Accelerated Inclusive Mathematics – Early Understandings (AIM EU)

Project dates: 12/03/2015 - Ongoing

This adaptation of AIM to the early years combines mathematics learning for Foundation to Year 2 with the understandings normally provided prior to school. It is particularly suited to schools where students start school with little cultural capital to excel in schoolwork.

In partnership with Victoria Park State School in Mackay, North Queensland, YDC researchers have developed modules designed to improve teacher capacity through use of diagnostic tools to identify barriers to early understanding and to accelerate learning so all students attain satisfactory or higher levels of mathematical knowledge by Year 3, giving a solid foundation on which to build primary maths.

The AIM EU modules include Pre-Foundational to Year 2 units in Number, Operations and Algebra, covering counting, patterning, functions and equations, place value, quantity, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, fractions, and problem solving.

Funding / Grants

  • Self-funded by schools

Chief Investigators




  • , , , & (2017) Developing a theoretical framework to inform the design of a teacher professional development program to enable foundation to year 2 teachers of mathematics to build on Indigenous and low-SES students' cultural capital. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 19(3), pp. 94-116.
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