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There’s a body of historical African examples that universities can use to teach a more inclusive mathematical sciences curriculum. GettyImages

What connects Shaka Zulu, decolonisation and mathematical models

Decolonising mathematical sciences is possible. The answer lies in rediscovering existing African examples of teaching maths and including them in the Western body of knowledge.
How can we change math instruction to meet the needs of today’s kids? World Bank Photo Collection / flickr

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Northern Territory has the highest proportion of Indigenous school students. Neda Vanovac/AAP

Infographic: Are we making progress on Indigenous education?

Indigenous students who graduate from university have slightly higher full-time employment prospects than their non-Indigenous peers.
Less students are choosing to undertake more complex maths subjects because they want to maximise their tertiary admission score. Shutterstock

Maximising ATARs: why studying maths doesn’t add up

The percentage of students taking intermediate or advanced mathematics at school has declined significantly. Why is this happening and why does it matter? Why the decline? Some factors that influence whether…

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