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Mathematics and Statistics Years 1-13


Archived Newsletters 2014 - 2016

Accredited Facilitators

Our team are experienced in supporting schools in mathematics and statistics underpinning the demands of the Curriculum. The support provides opportunities for teachers to extend their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values essential to tailoring their teaching to address the intent of Mathematics and Statistics in the NZ Curriculum.

We can provide facilitation support for both primary and secondary teachers that might include aspects selected from:

  • Offering professional development in the teaching, learning and assessment of Mathematics and Statistics in Years 1 – 8 or Years 7 – 13
  • Extending content knowledge
  • Building pedagogical practice in the Mathematics and Statistics learning area that help students to learn and achieve
  • Promotion of cultural inclusiveness in teaching and learning environments of Mathematics and Statistics that model culturally responsive practices
  • Demonstrations of teaching mathematics
  • Acceleration of underachieving students in Mathematics
  • Supporting PCT teachers effective practice
  • Building skills in ways of using data to improve learning and achievement in Mathematics and Statistics, particularly to identify at risk students
  • Tailoring programmes to meet the needs of these students
  • Supporting lead teachers/HoD to lead Mathematics learning in their school
  • Helping teachers to inquire into their practice by using their knowledge, data and tools to identify teaching and learning needs
  • Evaluating the impact of an inquiry into practice
  • Identifying assessment processes which may better meet the needs of students
  • Reviewing department practices in secondary schools to ensure effective teaching and learning
  • Developing teachers’ knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical literacy as well as processes and skills

This could be achieved through one day workshops, working in-depth with a team of teachers in a school, or with a group of schools as a cluster. The support may include regular visits to individual schools and teachers, observations, wananga each term to share progress of target students, as well as professional development with curriculum groups.

Accredited Facilitators

Year 1 - 8: Viv Thompson, Shona McRae and Averil Lee (Southern Region)
Year 7 – 13: Derek Smith (Central South Region)


Averil Lee (Invercargill based)
Cellphone: 021 190 4065
Shona McRae (Dunedin based)
Cellphone: 027 439 0321
Viv Thompson (Cromwell based)
Cellphone: 021 141 6624
Derek Smith (Wellington based)
Cellphone: 021 913 150

 Workshops for 2019

Completed for 2019.

Archived Newsletters 2014 - 2016