Schools from Port Lincoln and Adelaide recently completed their two-year YuMi Deadly Maths training as part of the PRIME Futures program and have been generating some media coverage that we would like to share.
The fifth and final professional development workshops for Clusters 5 and 6 in South Australia were held in September. Teachers came together to share their successes in using the YuMi Deadly Maths approach with their students. They also joined with community members to visit sites of cultural significance to the local Aboriginal community.
Brett Osborne, a teacher from Kirton Point Primary School in Port Lincoln, uses the reality of fishing, cooking and football with his students. “In learning about YuMi, I’ve just realised maths is everywhere … Just by going and kicking a footy, you’ll have 100 possible maths questions for the kids,” he said.Read more in this article from the Port Lincoln Times View this video news story filmed at the Port Lincoln workshop
Poonindie staff visit to Queensland
Following the workshops, staff from Poonindie Community Learning Centre, a small school 18 km north of Port Lincoln, travelled to Brisbane last week to gain some tips from schools that have successfully sustained YuMi Deadly Maths after completing the intensive two-year training.
They visited two YDM Centre for Excellence schools, Rockville State School in Toowoomba and Kingston State School in Brisbane, and spent a day with YDC staff at QUT, joined by Faye Boys, Master Teacher from Victoria Park State School in Mackay (another YDM Centre for Excellence school).
The visit was made possible using prize money won by teacher Clint Beard, who was awarded South Australian Primary Teacher of the Year in 2017 for his work at Poonindie.View video of Clint Beard and students at Poonindie Community Learning Centre, South Australia, using the YuMi Deadly Maths approach
YDC Sharing Summit – last chance to register!
The South Australian schools involved in PRIME Futures have shown impressive energy and commitment to YuMi Deadly Maths. Two Adelaide schools will join 14 schools from Queensland and four from Western Australia at the YDC Sharing Summit on 29–30 October to showcase their successes. It’s not too late to register for the summit – registrations close on 23 October.Register for the YDC Sharing Summit here Download YDC Sharing Summit program
PRIME Futures is funded by CSIRO in partnership with the BHP Billiton Foundation. For more information about YuMi Deadly Maths, please contact us.