PRIME Futures targets Foundation to Year 9 students in mainstream metropolitan and regional schools and uses the YuMi Deadly Maths (YDM) approach to improve student outcomes in mathematics.

PRIME Futures works with teachers of Foundation to Year 9 students in mainstream metropolitan and regional schools that have higher than average numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It has engaged over 7,800 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and 290 teachers to improve student outcomes in Mathematics. This program is run by the Queensland University of Technology's Yumi Deadly Centre .

YDC Director, Professor Tom Cooper

YDC Director, Professor Tom Cooper, says the program gives Indigenous students an edge in mathematics education.

The program equips teachers with necessary knowledge of mathematics, education and lesson planning to be able to make teaching decisions based on student needs. It also focuses on increasing teachers' capacity to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and deliver lessons within an Indigenous cultural context.

This assists with increasing participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in mathematics as well as improving teacher capacity to teach in Indigenous contexts.

The PRIME Futures Program combines professional development workshops, resource books, online learning and support, and action research training to reach 10 clusters of 70 schools across Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

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