Manaiakalani - Maths across high schools

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

Our Department Discussions are running again in 2023, so 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 we'll keep you informed of any upcoming events. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates

In this term's Department Discussion, Dr Pip Arnold introduced CODAP (Common Online Data Analysis Platform).  CODAP is free and online so easy for students to use and access.  This is a fantastic tool for teaching students statistical investigations and mathematical modelling.  Pip kindly shared some valuable links which are listed below.  

Pip is available to work with teachers and schools.  Email her directly to get in touch: 

Maths Manaiakalani Department Discussion (2023-05-11 15:30 GMT+12)

If you missed any of our previous Maths Department Discussion meetings, the recordings and slides are available below, 

2023 Term 1;Department Discussion for teachers of Maths
Maths Department Discussion (2023-02-16 15:30 GMT+13)
Term 4 - Maths - Manaiakalani Secondary School Department Discussions
Louise Hyland - Made with Clipchamp_1671080353366.mp4
Maths - Department Discussions (2022-08-03 20:30 GMT-7)
SHARE - Maths - Manaiakalani Secondary School Department Discussions
CREATE - Maths - Manaiakalani Secondary School Department Discussions
Maths - Department Discussions (2022-02-16 18:31 GMT-8)
Maths - Department Discussions (2022-05-11 20:31 GMT-7)
Maths - Manaiakalani Secondary School Department Discussions
Department Discussions with Maths (2021-09-07 at 20:34 GMT-7)
Secondary School Department Discussions with Maths

Teacher blogs for inspiration

Student blog posts for maths

Bivariate Data and Vitruvian man - Maths

Height and Arm span

Bivariate Data Conclusion

Do we have the perfect body proportions

Numeracy - Making 3D Shapes and Nets

What is Algebra?

Analysis PEEL Structure 

Math is probably a fun subject

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.  

Digital Maths Tools, compiled by Marie Hirst