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Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS)

Applications for the 2018/19 CSIRO ASSETS program are open from 22 May to 12 June 2018. Students from all over Australia will come together at one of three summer schools to be held in Townsville, Newcastle and Adelaide on the following dates: Townsville: 13–21 December 2018 Newcastle: 3–11 January 2019 Adelaide: 13–21 January…

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YDC Sharing Summit 2016: Highlights

The sixth annual YDC Sharing Summit, ‘Connect, Reflect, Recharge!’, was held on 24-25 October at QUT Kelvin Grove campus. This year’s program featured a keynote presentation from Dr Chris Matthews, Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander Mathematics Alliance, who told the story of the Goompi Model (also known as the RAMR…

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Maths, story and dance: an Indigenous approach to teaching

A new method using culture-based storytelling to teach maths to Aboriginal children is reaping results. Aboriginal school children on average lag two years behind their non-Indigenous peers when it comes to maths, but according to one expert we can bridge the gap by paying better attention to culture. “Maths and science are very much…

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YDC staff team wins Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence

The YuMi Deadly Centre academic and professional staff team has won a 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in recognition of sustained performance and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching, partnerships and engagement, and research. This is the second Vice-Chancellor’s Award won by the YDC team, with the first in…

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YuMi Deadly Maths a hit in Hughenden

A small school in outback Queensland is having great success using a unique teaching program to help students learn maths and numeracy. YuMi Deadly Maths is a professional development program for teachers to help them teach maths in a more interactive and engaging way. It was developed by researchers at the Queensland University of…

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YDC Sharing Summit 2015: Highlights

The fifth annual YDC Sharing Summit, ‘Diversity within YuMi Deadly Maths’, explored how YuMi Deadly Maths develops numeracy and mathematics understanding while catering for diversity and was held on 26–27 October at the Kelvin Grove campus. This year’s program featured three informative keynotes: Beth Tailby from DET South East Region…

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PRIME Futures Program

The YuMi Deadly Centre has been selected to deliver the mathematics element of a new project to direct Indigenous students toward a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career. The centre’s YuMi Deadly Maths program forms a key part of an Indigenous STEM education project which is managed by CSIRO in partnership with…

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New YDM Lesson Plans

In collaboration with the Queensland Department of Education and Training, the YuMi Deadly Centre is developing new teacher resources for Prep (Foundation) to Year 9 to support aspects of the Australian Curriculum content descriptors and cross-curriculum priorities (in particular, embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories…

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Calls to lift basic numeracy skills for students with disabilities

Australian children with disabilities who leave school without basic numeracy skills may face a difficult future and struggle to gain employment. QUT’s YuMi Deadly Maths program was designed to lift standards of numeracy and has been adapted for use in 12 Education Queensland special schools. Early results from the program have seen high…

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Maths program to help Queensland children with a disability gain employment

A Queensland special school is shaking up how to teach mathematics in a bid to reverse poor rates of employment for people with disabilities. Goodna Special School is one of 12 special schools running the YuMi Deadly Maths program developed by the YuMi Deadly Centre and modified for students with disabilities. The YuMi Deadly Maths…