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The ATSIMA 2020 biennial conference is scheduled to be ‘On Country’ in Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land. This conference will be the first mathematics education conference held in a Yolngu Community. It will provide participants the opportunity to be immersed in a Yolngu Community, in Yolngu Language and Culture and exploring the teaching and learning of mathematics that values our cultures. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other delegates who hold ATSIMA's vision that "All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners will be successful in mathematics". This is an event not to be missed! Please distribute to your networks.

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ATSIMA vision is 'all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners will be successful in mathematics'.


The signed ATSIMA canvas that you see as the background of this website is a very important part of ATSIMA history. 

Professional Development in 2019

March 2019
Dr Chris Matthews visited Roma Mitchell Secondary College and worked with teachers from the Department of Education in South Australia aound the theme Indigenous Perspectives in Algebraic Reasoning.

Below is some feedback received from the sessions.

'Humorous, respectful, knowledgeable, relaxed, humane, interesting and interested'

'Very engaging dance activity and connection with compiling equations from it'

'It was particularly valuable to look at mathematics through 1 or more different lenses, cultural perspectives, big picture, making connections'

'I believe there are some valuable takeaways that coulc be applied immediately to learning and learners'

January 2019
Dr Chris Matthews and Kargun Fogarty visited  Gumbaynggirr Country (Coffs Harbour) for Bulari Muurlay Nyanggan (Two Paths Strong) Aboriginal Corporation. They presented some PD sessions for their staff, students in the Community and teachers.

Below is some feedback received from the sessions.

'It provided me with a completely different perspective of how to teach maths. Maths is a difficult subject for teachers to incorporate indigenous content, but this has provided me with skills to easily do so in the classroom. It's so amazing to see and learn how to'.

'Learning about the Indigenous man on the $50 note and all of his incredible inventions. I had no idea who he was until our today. I want to make sure everyone knows his story now. Also, breaking down linear equations into patterns. It makes so much more sense to initially teach it that way'.



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