Teaching material

The Ministry is migrating nzmaths content to Tāhurangi.           
Relevant and up-to-date teaching resources are being moved to Tāhūrangi (tahurangi.education.govt.nz). 
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 https://tahurangi.education.govt.nz/updates-to-nzmaths

Resource finder
The most efficient way to search for teaching resources on nzmaths. Filter resources by level, strand, achievement objective, LPF aspect or resource type. Login to add search results to your teaching plans in the Planning Space.
Learning at home: information for teachers
Advice and structured weekly plans to support students learning at home.
Units of work by strand
Designed to cover approximately five days of a classroom programme and linked to achievement objectives. They include a description of the mathematics involved, a suggested teaching sequence, student activities, and any associated copymasters.
Number and Algebra units   Geometry and Measurement units   Statistics units.
Problem solving activities
An extensive collection of problem solving sessions. Each session includes a problem, a suggested teaching sequence, and possible extensions.
Rich learning activities
A collection of activities in engaging contexts in which to explore the achievement objectives from the NZC at levels 1-5.
Several differentiated approaches to engage students with varying levels of understanding are described and useful prompts for the teacher are included.
e-ako maths
More than 200 interactive student modules linked to strands and levels 1-5 of the NZC. These pedagogically sound modules illustrate best teaching practice and include authentic New Zealand contexts. Teachers can tailor learning pathways and monitor student progress.
Information about e-ako maths.
  • Picture books are an effective way to engage and entertain students. Books with mathematical content are linked to level and strand of the NZC. Suggested teaching activities are included for many of the books.
  • Figure It Out is a series of mathematics curriculum support books designed to supplement existing classroom mathematics programmes. Download teacher notes, or use the carousel interface to download individual student activities with teacher notes.
  • The Take This collection is based on the idea that you can 'take something' of interest to students and use it as a context to flexibly connect mathematics across the strands.
  • The Connected series promotes scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy and covers curriculum levels 2, 3, and 4.
  • Digital Learning Objects developed to support teaching and learning, now available password-free.
    Access learning objects by strand and/or curriculum level.
Early childhood education
Support for early childhood educators to use everyday interactions with children to foster the development of mathematical thinking. Includes early learning progressions, questions to pose, things to watch for, and ways to extend children's thinking.
  • Links to teaching and learning guides on TKI, NCEA resources, and other useful sites.
  • Ask and discuss questions relating to NCEA in the professional learning communities. Online discussion threads for each achievement standard are moderated by Secondary Mathematics and Statistics advisers.
Planning space
Create and manage teaching plans using resources from nzmaths. Plans include a summary and copies of all resources selected, and can be printed or emailed. You need to be logged in to use the planning space.