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Latest news

Life Member
  • 28 June 2015

Life membership of the WMA was confered on Mike Camden at HOD Day 2014.  Mike has recently retired from Stats NZ after a lifetime working with stats and particularly promoting stats education

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Mthslink Textbooks
  • 11 May 2015

Charmaine Izaz of St Mary's College is looking for copies of Mathslink Textbook 1. It is out of print and the main suppliers say they don't have any left in stock. She has a few but the numbers of these types of students seem to be increasing and more texts are needed.

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Nulake books
  • 1 February 2015

We have approx 80 brand new copies of Nulake IAS 2.14 Systems of equations (Level 2 workbook) that we would like to sell -  open to offers bearing in mind that they are $5 from Nulake.

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HPM Newsletter
  • 1 February 2015

 

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Maths mate
  • 31 January 2015

Onslow College no longer uses the "Maths Mate" Programme with its maths classes.  This programme provides a daily or weekly ( depending on how you use it) worksheet covering basic skills and a few puzzles.  Repetition is built in as is easy tracking for the students and teachers of their

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Upcoming events

Y9 Mathswell
  • 30/08/2016

See competitions for details.  Registration required.  School must be a 2016 paid up member to enter.

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Y5/6 Mathswell
  • 31/08/2016

See competitions for details.  Registration required.  School must be a 2016 paid up member to enter.

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Y11 Mathswell
  • 01/09/2016

See competitions for details.  Registration required.  School must be a paid up 2016 member to enter.

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Latest resources

Mike Camden HOD Day presentation

Mike Camden's presentation at HOD Day 2014. "Structural Statistical Thinking in School or Visualising Variation in Concepts or Ideas on Teaching, Stats, Life".  Both the power point and the examples are here.

Chris Franklin Presentation May 18 2015

Christine Franklin from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA presented at the WMA stats education seminar.  Her talk was titled "Statistics and K-12 in the United Stats: We've Come a Long Way!"  The power point is attached.

The Public Use of Statistics

A presentation given to the NZSA conference November 2014 by Bruce Welsh.

Geometry in the Computer Age

A talk given by Dillon Mayhew as part of the Royal Society 10 x 10 lecture series for 2014.

The Art of Mathematics

Prof Marcus du Sautoy gave this lecture in Wellington as part of the Royal Society Distinguished speaker series in December 2014.

The Wellington Mathematics Association was formed in 1986 with the purpose of promoting the study of mathematics in education.

Over recent years the WMA has been focused around secondary schools.  We are currently widening this focus to include primary schools and tertiary institutes.  It is also hoped that WMA can involve industry partners and practitioners to cover the full gambit of maths.

We aim to make maths fun and to enable both educators and students to achieve their full potential.