GHD Foundation advances mathematics education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
GHD Foundation’s new partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) continues the commitment to improving equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education and employment, by highlighting the M in STEAM.
ATSIMA believes in the importance of mathematics education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and delivers STEAM camps, professional development sessions, school programs, conferences and webinars for communities throughout Australia.
This grant will support ATSIMA to develop and implement a suite of resources for students up to year 10 which are aligned to the new Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The materials will empower teachers with culturally responsive content that connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
“Partnering with ATSIMA strongly aligns with our commitment to delivering more teaching and learning opportunities in the STEAM curriculum. We know that mathematics is a lifelong learning tool essential for problem solving, reasoning, logic and also boosts confidence and resilience so improving accessibility to maths for all is something we feel really strongly about,” Jo Metcalfe, GHD Foundation Managing Director shares.
“Our 1000+ members have been calling for more resources that focus on mathematics education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. We are very excited about the partnership with GHD Foundation because it will give us the capability to meet this high demand working towards improving mathematics education in schools nationwide.”, Prof. Chris Matthews, Chair, ATSIMA.