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ERIC Number: EJ824761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts
Perry, Bob; Howard Peter
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v13 n4 p4-9 2008
From 1999-2005, the Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts (MIC) project was implemented by the Board of Studies, New South Wales (NSW), in conjunction with the NSW Department of Education and Training, and academics from two universities. MIC project members worked with schools and communities at two sites: a primary school in an urban community in western Sydney and both a primary and secondary school in a rural site in western NSW. These two sites were selected because of the significant enrollment of Aboriginal students in the schools. MIC focused on establishing learning teams comprising teachers, Aboriginal educators and local Aboriginal community people to develop contextual, multistage mathematics units that suited the learning needs of the local Aboriginal students. This article reports on the implementation of MIC at the rural site. (Contains 3 figures.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia