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Essence Statement

In mathematics and statistics, students explore relationships in quantities, space, and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them to make sense of the world around them.

Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space, and time. Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data.

By learning mathematics and statistics, students develop other important thinking skills. They learn to create models and predict outcomes, to conjecture, to justify and verify, and to seek patterns and generalisations.


There are three learning strands; number and algebra, geometry and measurement, and statistics.

  • Number and algebra
  • Number knowledge
  • Equations and expressions
  • Patterns and relationships
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Measurement
  • Shape
  • Position and orientation
  • Tranformation
  • Statistics
  • Statistical literacy
  • Probability

Onehunga Primary Concept Curriculum Plan

The maths programme is based on the New Zealand Maths Numeracy Programme -

We follow the numeracy progressions and adhere to the National Standards. Teachers undergo regular professional development in mathematics.

Maths overviews are decided within teams based on the following ratios:

Junior - number/strand ratio of 80:20 ('strand' refers to the aspects of mathematics other than 'number')

Middle and senior - number/strand ratio of 60:40

Strand topics are integrated throughout our concept curriculum across the school. Planning is undertaken in teams and based on assessment and identified student need. Reporting to parents is done through 3-way conversations, goal setting interviews, mid and end of year reports.

Monitoring and Assessment

Formative assessment, teacher observations, GLOSS, IKAN student profiles, NumPa, knowledge tests at all stages, basic facts tests, e-asTTle, PAT, strand pre- and post-tests, in-school programmes and events, in-class extension, maths week, Mathletics, CODSBRRICS. Teacher Aide support is provided for children requiring extra assistance.

In the past, ICAS tests were paper-based. This year 2019, the students will now take these tests online. 
Because of our limited digital resources, OPS will no longer provide this assessment. Hopefully in the near future, this will be driven again. 


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