Project Dates: 2016
What was the aim of this research?
To gather and share what effective Pāngarau (mathematics) teaching practice looked like in Māori medium settings. The research findings were presented in a series of case studies and learning stories that illustrated how experienced kaiako (teachers) prepared themselves and their ākonga (students) for success in Pāngarau. These snapshots of exemplary Pāngarau practice were intended to highlight how kaiako could create their own “magic” and enhanced the quality of Pāngarau teaching and learning for all ākonga in their classroom and kura.
Why was it important?
This research highlights the exemplary practice of kaiako when teaching Pāngarau to share some of the magical moments they create with ākonga. In order to demystify the magic in their practice, the research project provided a range of case studies and learning stories that illustrated how these seven kaiako support ākonga success and achievement in Pāngarau. The data for Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori (Ministry of Education, 2014) suggested that urgent attention was required to support ākonga achievement in Pāngarau. The findings of this report provided further insights for Māori medium educators to support ākonga to be learners who are excited, passionate and successful in Pāngarau.
What was the potential impact of the research?
This research helped current classroom teachers, teacher trainees, policy makers and whānau interested in understanding how exemplary kaiako teach Pāngarau.
Tēnei anō te mihi maioha ki a koutou mō ngā whakaaro i whārikihia nei ki ngā kairangahau. Anō te pai o te noho tahi me te kōrero tahi hei tauira atu i ngā āhuatanga whakaako i te Pāngarau. Ka tika hoki, inā te mahi, he mahi rangatira.