The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), formally incorporated in 2015, aims to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in mathematics. This presentation will reflect on the learnings from three main projects of ATSIMA:
Garma Maths project a partnership with Yirrkala Community School, Eastern Arnhemland;
NSW STEM Camp partnership with NSW Department of Education and NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AECG) and
2014 ATSIMA Conference. Drawing on these experiences, we will explore what it means to have quality teaching and learning in mathematics for Aboriginal students. Quality teaching and learning will be the focus of ATSIMA’s 2016 conference.
Dr Chris Matthews, Griffith University, ATSIMA, QLD
Dr Chris Matthews is from the Quandamooka people of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) in Queensland Australia. Chris has received a PhD in applied mathematics from Griffith University and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University. Chris has undertaken numerous research projects within applied mathematics and mathematics education. More recently, Chris was the patron and expert advisor for the Make It Count Project; a large mathematics education project coordinating education research within clusters of schools across Australia with the specific aim of improving mathematics education for Indigenous students. Chris was the co-chair of the Griffith University Working Party to develop and implement an Indigenised curriculum across the whole University. The work is part of an Office of Teaching and Learning (OLT) Grant, DEEWR. Currently, Chris is the chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) which aims to improve educational outcomes in mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners.
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