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NZ Engineering Science Competition

NZ Engineering Science Comp

Can your students win $6000 in the New Zealand Engineering Science Competition?

This fun and challenging day long competition is for teams of three to four senior students, who have interests in mathematics and science.

The 2018 competition will run near the start of term 3, on Saturday the 4th of August. The problem is revealed at 10am in the morning and students work in their teams to provide a solution by 6pm of that day.  First prize is $6,000 plus there are two runner-up prizes of $2,000. For more information and to register your team(s) see the Department of Engineering Science website at the University of   Registrations close Friday 27th of July.

NZAMT NCEA Submission


Dear NZAMT members,


Help NZAMT make a submission about NCEA and its future


NZAMT wishes to make a submission around NCEA and what we would like to see happen in the future.

We would like to make a submission, which represents the thoughts and wishes of mathematics’ teachers from around the country, so we have created a survey for you to complete.


The survey is a combination of 3 available through the Kōrero Mātauranga website, but without repetition in the questions being asked.

The survey is here:

We would ask that you complete the survey from a broad teaching perspective, but also with reference to Mathematics and Statistics teaching.


Can you please complete this survey by the 3rd August

Results will be compiled and then NZAMT will make a detailed submission before the due date of 16th September.


If you have any questions please contact NZAMT through the email address below.


Secretary, NZAMT

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Alan Parris, NZAMT Life Member

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Alan Parris, NZAMT Life Member, sadly passed away on Saturday 21 April 2018.

Alan played a huge part in the make up of NZAMT. He was on the executive for 25 years, was a Past President and played many other roles integral to the work NZAMT does. He was a Maths teacher for over 40 years and served the Mathematics Education society in many ways. He was also a huge lover of billiards and classic cars. He made a huge difference in so many lives not only in education, for he truly was about helping people in whatever way he could.

Alan Parris Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan Parris Linwood College Article

Alan Parris Member of the Order of New Zealand for Services to Maths Education

Alan will be sorely missed in his region of Canterbury, but also nationally and internationally. NZAMT wish to send their condolences to Liz and all of Alan's family on behalf of all members.

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Alan Rodney Parris (MNZM)