The Famous PMA Seminar Day

The Famous PMA Seminar Day

Refresh, Reflect & Rediscover the Joy of Maths & Stats

Saturday, March 16th, 2024
At Waipuna Conference Centre

PMA 2024: Refresh, Reflect & Rediscover the Joy of Maths & Stats

We are happy to confirm that our 2024 Seminar Day will be held on Saturday March 16th, 2024, at Waipuna Conference Centre. We have the honour of hosting Associate Professor Pania Te Maro as our 2024 keynote speaker!  You can read Pania’s bio and presentation abstract below.

2024 Keynote: Associate Professor Pania Te Maro

Divergence, convergence and making maths connections


Teachers of mathematics are experts at juggling while walking the high wire and dodging rubber bullets. In this presentation a pāngarau approach is offered recognising the many variables in classrooms that teachers manage on a minute, by minute basis, as you deftly navigate the divergence and convergence of worlds of mokopuna and mathematics, supporting them to find connections.

Ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapū te awa, ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, ko Te whānau ā Pōkai te hapū, ko Pōkai te wharenui, ko Te Kapa a Hinekōpeka te tūrangawaewae, ko Pania Te Maro ahau.


I am mum of 5 and nana of 12 mokopuna. I have taught in Kōhanga reo, primary and secondary school rūmaki units and was a teaching Tumuaki (principal) of a Kura ā-Iwi teaching in kura teina and wharekura. My research focusses on maths and stats education in the compulsory sector in both kaupapa Māori and kaupapa English schools. I am aware that each context is better managed by those who are working within the context, therefore I do not have answers. Only ideas and experiences to share.


I am currently an Associate Professor, with responsibilities as Kaihautū Māori and Kaiārahi Tiriti for the Institute of Education and Associate Dean Māori for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University. My hope is to engage in positive, constructively challenging, hope-filled ways to sustain mātauranga Māori in/by/through education, enabling greater inclusion in all that is Aotearoa.

Early bird registration: $170pp (or $150pp if a full-time student) when paid in full by March 1st, 2024.

Full registration: $200pp (or $170pp if a full-time student) applies after March 1st.


When schools register five teachers, the sixth teacher is free!

You can find out more about the PMA 2024 Seminar via the buttons below. 

The programme will go live by the end of 2023 and registrations on February 1st, 2024.