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.
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.
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:
- Awahono - Grey Valley School
- Barrytown School
- Hanmer Springs School
- Ladbrooks School
- North Loburn School
- Reefton Area School
- Runanga School
- Sefton School
We have a number of other rural schools expressing interest. If your school would like to host an event please register your interest soon.