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Prof Peter Buckskin

Prof Peter Buckskin

This groundbreaking project will increase the number of our people with the capability and aspirations to undertake tertiary study in disciplines underpinned by Mathematics.

Excellence and Equity in Maths

[xe] project objectives

(a) to improve Indigenous student achievement in mathematics and numeracy education by closing the gap in achievement in numeracy and mathematics education between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Australian schools;

(b) to increase the number of Indigenous students with the capability and aspirations to undertake tertiary study in disciplines underpinned by mathematics.

[xe] project deliverables

The [xe] project includes seven interrelated strategies:

  1. a national audit and review of current professional practices, mathematical teaching resources and university outreach programs in science and mathematics;
  2. design and implementation of a series of school pilot projects and university case studies;
  3. consultation with students, educators, academic staff, mathematics curriculum experts, Indigenous teachers and other stakeholders in the design, delivery and evaluation of the project;
  4. publication of project findings and effective digital learning resources with an Indigenous focus to a national web portal;
  5. presentation of project findings and resources to a range of forums for Indigenous student events, and professional learning events for teachers and academics;
  6. data collection to measure the success of the project against AMSPP program objectives and project objectives, and
  7. liaise with the Office of the Chief Scientist and engage with other projects under AMSPP.

[xe] announcements

Project plan & schedule

The [xe] project commenced in December 2014 and will conclude in December 2017.
[xe] schedule

Download [xe] project plan (PDF) »


Project budget

$783,000 in total funds for 2015-17 with additional co-contributions by project partners.

Excellence and Equity in Maths [xe.edu.au] is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program.

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[xe] project partners