YuMi Deadly Maths

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Teaching mathematics to students with disability

Professor Tom Cooper delighted attendees at Down Syndrome Queensland’s annual Endless Possibilities conference in March with his workshop on teaching mathematics to students with disability. “Really learned about kinaesthetic mathematics which was great – he has a great sense of humour” “Just as motivating as he was 20 years ago when he…

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2017 Highlights

In 2017 the YuMi Deadly Centre partnered with 85 schools in projects to provide YuMi Deadly Maths training to more than 300 teachers. We delivered 68 days of teacher professional development and 86 days of school visits in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Phew! Highlights and key research findings from 2017…

Teachers discuss the criteria they used to sort items into categories during one of the Sharing Summit presentations
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YDC Sharing Summit reflections and feedback

At the end of October, 50 educators travelled from as far afield as Port Lincoln, South Australia, to join the YDC team for the seventh annual YDC Sharing Summit at QUT Kelvin Grove in sunny Brisbane (or ‘Paradise’ as one participant wrote on the feedback form). Attendees enjoyed a wonderful variety of presentations (choosing from 16 in…

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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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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…