Preparing for Exams

We are at the business end of the school year and the focus for many has turned to external exams especially for students sitting Cambridge exams which start in October.

NCEA Exam timetable can be found here

Reminder to read the 2019 specifications, check the examiners reports from previous years and have a look at past exemplars of student work.  Note 2016 &  2017 examiners reports are at the bottom of the page of the 2018 report.

Calculators : Students are allowed 2 calculators on their desks from the approved list 

What strategies do you use to prepare students for exams?

Read about and download short 2 page explanations on     Spaced practice Retrieval practice and  Interleaving

Download all Revision Tips & strategies from the learning scientist



Have you tried the RISK  strategy during revision time – this engages students in evaluating their mistakes




A selection of In Class strategies to use with students

Recent Resources

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Calcex 2019 – Tuesday 24th September

Calcex now in its 3rd year has 49 teams from 28 schools competing across Auckland in Gisborne and Manawatu –  its not too late to enter a team  or host a competition

Calcex questions are drawn from L3 calculus  and teams compete locally at a host school.  Read more 


Prime Ministers Science teachers prize …includes maths & stats teachers

Maths & Stats teachers are a talented lot
Want an extra $50 000 for yourself and $100 000 for your  school?

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NZAMT 16 October 1-4

NZAMT 16 has concluded. Workshop resources may be found here

NZAMT 17 will be held in Taranaki 2021