. why, what and how

A collection of cuisenaire rod activities on nrich. [includes interactive rods]


10am to 10:45am


Years 11-13: Retargeting our thinking – teaching for learning. Dave Phillipps HOLA mathematics Lincoln High School

Two years ago at Lincoln we had two major changes: We dropped L1 NCEA and we semesterised our courses. What resulted was an exciting refocus from assessment to learning. Maybe having NCEA reduced to 4 standards can make this refocus more likely everywhere?

Dave is currently HOLA Mathematics at Lincoln High School. He has also been a Mathematics & Statistics advisor and lectures the Post Grad Senior Secondary Mathematics and Statistics Education course part time at the University of Canterbury. He has presented at various conferences including NZAMT, NavCon, ULearn, ASA, CMA and OMA and is passionate about Mathematics and Statistics Education.



Years 7-10: “Kia piki ake te mahi ako – Increasing ako in your teaching” Karyn Saunders, Victoria University of Wellington and Kuranui College

This workshop explores the ways teachers can increase the use of ako in their classroom, with a particular focus on Year 9 and 10 classes. First there will be an overview of outcomes that signal an ako-rich classroom, followed by practical examples of ako-rich teacher behaviours in action, finishing with a wrap up/question and answer session directed by the participants learning needs.

Note: please have your phone or tablet handy for this session

Karyn is a full-time mathematics teacher at Kuranui College and part-time lecturer in the science ITE programme at Victoria University. She has an interest in researching how teacher practice can improve outcomes in mathematics, particularly for Māori students. Karyn has recently completed a PhD in educational policy, with a focus on how ako can be brought to life in the classroom in ways students and whānau viewed as authentic.

Years 0-8 : Integrating financial capability and Banqer into your programme. Marie Hirst, Special Addition & Katie Barlow, Banqer

Not only is financial capability an important skill but it provides a fantastic theme for effective cross-curricular teaching and learning programme. With a focus on primary and intermediate we shall look at the Financial Capability Progressions and exciting resources that integrate maths across the curriculum. We shall also explore Banqer, a free (thanks to Kiwibank), easy-to-use online financial education platform built by educators for educators and show how it can be integrated into the class programme transforming learning, enhancing motivation and financial literacy skills.

Marie is an accredited education consultant and director of Special Addition. She is also the Kaiārahi for the AMA Networks of Expertise providing support for teachers of Y0-8. With over 20 years experience facilitating quality mathematics professional learning she has previously worked as a consultant for Team Solutions and Cognition Education and presented nationally and Internationally at NZAMT, PMA, MERGA and MAV.


Katie is the Primary Activation Manager at Banqer and has been part of the team since January. She has a passion for working with schools and empowering teachers to feel confident in teaching financial education- a potentially intimidating subject. Katie’s professional career started in the classroom and is lucky to have worked in most levels of education, including secondary, tertiary and now Primary. She can’t wait to meet other educators at the AMAonline session who also care about equipping their students with real world skills that set them up for the future.


11am to 11:45am


Years 6-10: Using ARBs to support teaching and learning , Julie Roberts, NZCER 

Want to know how to get the most from using the ARBs? This workshop explores Level 4/5 Mathematics tasks in the ARBs to support teaching and learning opportunities and ways to help you identify what students can do. There will also be opportunity to make connections between ARBs, PAT reports and the LPF aspects. A session full of practical tips in using all these tools.


Julie is an experienced mathematics facilitator and primary teacher. For the last nine years she has worked in a range of capacities delivering mathematics professional learning support in schools and clusters. She has strengths in mentoring and coaching leadership, effective assessment practices, and strategies to accelerate learning outcomes.


Years 7-10: Learning Through Sport: maths in an integrated year 9 programme, Jonathan Wieland, Pāpāmoa College

This year at Pāpāmoa College they kicked off an integrated, sport-themed programme for 2 year 9 classes. The goal was to use sport to help sport-loving students engage more with learning. Jonathan will talk about highs, lows, nuts and bolts, and plans for next year.


Jonathan is currently in his 3rd year at Pāpāmoa College after spending 5 years at One Tree Hill College in Auckland. He teaches mathematics and is the TIC Statistics, which he says is way more fun than Calculus.


Years 0-8: Cuisenaire rods; why, what and how. Catherine Huxford, Edushop

In this session Catherine will share: What concepts can be taught using Cuisenaire rods? What conversations are enabled? How can teachers introduce Cuisenaire rods successfully?


Catherine has taught for over 15 years across many different schools across New Zealand. She is a mathematics consultant in the Auckland region. Catherine is passionate about making mathematics real for learners through structured apparatus and great discussions.



12pm to 12:45pm

Years 11-13: Mātauranga Māori in Mathematics & Statistics (Planning for NCEA Level 1 Changes), Cami Sawyer Ministry of Education and Jess Williams, Gisborne Girls’ High School.

How do you address mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori in your maths & stats classroom? This workshop will give a platform for identifying challenges and opportunities for incorporating mātauranga Māori in maths and stats.


Cami has been teaching in the Manawatu for the last 15 years at various high schools and Massey University. She is newly at the Ministry of Education as the Learning Area Lead for Mathematics and Statistics. She is working on the review of NCEA.


Ko Titirangi te maunga

Ko Uawa-nui-a-Ruamatua te awa

Ko Ngāti Kahukuranui te hapū

Ko Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti te iwi

Ko Jess Williams tōku ingoa

Jess Williams, is a maths teacher at Gisborne Girls’ High School where she has been practicing for 10 years. Jess asked to participate in the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS) group because she wanted to investigate better ways of assessing maths learning. Jess was concerned that some learning was not valued in assessment which made it difficult to justify learning it and so  felt there needed to be a shift back toward learning and away from assessment. Her educational passions (other than maths, of course) are advancing Māori student achievement.


Recordings and resources from previous AMAonline sessions can be found on our resource archive page 

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