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On this page you will find information and resources that are specifically related to Maths, Science and Technology Education. For all general Teacher Education information and resources, please see the Education portal. Further information and help may also be found at the Virtual Education Reference Desk (VERD).

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Books

Two-volume international handbook covering the diverse theories and methods that have been a foundation for science education and continue to characterize this field.
Broken into four sections: 1. Social, political and cultural dimensions in mathematics education; 2. Mathematics education as a field of study; 3. Technology in the mathematics curriculum; and 4. International perspectives on mathematics education.

Databases

Coverage: Coverage: 1978- Index, 2000- Full-text.
An indexing and full-text database providing access to information about all aspects of education in Australasia including New Zealand. Sources include journals, monographs, research reports, theses, conferences legislation, parliamentary debates, newspapers, tests and the web.
Britannica School offers resources for students of all levels. Three unique interfaces to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, and three separate databases make Britannica School the go-to site for research for students at all levels.
User Guide
Coverage: Full text
Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Coverage: 1970 to present
Includes Physical Education Index, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Science & Technology, ProQuest Computing, ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology and ProQuest Telecommunications. These databases provide access to content ranging from physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, health education and physical therapy as well as vocational information focused on computing, science and technology.
Coverage: 1997 to present (Full text)
The SpringerLink database provides scientific, technical, and medical information in over 2,500 full-text journals and 12,000 e-books. Journals and e-books cover fields such as, life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, earth sciences, geography, computer science, social sciences and economics.

Dictionaries

A dictionary and glossary of mathematical terms in te reo Māori for use with levels 1 to 5 of the New Zealand curriculum.
Specifically designed to be used by children in their first few years at school and contains clear, simple text that will help children aged five and over get their heads around maths problems.

Encyclopedias

A comprehensive reference text with entries varying in length. Entries provide access to theories and to research in the area and refer to further reading.
Comprehensive international encyclopedia which covers the range of methodologies, perspectives, foci, and cultures of this field of inquiry.

Journals

For secondary and college teachers of Mathematics.

Websites

The New Zealand Biotechnology Learning Hub provides teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. It links modern biotechnology in New Zealand to the school curriculum.
A nationwide online survey for Year 5 - 13 students which provides real, relevant data and classroom activities to enhance statistical enquiry across the curriculum.
In addition to short YouTube lectures, the website features practice exercises and tools for educators. Subjects include mathematics, computer programming, economics, and finance.
Interactive site that explores mathematics in everyday decision making.
Maths Week is the creation of the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT). This site contains free resources for teachers, along with activities and competitions for students of all ages.
National Geographic Education focuses on working closely with and creating materials for educators and schools that bring the Society's spirit of exploration and adventure to their goal of educating young people about their world.
The national organisation which represents the interests of New Zealand teachers of science.
New Zealand birds and birding offers extensive information about New Zealand's birds, endemic, native, introduced and extinct.
Contains links to all subject areas of the pre-2007 curriculum statements. Some content may be out of date, but these documents contain more detail than the current 2007 curriculum. All statements can be downloaded in PDF format.
NRICH publishes mathematics enrichment resources for pupils of all ages, including discussion forums and a mathematics thesaurus. Provided by the University of Cambridge (UK) for teachers and students of mathematics.
This site is part of Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) – The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s online learning site. It is for both primary and secondary teachers of mathematics.
This site is part of Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) – The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s online learning site. It is for both primary and secondary teachers of science.
The science learning hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists and provides resources for teachers for schools 5-10.
This section of the Statistics New Zealand website is designed for teachers of both primary and secondary school-level students.
This site is part of Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) – The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s online learning site. The site is dedicated to Technology teachers, students and all those with an interest in technology education in New Zealand. It is for both primary and secondary teachers of technology.