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Maori have natural affinity with math.

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Minister of Education Hekia Parata says Maori have a natural affinity with maths which she wants to see encouraged.

Hekia Parata says this being Math Week in schools it is an ideal time to reflect on what is a challenging area not just for Maori children but New Zealand children in general. 

She says the way ancestors navigated across the oceans involved a mathematical feat of great proportions

Hekia Parata says in more modern times for young people it is things like working out which is the best mobile phone and what will a new pair of gung ho shoes will cost.

She says maths is involved in everything and everybody can learn it.
 

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