Mathematics at Ruahine School is purposeful and engaging. Students explore a variety of concepts across the New Zealand Curriculum.  Mathematical topics interconnect and this supports learners to make sense of mathematics. 

As well as developing core knowledge, such as basic facts, we apply mathematics to real-life and problematic contexts. We provide opportunities for the children to discuss their ways of solving problems - there is not one correct way! This allows children to learn from each other and to reaffirm their own learning. Teachers and learners use 'talk moves' to facilitate discussions. Learners question, explain, justify, revoice, prompt and actively listen. Teachers and students provide wait time to allow others time to think. 

Our teaching and learning of Mathematics focuses on:

Number and Algebra

Geometry and Measurement


How we support and extend our learners in their mathematics learning: