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Children’s views about geometry tasks in Māori-medium schools: Meeting Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori pāngarau (National Standards in mathematics)

Author(s): 
Ngārewa Hāwera and Merilyn Taylor

 

Learning mathematics for children in Māori medium is about fulfilling their potential as Māori and as mathematicians. While there has been a strong focus on numeracy in many New Zealand schools in recent years, teachers in Māori-medium settings are trying to provide a mathematics programme for their learners that supports achievement of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori pāngarau (National Standards in mathematics) across all mathematics strands in the curriculum. This study is about 19 children in one Years 7–8 Māori-medium immersion classroom who were learning transformation geometry. Results indicate that children considered the tasks they were exposed to were highly beneficial for their mathematics learning.

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