Welcome to the PMA
Primary Mathematics Association

Children learning maths - Primary Mathematics Association

Primary Mathematics AssociationWelcome to our website!

The Primary Mathematics Association (PMA) is a voluntary, professional organisation of people who are interested in the learning and teaching of mathematics at all levels within the primary school.

Our objectives are:

  • To provide opportunities for teachers to share and associate with others, searching for ways to provide optimum mathematics learning opportunities for children
  • To promote and support research into mathematics learning and teaching
  • Investigate and assist in the development of mathematics programmes, CWSA and CWSN
  • Raise community awareness of the need for children to have access to quality programmes which provide challenge and enjoyment
  • Promote and encourage an awareness of cultural influences and gender issues related to the learning and teaching of mathematics

Our major event is our yearly seminar day held at Waipuna Conference Centre in Auckland. The date for 2016 has been set for Saturday April 2nd and the theme and is “Basics and Beyond”. We are delighted to have Vince Wright (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne) as our keynote speaker addressing “Knowing how to teach mathematics - What’s important and what’s not?”