Mathematics and Indigenous people


Dr Christopher Matthews, Griffith University
This colloquium will be held at 11am, 31st March, in Parnell 07-222 postponed to later in the semester.

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Increasing Indigenous participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has become an important educational issue at all levels of education. As part of this agenda, Dr Matthews has been exploring ways to connect Indigenous students with mathematics education. This presentation will explore the connection between mathematics and culture and how this can transform mathematics education for Indigenous students. In addition, this presentation will highlight the development and implementation of an Indigenous STEM Camp held in NSW i.e. how can these initiatives increase Indigenous participation in STEM? Dr Matthews will then draw on lessons learnt and how these could be transferable to the Physics Community.