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YuMi Deadly Maths North Queensland project participants at final PD workshop, Townsville, October 2019
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Farewell to the QUT YuMi Deadly Centre for Mathematics Education Research

As 2019 and the YuMi Deadly Centre draw to a close, we’d like to share some highlights of 2019 and some final messages. But first, we are very pleased to announce that many new resources have been uploaded to the Resources page of this website – read on to find out more. Mathematics teaching resources still available Good news: although…

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Indigenous STEM Awards: Nominations open 2 September

The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise, reward and promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying and working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The role of professionals, teachers and mentors is also recognised in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students…

Professor Tom Cooper with maths materials
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Closure of the YuMi Deadly Centre

We are sad to advise that Professor Tom Cooper, Director of the YuMi Deadly Centre at QUT, will be retiring on 30 September this year. With his retirement and for other operational reasons, QUT has decided to close the YuMi Deadly Centre at the end of the year. The centre will honour all current projects that are due to finish at the end…

Faye Boys, Master Teacher at Victoria Park State School, and staff from Poonindie Community Learning Centre enjoy lunch with YDC staff at QUT in October
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Annual highlights and season’s greetings

As the year draws to a close we would like to share some highlights from 2018 and look ahead to what’s happening in 2019. The many highlights and achievements make this quite a long post, so grab yourself a cuppa and settle in! The year at a glance This year YDC has engaged with 78 schools to deliver intensive one-year and two-year YuMi…

Keynote session Mundanara Bayles at YDC Sharing Summit 2018
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Sharing Summit reflections

The eighth annual YDC Sharing Summit on 29–30 October was a wonderful two days of informative and inspiring presentations from schools involved in YDC research projects across Australia. The summit opened with a heartfelt Welcome to Country from Uncle Sam Watson, who spoke of his family connections and blood ties to the traditional…

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What do students think about YuMi Deadly Maths?

If you are in the early stages of using the YuMi Deadly Maths pedagogy, or considering whether to invest in the training, you might wonder what your students will think about this new teaching approach and whether it will be worthwhile. To help answer this question, we would like to share an inspiring story of success from St Ursula’s…

Staff of Poonindie Community Learning Centre visit Kingston State School
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“Maths is everywhere”: South Australian schools complete YDM training

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…

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Catch that worm! Early bird closing soon

The closing date is fast approaching for two not-to-be-missed opportunities: early bird registration for the YDC Sharing Summit, and applications for the 2018 Indigenous STEM Awards. Both close on Friday 28 September. This year’s Sharing Summit is shaping up to be our best yet. Not only will you experience the insights of our two…

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YDC Sharing Summit 2018: Keynote speakers announced

Start getting excited because we have two amazing keynote speakers to educate, entertain and inspire you at the Sharing Summit: Mundanara Bayles and Scott Gorringe. Mundanara Bayles, Managing Director, the BlackCard Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba…

YDC Sharing Summit 2017
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YDC Sharing Summit 2018: Registrations now open

Have you been to a YDC Sharing Summit? Have you perhaps presented at one or would you like to? Now is the time to start putting your plans into action. Join us at the eighth annual YDC Sharing Summit on 29 and 30 October 2018 to explore how to develop and sustain excellence in mathematics pedagogy and delivery through YuMi Deadly Maths…

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Indigenous STEM Awards 2018: Nominations open on 27 August

The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise, reward and promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying and working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The role of professionals, teachers and mentors is also recognised in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students…

Jim Lowe with Innisfail State College award winners (photo credit: Maria Girgenti)
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Congratulations to the 2017 CSIRO Indigenous STEM award winners!

In March we were delighted to hear that several participants in the PRIME Futures Program had won 2017 Indigenous STEM awards. Jim Lowe, YDC Senior Research Associate, recently attended ceremonies in Townsville and Innisfail where the award winners were presented with their medals and certificates. Camila Zuniga-Greve won a teacher award…