Manaiakalani - Maths across high schools

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the Manaiakalani online resource hub for teachers of Maths.

Next term's Department Discussion will be held on Thursday May 12th at 3:30 - 4:40 pm. If you're a teacher interested in high school maths, we'd love you to join us. This is an opportunity to network with specialist subject teachers across the country, to collaborate and share best practice.

Click here to register and you will be sent an invite to our Google Meet event.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, May 12,

  • Thursday, Aug 4,

  • Wednesday, Oct 26,

Click here to register

On Thursday 17th February, high school teachers from across the country, came together to network and share their practice. If you missed our meeting and would like to know more, the recording is available below, along with the accompanying slides.

Maths - Manaiakalani Secondary School Department Discussions
Maths - Department Discussions (2022-02-16 18:31 GMT-8)

Teacher blogs for inspiration

Student blog posts for maths


Bivariate Data and Vitruvian man - Maths

  • Rusiate @ Hornby High School


Height and Arm span

  • Zion @ Hornby High School


Bivariate Data Conclusion

  • Cole @ Hornby High School


Do we have the perfect body proportions

  • Adelaide @ Hornby High School


Numeracy - Making 3D Shapes and Nets

  • Amelia @ Tamaki College


What is Algebra?

  • Ocean @ Bay of Islands college


Analysis PEEL Structure

  • ILaisa’ane@Tamaki College


Math is probably a fun subject

  • Lauren @ Hornby High School

Maths Class Sites

Quick Links for NCEA and Numeracy changes

Ministry of Education site link for information about changes to Numeracy

NCEA Mathematics and Statistics

New Level 1 standards

If you're looking for further understanding about the changes to new Level 1 Standards, Mina Voigt, the Head of Maths at Bay of Islands College, recommended Liz Sneddon's site.

Manipulatives and pedagogy

A huge thank you to all the teachers across Manaiakalani schools who have taken the time to share resources and ideas.

The University of Colorado provides teaching simulations on a wide range of maths and science topics. They are a great way to enhance student engagement and understanding. The simulations can be easily embedded into a class site using the html code. Click here to find out more. There is also an extensive professional community for teachers on the site

Skills based apps

A huge thank you to all the teachers across Manaiakalani schools who have taken the time to share resources and ideas.

Maths teachers from 13 Manaiakalani high schools came together on Wednesday 8th September to network and discuss ideas. This first meeting was an opportunity to meet each other and understand what is happening in maths classes around the country. View the slide deck to see the schools where our teachers work and their approach within their maths classes. If you would like to participate in the next Department Discussion for maths, register here.

Secondary School Department Discussions with Maths
Department Discussions with Maths (2021-09-07 at 20:34 GMT-7)
Digital Maths Tools, compiled by Marie Hirst