Come and join us as we take mathematics professional learning and development to a new level. How does maths get used in the everyday world of commerce, research and innovation?

Stories, site visits and each other. Game On.

Speakers

Professor Rod Downey FRSNZ
Professor Rod Downey FRSNZ

In 2018, mathematician Professor Rod Downey was awarded Royal Society Te Apārangi’s highest science honour, the Rutherford Medal for his revolutionary research into computability, including development of the theory of parameterised complexity and the algorithmic study of randomness. In 2016, he received the Humboldt Research Award and last year he was the first logician from outside Europe/North America to deliver the Gödel Lecture for the Association for Symbolic Logic. Rod is also a keen surfer and Scottish country dancer.

Dr Jodie Miller
Dr Jodie Miller

Jodie Miller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. Her research area is in the field of mathematics education, in particular, the teaching and learning actions that assist young students to engage with early algebraic thinking.

Rob Eastaway
Rob Eastaway
Leeana Herewini
Leeana Herewini

Leeana has been involved in Professional Learning and Development for 17 years. During this time she has supported school principals and teachers to embed high quality pāngarau programmes in their own schools. She has a particular focus in improving outcomes for all students.

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Leeana has been involved in Professional Learning and Development for 17 years. During this time she has supported school principals and teachers to embed high quality pāngarau programmes in their own schools. She has a particular focus in improving outcomes for all students.

Leeana has previously worked as a project leader for gifted and talented, In-service Teacher Educator Practice (INSTEP); and a facilitator for pāngarau. She has also been on the advisory groups for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA), Wāhanga Ako Pāngarau, Ministry of Education Numeracy projects, He Kāhui Pumanawa (Giftednz) and Ministry of Education New Zealand Curriculum. She was involved in the publishing of Te Poutama: An alternative framework examining Māori medium in-service teacher education practice. She has worked alongside Ngārewa Hāwera in these yet to be published research projects to the Ministry of Education. Whāia te tamaiti ki te ako: Supporting and engaging Māori language learners in curriculum and assessment project completed in 2015. Inā te mahi rangatira and Mahia te mahi hei painga mō te Iwi. Inā te mahi, he rangatira - A collection of case studies capturing effective/magical kaiako teaching Pāngarau and Mahia te mahi hei painga mō te iwi Waikato Network Research in 2016.

Ngārewa Hāwera
Ngārewa Hāwera

Ngārewa has taught in Kura Kaupapa Māori and for many years was a Senior Lecturer in mathematics education at the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato. She participated in a number of research projects for the Ministry of Education including being co-director for the project Whāia te tamaiti ki te ako: Supporting and engaging Māori language learners in curriculum and assessment project completed in 2015...

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Ngārewa has taught in Kura Kaupapa Māori and for many years was a Senior Lecturer in mathematics education at the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato. She participated in a number of research projects for the Ministry of Education including being co-director for the project Whāia te tamaiti ki te ako: Supporting and engaging Māori language learners in curriculum and assessment project completed in 2015, as well as the project, Te Puni Rumaki: Strengthening the preparation, capability and retention of Māori medium teacher trainees completed in 2014. Ngārewa has established relationships with prospective participants and the ability to build on those was fundamental to ensuring the success of both projects and is so for this current research. Previous research projects carried out by Ngārewa include those involving teacher perspectives regarding Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Pāngarau, other Ministry of Education contracts for eliciting children’s views about their mathematics learning experiences and university research regarding collaboration between teachers and researchers when teaching mathematics in Māori medium settings.

Ngārewa’s research while at university also included exploring how mathematics education programmes there can ensure that ITE ākonga are provided with opportunities to critically learn about and implement purposeful appropriation of digital technology for children in primary schools when learning mathematics.

Anna Fergusson
Anna Fergusson

Anna Fergusson is obsessed with teaching, in particular with developing inclusive, engaging, accessible, effective and fun ways to introduce people to learning statistics and data science.

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Anna Fergusson is obsessed with teaching, in particular with developing inclusive, engaging, accessible, effective and fun ways to introduce people to learning statistics and data science.

Before joining the University of Auckland as a Professional Teaching Fellow, she was Head of Mathematics and Statistics at Avondale College for five years and a classroom teacher for 12 years. Anna was one of core team of high school statistics teachers contracted by the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to develop teaching and assessment resources to support the implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum for Mathematics and Statistics.

She loves the challenges of curriculum, assessment and technology-based learning design and enjoys facilitating workshops to support professional development of statistics teachers. Anna is on the steering group the New Zealand Statistical Association education committee and is involved with the international collaboration between the New Zealand Statistical Association and the American Statistical Association. She has been invited by the American Statistical Association and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee to run workshops for North American high school teachers annually since 2015 and is currently working with the American Statistical Association on an upcoming publication featuring statistical modelling activities, in the roles of co-editor and graphics editor.

Anna has been teaching the very large introductory-level statistics course at the University of Auckland since 2015 and has been responsible for modernising teaching material and creating large-scale interactives for this course. In 2018, Anna developed a new introductory-level course for students with no high school background in mathematics or statistics, unofficially called Undercover Data Science.

Her research has focused on exploring task and tool design for teaching statistical modelling. As part of her PhD research project, Anna is currently working closely with high school statistics and digital technology teachers to develop tools, tasks, assessment and learning programmes to support data science education at high school level.

A/Prof Catherine Attard
A/Prof Catherine Attard
Bevan Werry Speaker
Bevan Werry Speaker

The Bevan Werry Speaker is an award handed out by the NZAMT in honour of Bevan Werry. The 2019 recipient of the award will be announced at the NZAMT 16 conference.

Anthony Harradine
Anthony Harradine

Having been a teacher of mathematics for a while, I have been lucky to have had many brilliant mentors from whom I have learned a great deal. As well as teaching, I have played small roles in research, authoured a few papers, shared what I have learned through many keynote presentations and created a few educational tools. Basically I like to learn and build things that help others learn. Mathematics is a happy place for me.

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Having been a teacher of mathematics for a while, I have been lucky to have had many brilliant mentors from whom I have learned a great deal. As well as teaching, I have played small roles in research, authoured a few papers, shared what I have learned through many keynote presentations and created a few educational tools. Basically I like to learn and build things that help others learn. Mathematics is a happy place for me.

Among other things, I am currently Director of the Potts-Baker Institute at Prince Alfred College and Affiliate Member of The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

Venue

Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley Hutt Valley