An Introduction to Primary Maths in the New Zealand Curriculum

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 15 November 2019
Notice reference #: 1HA2fr

An introduction to primary maths in the New Zealand Curriculum for overseas trained teachers and other interested parties with Jill Smythe

This course is designed to guide teachers in their understanding of how mathematics is taught in Y1–8 in New Zealand.

The session will cover the different stages in mathematics linked to the curriculum, and the understanding at each stage in all the three domains of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and proportions and ratios.
Investigating ways of teaching concepts that will support students to form a strong understanding will be a key focus.

Formative assessment will also be prominent and ideas on how to use data from assessments to further inform teaching and learning will be provided.

At the completion of the course participants will:

  • Understand the stages and thought processes in all mathematics stages in curriculum levels 1–3 and in all three domains
  • Develop the knowledge to teach both place value and fractions to students at all year levels
  • Understand how to use the mathematics assessment data related to student achievement to inform further teaching and learning
  • Develop increased knowledge of the mathematics curriculum and pedagogical practices that can be used in the classroom.

Jill is an experienced practitioner with experience as a classroom teacher in primary and intermediate. She was a maths professional learning and development facilitator for more than 10 years with Team Solutions and a professional teaching fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. Jill worked with the Ministry of Education on developing the Accelerated Learning in Maths (ALIM). Her expertise is in building pedagogical content knowledge of teachers so they can affect more of a change in the understanding of concepts and learning of their students.

Events summary


19 February 2020 – 19 February 2020

Further information

Contact: Anca Popovici

 (09) 623 8977