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Mathematics and statistics

What is mathematics and statistics about?

Kei hopu tōu ringa ki te aka tāepa,
engari kia mau ki te aka matua.

Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space, and time. Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data. These two disciplines are related but different ways of thinking and of solving problems. Both equip students with effective means for investigating, interpreting, explaining, and making sense of the world in which they live.

Mathematicians and statisticians use symbols, graphs, and diagrams to help them find and communicate patterns and relationships, and they create models to represent both real-life and hypothetical situations. These situations are drawn from a wide range of social, cultural, scientific, technological, health, environmental, and economic contexts.

Published on: 03 Apr 2014

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NZMaths

Research, resources, ideas, and inspiration to help students explore relationships in quantities, space, and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them to make sense of the world around them.

NZ Senior Secondary Curriculum Guides – Mathematics and statistics
Helping teachers create quality teaching and learning programmes.

National Standards: Mathematics standards


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