This terms AMAonline took place on Saturday with 217 teachers from across the country registering. Those that joined us for the morning for treated to a fantastic array of ideas. If you registered and were called away then don’t worry the recordings are going online this week as they are processed. You can view them from the event page or the AMA YouTube channel, where you can also have a browse of last years sessions. Resources and links can be accessed from the event page
A huge thanks goes out to all he people that made this happen, AMA executive, the University of Auckland hosts and of course those who presented the sessions.
If you or your colleagues have something to share we would love to hear from you.
NCEA changes continue
This week from the Ministry we saw the new Level 3 and Level 3 proposed subjects announced. You can view the information and provide feedback at this link.
And view the full learning area document here
The proposal suggests splitting Mathematics and statistics into two subjects at level 2 and a new Applied Mathematics subject at Level 3 that covers linear programming, networks, logic etc. See Page 32-34.
Also interesting on page 45 in the Technology learning area
The new Computational Thinking subject will provide an opportunity to strengthen pathways
into computer science study. We expect that it will have a strong relationship with the
Mathematics and Statistics learning area
More on Numeracy & Literacy
Also released were the assessment specifications for the pilot of new standard along with sample numeracy and literacy questions
View them here
- Funding for conference
- Verifiers are needed for MCAT. This is a paid contract role with NZQA. A
- Re-lighting the Algebra Fire [online]; July 8th. This is a follow up session to our Algebra workshops in term 1. Checking in to see what you have started doing, stopped doing and planning to do, as well as shring more ideas to keep the algebra fire burning.
- Being proportional [Face to Face at Kohia Centre] July 30. A second workshop in the same vein as our term 1 making sense of algebra workshops this time looking at fractions, decimals, percentages, rates and ratios from level 3 to level 5.
- AMAonline August 21
- Mathex August 25 & 26
An old blog post on asking better questions which ties in nicely with Julia’s session on Saturday about getting kids talking in class [about mathematics]