Firefly Education recently established a partnership with ATSIMA (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Association) – an organisation that works with schools to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners be successful in mathematics.
In this partnership, Firefly will share our educational publishing expertise and production resources, while ATSIMA will share its rich knowledge of Indigenous perspectives and mathematical education. Together, we aim to create valuable resources we can each share with our wider educational communities.
ATSIMA chairman, Professor Chris Matthews, a Quandamooka man from Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) visited the Firefly campus (on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Country) to create a series of videos on incorporating cultural perspectives in mathematics. Chris wants these videos to showcase what is possible when we embed Indigenous perspectives into our mathematics education system.
He explains, ‘by bringing these perspectives into the maths classroom, we help both Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids understand the complexity of our culture.’
If you’re interested in finding out more about incorporating Indigenous perspectives into your maths lessons, these videos are a great place to start.
We look forward to working together with ATSIMA to create a lasting partnership.
To learn more about ATSIMA and its mission, visit: https://atsima.com.