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Mathematics is about the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space and time.
Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data.

These two disciplines are related but different ways of thinking and of solving problems. Both equip students with effective means for investigating interpreting, explaining and making sense of the world in which they live. The New Zealand Curriculum.
- Solve problems involving Mathematics using a variety of approaches and or strategies;
- Calculate with accuracy, efficiency, confidence and be alert to the reasonableness of the results;
- Use concrete apparatus/materials, calculators and computers as an aid to developing mathematical concepts;
- Estimate with increasing accuracy in basic computation and measurement;
- Use the correct mathematical language;
- Have Mathematical talent fostered;
- Think creatively, critically, strategically, and logically;
- Learn to structure and to organise;
- Carry out procedures flexibly and accurately;
- Process and communicate information;
- Enjoy an intellectual challenge.