Listen to a podcast where The Random Sample from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) chats with Professor Chris Matthews in Making a Connection to Culture.
Patterns are at the heart of mathematics. In fact, mathematics has sometimes been called a science of patterns.
When it comes to mathematics and Indigenous students in our classroooms, the ‘pattern’ Chris sees isn’t a good one.
Chris says there are strong connections between mathematics and Aboriginal culture and that these connections need to be used to transform how Aboriginal students learn maths. Even more, Chris believes these connections, and this education, can create a ‘pattern’ for success for all teachers and students when it comes to teaching and learning mathematics.