Term 3: Saturday Morning “looking forward looking back”

September 14th 2019

He pai te tirohanga ki ngā mahara mō ngā rā pahemo engari ka putua te māramatanga i runga i te titiro whakamua.

The whakatauki refers to recollections from the past are fine to have but wisdom comes from being able to prepare opportunities for the future

Resources available at the Links in workshop descriptions below.


A huge thanks to the presenters,  the helpers and the generosity of our loyal suppliers who were there on the day OfficeMax, Caxed, Cengage, Mathletics, ESA Publications
Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the spot prizes

9am: Guest Speaker : Anna-Marie Fergusson

Searching for meaningful sampling in apple orchards, YouTube videos, and many other places!

In the opening address, Anna-Marie Fergusson will share her ideas and adventures with developing more meaningful learning tasks for sampling. Using the “Apple orchard” exemplar task, She will present some guidelines for “renovating” existing tasks and introduce some new opportunities for teaching sample-to-population inference in the context of modern data and associated technologies

Link to resources


Session 1. 10:00 am

WS1A Expanding your toolkit for teaching statistics : Anna- Marie Fergusson

In this workshop, we will explore some tools and apps that I have developed to support and develop student’s statistical understanding. We will also discuss some general principles for selecting tools for teaching and learning statistics. Bring along a laptop and have fun trying out an interactive dot plot for building understanding of mean and standard deviation, a modelling tool for building understanding of distributional variation, tools for carrying out experiments online and some new tools for collecting data through sampling.

Link to resources

WS1B : Education Perfect:Streamlining Senior External Revision with EP and Google or Microsoft

Free : Education Perfect are offering all teachers a free account click here to activate

WS1C : Preparing students for Scholarship Calculus : Jamie Craik

In this workshop Jamie will share ideas and resources for preparing students for scholarship  Calculus. Bring along your stories to share.

Link to presentation slides

Resources from Jake Wills

Link to resources for: Preparing for Exams

Free tutoring for girls doing Calculus & Physics externals : Registration essential

Going Forward: If you would like to be part of the Scholarship Calculus tribe email us at (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

11:00 Morning tea, networking with colleagues and publishers

Session 2: 11:35-12:35

WS2A: Coding & Computational Thinking Schools. Jared Hockly

In 2020 Schools are being asked to implement the Digital Technology Curriculum for all students from Y1-10. What might this mean for a maths teacher or maths department. We’ll spend the majority of our time looking at coding activities that fit well with ideas involving computational thinking

Link to resources

WS2B: Micro credentialing in preparation for externals. Education Perfect

Free : Education Perfect are offering all teachers a free account click here to activate

WS2C: What does random look like? LPF and learning to learn: Amy Renelle, Robyn Headifen 

In this workshop slot 3 short bites from Amy, Robyn on

  • Investigating randomness. Amy is researching teacher perspectives on randomness and will use this to inform the production of a classroom teaching tool.
  • The updated curriculum progress tools & learning progression framework
  • 3 ideas for preparing students for exams

Links : Preparing for Exams: RISK   curriculum progress tools

WS2D A cross Curricular Learning programme, Zac Rutledge

In 2017 Thames High School transitioned from traditional model of learning to a cross-curricular model for its junior school. You’ll find out what life is like in our Junior School now and how students learning is being organised to help meet the needs of 21st century learners. You’ll get the chance to relive your own 3rd form year as if you too were only 13 years old in 2019! The presentation is made through the lens of the Mathematics learning area and you’ll also have the chance to join the discussion around what these changes mean for the teaching and learning of Mathematics.

Link to 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 has concluded. Workshop resources may be found here

NZAMT 17 will be held in Taranaki 2021