The Ministry is migrating nzmaths content to Tāhurangi.           
Relevant and up-to-date teaching resources are being moved to Tāhūrangi ( 
When all identified resources have been successfully moved, this website will close. We expect this to be in June 2024. 
e-ako maths, e-ako Pāngarau, and e-ako PLD 360 will continue to be available. 

For more information visit

image map.

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6Year 7Year 8

The following examples of student work illustrate achievement at the mathematics standard for years 3 and 4.

The task used in this illustration was part of a whole-school integrated studies unit to build on student interest in the Rugby World Cup 2011. It was adapted from Figure It Out, Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking: Book One, Levels 2–3, pages 6–7.

The task relates to achievement objectives for Number and Algebra from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.

The Task

Rugby Scores

Discuss with your students the scoring system used in rugby to make sure that they understand it: 5 points for a try, 2 for a conversion (that is, 7 for a converted try), and 3 for a penalty or a drop goal.

The Aroha Primary School rugby team won their last game 28–5. Find at least two scoring combinations that could have given them their 28 points.

Some features of students’ work used to make judgments in relation to the mathematics standard are described below. 

Rugby Scores: Illustrating the year 3 standard
Rugby Scores: Illustrating the year 4 standard

PDF of this task and Illustrations of the year 3 and 4 standards (1.46MB)