“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” - Confucius 551-479 BC
Every Educaid specialises in ‘hands on’ maths resources and has been proudly serving the New Zealand teaching community for over 40 years.
Our links with New Zealand education go back to the 1800’s however!
As owners, we are proud of our rich New Zealand heritage. Our ancestors valued education highly and were part of New Zealand’s early history.
Richard’s Great Great Great Grandfather, Kamariera Wharepapa, was one of 11 chiefs who travelled to England in 1863. While in England he was presented to Queen Victoria. His plea to her ‘that all our little children and all of our youth may be taught’ was answered in 1872 when Dr Gennes Fraser arrived in the Mangakahia Valley to open the first school. The school started with 35 students and several adults with Kamariera as Chairman and his wife Elizabeth as interpreter.
Sarah’s Great Great Grandfather, Alfred Saunders, arrived at Nelson on the Fifeshire in 1842, jumping from the longboat and wading ashore to be Nelson’s first settler! His political career spanned 41 years and he is credited as one the founders of the early New Zealand education system, first in Nelson, and later New Zealand when it was copied as the National System.
While much has changed since the 1800’s the value of ‘hands on’ manipulatives in teaching maths has not. They allow learners to construct their own cognitive models for abstract mathematical ideas and processes, provide a common language to communicate ideas to teachers and other learners and increase interest and enjoyment of maths – a critical factor in determining long term mathematical ability.
Our aim is to provide teachers with ‘hands on’ maths manipulatives that encourage our children to become life-long learners. We understand the increasing pressures on teacher’s time and budgets, so our promise to you is simple:
1. The best products.
Every Educaid is the largest provider of New Zealand Maths Curriculum Resources to New Zealand schools. We have collaborated with Numeracy Advisors around New Zealand to develop both Numeracy and Maths Kits of our most popular manipulatives to save you time and money.
2. The best prices.
We aim to offer the best value for money. Not only do we offer every day low prices, we also offer a FLAT FREIGHT RATE of $6.90 ex GST for anything to anywhere!
3. The best service.
We promise a SAME DAY DISPATCH for orders received before 12 noon Monday to Friday. We specialise in new school and classroom start ups and provide a bespoke service, working with your team to provide the best solution for your individual community and budget.
Thank you for support.
Richard and Sarah Bowman, Owners