SA Museum - Culturally responsive maths workshop

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Join us at the South Australian Museum for a full day workshop 'Culturally Responsive Mathematics: FIrst Nations Histories and Cultures in the Maths Curriculum' 

Dr Caty Morris, ATSIMA and CSER Maths in Schools Team will be leading participants through an exploration of the First Nations histories and cultures content in the latest version of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Perfect for current educators and pre-service teachers of years Foundation – Year 10.

In this workshop educators will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and how to respectfully and appropriately deliver this in the maths classroom  
  • learn about ways to connect mathematics with First Nations cultures including through material culture items such as projectile technologies
  • learn about The Goompi Model that provides a framework to develop lesson strategies, plans and ideas that can be adapted to your school's context

The day will start with a private tour of the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Galleries with Dr Jared Thomas. Important connections will be made with relevant items in the Museum such as projectile technologies (e.g. spear throwers), instructional games, and fishing nets and traps.

Following the tour, participants will attend a workshop facilitated by Dr Caty Morris, where educators will receive access to lesson plan examples and teacher background information to support curriculum planning. Local contexts will be explored with the opportunity for some collaborative planning at the end of the day. 

Event Details:

Friday 14th June, 8:30am - 4:00pm

South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 

UPDATE: This event is booked out however there is a waitlist to set up a second workshop, please join the list if you would like to participate. To register for free please follow this link

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