|According to the New Zealand Herald, a group of New Zealand 9-year-olds finished last-equal in maths among peers in developed countries in an international survey published in December 2012. C’mon Kiwis, can’t we do better than this?|
Looking at the TIMSS2011 results,
- almost half of this group could not add 218 and 191 in a basic word problem (8th last, international average 73%)
- only 32% of this group could calculate 5631 + 286 (2nd last, international average 72%)
- only 8% of this group could calculate 23 x 19 (6th last, international average 41%)
Motivating article for the campaign
Statements of support from New Zealand mathematicians
- Article in The Press
- A bit of progress
- Review of March 2013
- A brighter future for mathematics education in New Zealand
- Maths tutor offers solution to Novopay’s problems
- Is professional development our only solution?
- England brings back column addition!
- Promising changes in New Zealand?
- A teacher making a difference
- Manitoba, Canada brings back column addition!
- Fantastic progress in a classroom
- Automaticity and why it’s important to learn your ‘times tables’
- Progress in Parts
- Alberta, Canada brings back column addition!
- Interview with TVNZ’s ONE News, January 2015
- Anna Stokke’s report “What to do about Canada’s declining math scores”
- Rose Patterson’s report “Un(ac)countable: Why millions on maths returned little”
- Interview with TVNZ’s Breakfast, June 2015
- A little bit more progress
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