‘Wanna do more math’: engaging underachieving Indigenous learners the YuMi Deadly way.

Sorensen, Dean, Kidman, Gillian, & McNeill, Dion (2012) ‘Wanna do more math’: engaging underachieving Indigenous learners the YuMi Deadly way. In (Ed.) Proceedings of the Numeracy, Mathematics & Indigenous Learners National Conference, Australian Association of Matematics Teachers, Adelaide, S. Aust.. (In Press)


The Accelerating Indigenous Mathematics (AIM) Program offered by the YuMi Deadly Centre from QUT accelerates the mathematics learning of underperforming students in Years 8 - 10 by a) apportioning Years 2-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content into three years, and b) provides a teaching approach that accelerates the mathematical learning. The philosophy of the YuMi Deadly teaching approach for mathematics is one that requires a ‘body’, ‘hand’, ‘mind’ pedagogy. This presentation will provide examples of the “‘body’, ‘hand’, ‘mind’” mathematics pedagogy. In AIM classrooms, mathematics is presented this approach is having a positive impact. Students are willing ‘to have a go’ without shame; and they develop the desire to learn and improve their numeracy.

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ID Code: 56072
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Indigenous education, mathematics education, teacher aide, YuMi Deadly Mathematics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 03 Jan 2013 05:32
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 01:19

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