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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 Reference Desk.

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.

Classroom Resources

Introduction to each human body system. Anatomy and physiology presented in 3D model sets, 3D animations and illustrations for 12 units: Cells and tissues, Integumentary, Skeleton and joints, Muscle types, Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive.

Databases

Britannica School offers resources for students of all levels. Features three unique interfaces to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, making Britannica School the go-to site for research for all students.
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: Coverage: 1978- Index, 2000- Full-text.
An indexing and full-text database, containing in-depth coverage of the learning, teaching and management issues facing all teaching professionals. Contributions come from leading researchers in teacher training and include articles on policy, curriculum and pedagogical developments. Created in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
Coverage: 1970 to present
Includes ProQuest Science, Sports Medicine & Education Index, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Science & Technology, 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 science and technology.
Coverage: 1997 to present (Full text)
SpringerLink is the integrated platform for books, journals, and reference works published by Springer, a major publisher of scientific, technological and medical books and journals. Also includes materials in business & management, economics, education, law, humanities and social sciences.

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

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.
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.
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