Project dates: 21/11/2012  Ongoing
This project began as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project – LP120200591 Accelerating the mathematics learning of low socioeconomic status junior secondary students, shortened to XLR8 Maths. The Linkage project ran from late 2012 to late 2016 and partnered with three state secondary schools in Brisbane. It developed a replacement curriculum program for students working at approximately four years below the level of their peers in junior secondary cohorts with an aim to enable students to develop sufficient skills, understandings and confidence to access mainstream Year 10 mathematics classes.
XLR8 modifies the strictly topicbased vertical curriculum of the AIM project. Number and algebra concepts from early understandings of quantity and place value through to linear algebra are sequenced across 15 units of learning experiences. These experiences draw on real contexts found in measurement, geometry, statistics and probability and provide opportunities to demonstrate the connectedness of mathematical ideas across strands within the curriculum.
The XLR8 Mathematics project provides 15 units covering concepts from early understandings to Year 9 that can be taught as a two or threeyear mathematics program across Years 7 to 9. The XLR8 Mathematics program is supported by written and online resources including sample RAMR lessons, some sample worksheets with accompanying notes for teaching, templates, portfolio tasks, and assessment and recording tools. This set of intervention materials is now available for further trial, adaptation and implementation in school contexts.
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 ARC Linkage (2012  2016)
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