Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships.

At Milford School, we aim to promote students thinking in mathematics, and develop strategies for how best to solve problems. Mathematics uses symbols, graphs and diagrams to find and communicate patterns and relationships in a variety of situations.

There are three main areas of mathematics. They are:

Number and Algebra

Geometry and Measurement


Our classroom programmes cover all three areas every year, with each year level building on the student’s prior knowledge and understandings. Within our mathematics programme sits numeracy. Numeracy focuses on the knowledge and strategies students need to be successful mathematicians.

A recent parent information evening was held, and the powerpoint presentation is attached here.

The Ministry has published a great resource for parents which you can access if you click on this link: “Home School Partnership:Numeracy Activities”.

NZMaths is a great website and this link will take you to the families section, which has activities you can do to support your child’s learning.

The links below show the knowledge and skills required at the various numeracy stages (these are not age levels or year levels).


Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3              Stage 3 Strategy

Stage 4              Stage 4 Strategy

Stage 5 Pt 1      Stage 5 Pt 2      Stage 5 Strategy

Stage 6 Pt 1      Stage 6 Pt 2      Stage 6 Strategy

Stage 7 Pt 1      Stage 7 Pt 2      Stage 7 Strategy

Stage 8 Pt 1      Stage 8 Pt 2      Stage 8 Strategy