The Famous PMA Seminar Day

The Famous PMA Seminar Day

Success Stories in Mathematics and Statistics — 30 years of PMA

Saturday March 25th, 2023, at Ormiston Junior College

PMA 2023

We are happy to confirm that our 2023 Seminar Day will be held on Saturday March 25th, 2023, at Ormiston Junior College. We hope to make it an extra memorable day as it will be the 30th Anniversary of the PMA Seminar Days! 


We can confirm that we have the honour of hosting Associate Professor Robin Averill as our 2023 keynote speaker! You can read Robin’s bio and presentation abstract below.

2023 Keynote: Associate Professor Robin Averill


Robin Averill is an Associate Professor in Te Whānau o Ako Pai at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington. Robin has worked extensively in primary and secondary mathematics and statistics teacher education and contributed to many mathematics and statistics resources and research projects. Robin’s research in culturally responsive teaching and equitable learning opportunities is grounded in teachers’ and students’ views and practice. Robin is passionate about promoting excellent mathematics and statistics teaching that stimulates thinking and exploration in ways that develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, confidence, curiosity, pleasure and a thirst for more.


Developing ākonga pleasure, confidence and capabilities in using proportional thinking: Karawhiua!
Tēnā koutou, talofa, mālō e lelei, kia orāna, bula, fakalofa lahi atu, mālo ni, fakatalofa atu, namaste, warm greetings, tēnā tātou katoa.

Being able to understand and use proportional thinking with confidence is important for success in many areas of mathematics, statistics and the wider curriculum. We all use proportional thinking every day in diverse ways. Being able to reason with and about proportions is essential for our ākonga to be numerate members of society. In this celebratory interactive presentation, we will explore a wide range of research-based success stories for helping ākonga latch onto and enjoy being able to think and reason with proportions. Our focus will span curriculum levels 1-4 across Number and Algebra, Measurement, and Statistics and Probability. He waka eke noa. Together we will explore engaging, purposeful and fun ways to help ākonga use equipment, representations, rich tasks, singing, explaining and practice to think proportionally and confidently use proportions. Me tīmata tātou.

Early bird registration: $120pp (or $100pp if a full-time student) when paid in full by March 1st, 2023.

Full registration: $150pp (or $120pp 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 2023 Seminar via the buttons below. 

The programme will go live by the end of 2022 and registrations will open Feb 1st, 2023.