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:
- a national audit and review of current professional practices, mathematical teaching resources and university outreach programs in science and mathematics;
- design and implementation of a series of school pilot projects and university case studies;
- consultation with students, educators, academic staff, mathematics curriculum experts, Indigenous teachers and other stakeholders in the design, delivery and evaluation of the project;
- publication of project findings and effective digital learning resources with an Indigenous focus to a national web portal;
- presentation of project findings and resources to a range of forums for Indigenous student events, and professional learning events for teachers and academics;
- data collection to measure the success of the project against AMSPP program objectives and project objectives, and
- liaise with the Office of the Chief Scientist and engage with other projects under AMSPP.
- Excellence & Equity project announcement » (2014)
- List of successful Maths and Science (AMSPP) projects »
Project plan & schedule
$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.