CMA seeks to promote, support and improve statistical and mathematical education in primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the Canterbury and West Coast region. CMA also seeks to inspire young mathematicians through competitions and other enrichment programs. We aim to support both educators and students to achieve their full potential.
7 PM – 9.30 PM at Hagley College
We need your best Year 11 calculator team of 4 students from your school!
Individual rounds between schools also occurs.
Please remember that a staff member will need to attend with the team and be prepared to help with marking or distributing/collecting question sheets.
E-mail Barry Thomas (email@example.com) to register your team of 4 students.
Can you beat Burnside High School who have been winners for the last 4 years?
The “Cube” could be yours to handout at Assembly and to display in your Maths office!
A small supper will be supplied after the event.Read More
NZQA update on the development of prototype assessment activities in a digital environment for AS91262 – Apply Calculus Methods in Solving Problems and AS91586 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems.
The NZQA development team is working on four prototype digital assessment activities for AS91262 – Apply Calculus Methods in Solving Problems and expect that the first two will be available for trialling at the beginning of term 3. The remaining two will be released a few weeks later. Students will need to use a device and an internet connection to try the activities.
We expect students will take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete each activity. The activities can be done separately, and students can complete them in class, in study time or at home. Students do not need to be supervised when completing the activities.
NZQA originally planned to trial these activities with students from selected schools. However, as they provide an opportunity to support students whose learning has been impacted by COVID-19, we are offering access to all schools which are interested.
Schools will need to use Desmos and students need to be familiar with, or become familiar with, the Desmos environment. Teachers will need to access Teacher Desmos to provide students with access to the activities.
The NZQA development team is working on three activities for AS91586 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems. We expect all three will be available for trialling at the beginning of term 3.
The NZQA development team is working on three prototype digital assessment activities for AS91586. We expect they will be available for trialling at the beginning of term 3. Students will need to use a device and an internet connection to try the activities. We are planning to present each activity in a document that can be loaded into MS Teams, MS OneNote or Google Suite and then shared with students. You may choose to use whichever is appropriate.
We expect students will take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete each activity. At least one of the activities will have an audio file and students will need headphones if they are completing this activity in class. They can be done separately and students may complete them in class, in study time or at home. Students do not need to be supervised when completing the activities.
Students will be asked to use a probability distribution explorer that has been developed by Anna Fergusson and her team at the University of Auckland. The probability distribution explorer APP link is being developed and the link shared when it is available.
This link will provide access to:
The link is expected to be fully functional by mid June. Teachers are encouraged to explore these tabs with their students. We expect teachers will need to spend two or three lessons with their students to help them become familiar with the probability distribution explorer. The explorer will be useful to teachers and students for the relevant teaching and learning, as well as for the assessment activities.
NZQA originally planned to trial these activities with students from selected schools. However, as the activities provide an opportunity to support students whose learning has been impacted by COVID-19, we are offering access to all schools who are interested.
Towards the end of term 3 all students who have trialled the activities and their teachers will be asked to complete an online survey about them.
If your school is interested in using these activities and you have not already let NZQA know, please email Annette or Melissa at NZQA to register your interest:
#mathschatNZ is a fortnightly Twitter chat for maths educators, Thursdays 8:30pm-9:30pm (NZ time). It's also great for sharing ideas & resources whenever!
The official #mathschatnz chat is fortnightly, alternating with the fortnightly #edchatnz chats. You can also use the hashtag #mathschatnz for any resources, ideas or questions that come up any time, not just during the chat.
Canterbury Mathematical Association, University of Canterbury and New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad are running some enrichment sessions at University of Canterbury throughout 2018. These run on the second Monday of every month.
If you would like to be a part of these monthly workshops, sign up here and download the preparation problems: bit.ly/mmwregister2018
Please do not use sign up sheets from previous years to sign up to the CMA. Membership has changed as it is now based on school size; a link to sign-up will be on this page soon.
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Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
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UC Education Plus
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Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
University of Canterbury
Scholarship at the University of Canterbury
Saint Margaret’s College
UC Education Plus
Statistics Learning Centre
University of Canterbury
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Cashmere High School
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