PRIME Futures

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…

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…

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…

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…

YDC staff, PRIME Futures participants and community members gather around fire pit
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Engaging with community in South Australia

Participants in the Adelaide PRIME Futures cluster recently enjoyed a special cultural session as part of the fourth round of YuMi Deadly Maths PD workshops. Young Indigenous students from remote communities in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia come to Wiltja Boarding residential college in Adelaide for their…

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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…