Welcome to the PMA
Primary Mathematics Association

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We are all enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about mathematics learning, especially in primary schools. However, we are also all in fulltime employment in schools, universities or other educational fields, so we are constantly juggling the many demands upon us.

Here are some brief introductions for our main contacts.

President - Vivienne Mallabar

Viv has been an Associate Leader of Learning at Ormiston Junior College since early 2016. Prior to that she worked as a facilitator for Evaluation Associates. Maths has always been an area of interest for her and she loves the passionate educators who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of students and teachers as part of the PMA. The yearly seminar allows sharing of ideas from International Keynotes, math facilitators and expert classroom teachers and supports current shifts in the thinking and pedagogy of Math. Come along and see what we offer. You can contact Viv at viv@ojc.co.nz

Vice-president- Jo Patrick

Jo Patrick (Dip Tchng, MEd (Hons)) is an Associate Principal at Long Bay Primary School, teaching a Year 3 class. She has had a long passion for and involvement in mathematics education professional development, spending 8 years as an advisor of mathematics education and numeracy facilitator. She has been a committee member of the Primary Mathematics Association since 1996. Jo can be contacted at jopatrick61@gmail.com

Anglea Spavin - PMA TreasurerTreasurer- Angela Spavin.

Angela Spavin has been an essential member of the PMA committee for many years. Angela has an extensive educational background; she has been a classroom teacher, a pre-service lecturer and now works in student support services.  She enjoys being involved in registration and organisation of the Primary Mathematics Association One Day Seminars held at Waipuna Conference Centre every year.

Angela holds a passion for Maths Education and is currently a Student Support Adviser of Mathematics for the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland.

She can be contacted by email at a.spavin@auckland.ac.nz

If you are keen to join the PMA committee, please contact any of our main committee members listed here, who can give you further information. We generally meet four-five times a year.

Other committee members’ contact details:

Vanitha Govini vgovini1@gamil.com
Anne Milburn annemilburnconsulting@gmail.com
Helen Walters h.walters@orcon.net.nz
Barbara Taylor niki211@windowslive.com
Jo Knox jo@mathsdevelopment.co.nz
Pamela Perger p.perger@auckland.ac.nz