The Herald's report: the trouble with NZ's primary schools
Thousands of children begin secondary school each year without the reading, writing or maths skills needed to make it through. The Herald's 'The Primary Issue' is the first of a series that looks at what more can be done to raise achievement for all Kiwi kids.
Maths report raises more questions than answers
A new report has revealed declining standards in children’s numeracy and sparked criticism and controversy about the way Kiwi kids are taught maths.
Opinion: Linking STEM programme funding to tertiary teaching practice
PETER COOLBEAR, director of Ako Aotearoa, discusses incentivising established good tertiary teaching practice to help meet government targets for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Maths + digital technology = opportunities: a complex and interesting equation
Drs JO FLETCHER and KAREN NICHOLAS set out to discover how primary schools are using digital technologies in their year 7 and 8 mathematics classrooms. Their research uncovered some interesting findings from how equity and maintenance of devices was managed to the need for more professional development to the way ICT was used to support learning.
Buzzing about differentiated learning
TRACY RILEY and ANNE NOBLE discuss how bees in schools can have a profound effect on integrated learning opportunities.* *
Acceleration groups – finding the formula for success in maths
SUE TAYLOR discusses how priority learners can achieve better outcomes through focused, high-impact mathematics instruction from their own classroom teacher than from intervention programmes.
The Primary Years – NZC, Cambridge or IB?
While the vast majority of New Zealand primary schools follow The New Zealand Curriculum, a small number favour the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme or the Cambridge International Primary Programme. Here, proponents of each system discuss the relative merits and weaknesses.
Fulbright scholar, Ngaire Addis, returned home to find she was the recipient of a prestigious national mathematics teaching award.
Two Fulbright Scholars are about to depart for the US to further their research into mathematics teaching.