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Mathematics and Statistics curriculum resources featuring data sets, PowerPoint presentations and powerful road safety contexts relevant to young people’s lives. Included are NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 statistical inference resources for AS91035 and AS91264. AS91263 Design a Questionnaire is now supported with teaching resources, see below.

Sample size: A practical introduction – STUDENTS FOR BEST EVIDENCE

The sample size is the proportion of the general population that are taking part in the study. In most cases, it’s important that the sample chosen is representative of the wider population, so that any conclusions drawn from the study can be reasonably extrapolated to individuals who did not directly take part.

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Math Anxiety Is Real. Here's How To Help Your Child Avoid It - MindShift

The phrase "number anxiety" was first coined by researchers back in the 1950s. By some estimates, as high as 93 percent of Americans feel some degree of math anxiety. "Neuroscientists have shown recently that for people with math anxiety, a fear center lights up in their brain — the same as when they see snakes and spiders — and the problem- solving center of the brain shuts down," Boaler says. But what can we do as parents to improve our kids' attitudes towards math?

ACTIVITY Interpreting representations using climate data — SLH STUDENT ACTIVITY

The science capability ‘Interpret representations’ encourages students to think about how data is presented, what the representation tells us and how it gets the message across. Visual representations contain literacy and numeracy components that students may need support to understand. In this activity, students observe and interpret graphs from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ’s Our atmosphere and climate 2020 report.

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Measurement in Daily Life

Measurement permeates every aspect of human life. Yet, ironically, we tend to take measurement for granted, and we fail to appreciate just how much we need and depend on our measurement tools. We overlook the importance of measurement because we are surrounded by it and have grown accustomed to it. It is only when our measurement tools malfunction or are unavailable that we begin to appreciate just how important they are. This interactive provides some examples of where measurement has an impact

‘Mathemaphobia’ - the fear of mathematics and its impact on primary school students’ participation and achievement - Part 1 of 2 - Institute of Professional Learning

Amanda Ferguson, Mathematics Facilitator, Te Whai Toi Tangata, University of Waikato The development of mathematics skills is crucial for adequate functioning in academic and professional settings as well as in daily life. A factor that has been shown to negatively influence performance and acquisition of mathematics skills is mathematics anxiety. Mathematics anxiety (MA) causes a debilitating, negative emotional reaction towards mathematics and can result in low self-esteem.

School of Surveying welcomes first Māori academic to staff

James Berghan (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri) is a PhD candidate in Surveying at the University of Otago and now a Lecturer in Urban Design in the School of Surveying. After completing his undergraduate at the School in 2012, he worked in Hamilton to become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, before returning to Otago in 2017 to start a PhD.

The healing power of data: Florence Nightingale's true legacy

When you’re in a medical emergency, you don’t typically think of calling a statistician. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has shown just how necessary a clear understanding of data and modelling is to help prevent the spread of disease. One person understood this a long time ago. Were she alive today, Florence Nightingale would understand the importance of data in dealing with a public health emergency.

Maths, models & insights into the coronavirus pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it would be fair to say that many of us have become obsessed with numbers. The number of cases of coronavirus, the number of deaths and so on. Mathematician Associate Professor Alex James is no different – but for her there are some numbers that are more important than others.