Ngaio School

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Mathematics and Statistics

What is mathematics and statistics about?  Mathematics is the exploration of patterns and relationships in quantities, space and time. Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data.

Ngaio School Vision:

“A curriculum that has meaning for Ngaio students, connects with their wider lives and engages the support of their families, whanau and community”.

In Mathematics and Statistics, this means:

Students are equipped with the means to effectively investigate, explain and make sense of the world they live in, in mathematical contexts. Students will be able to:

•   Create and model outcomes

•   Justify and verify ideas

•   Seek patterns and generalisations.

By studying mathematics and statistics, students develop the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically, and logically. They learn to structure and to organise, to carry out procedures flexibly and accurately, to process and communicate information, and to enjoy intellectual challenges.


There are three learning strands; number and algebra, geometry and measurement, and statistics.

•   Number and algebra

•   Number knowledge

•   Equations and expressions

•   Patterns and relationships

•   Geometry and measurement

•   Measurement

•   Shape

•   Position and orientation

•   Transformation

•   Statistics

•   Statistical literacy

•   Probability


Maths Programmes

Time spent teaching number per term:

•   *80% - Stage 1-4, 20% - Strand

•   *60% - Stage 5-6, 40% - Strand

•   *50% - Stage 7-8, 50% - Strand