This outreach programme engages children's interest in maths and stats in rural Canterbury and West Coast communities. It provides rich and innovative maths activities based on the New Zealand Curriculum using Dragonistics data cards. The programme is supported by the New Zealand Government's Unlocking Curious Minds fund.

See Dr Nic's Blog post on the Rich Maths visits.

The events will be held at schools and are designed for up to 60 Year 3-8 students and their teachers. The rich activities are suitable for students working at any curriculum level.

The Statistics Learning Centre team run the events. Support is provided to empower teachers to provide similar learning experiences for their students.    More details of the events.

To help teachers support teachers, we set up the NZRichMaths Facebook group. Teachers can share their ideas and experiences, ask questions of their collegues and support each other through the group. While initially focussed on schools involved in the Rich Maths events, we are happy for any New Zealand teachers to join the group.


The programme will run events at up to 30 rural schools in Canterbury and the West Coast.

We had great fun running successful Rich Maths events at the following schools:

We are fully booked for 2017. We might be able to offer similar visits in 2018. If your school would like to host an event in 2018 please register your interest.

Register your interest here. We only have funding to visit 30 rural schools with our Rich Maths events. The sooner you register your school's interest, the more likely we will be able to include you in the programme.