Maximising sucess in Mathematics for disadvantaged students

  • Sullivan, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Mousley, Judy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zevenbergen, Robyn (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to identify strategies that teachers can use to overcome the obvious disadvantage some school students experience in learning mathematics. Currently working class and Indigenous students in Australian schools are performing very much worse than their peers in mathematics. Some currently recommended teaching strategies may be actually exacerbating this disadvantage. This project will identify the factors contributing to the lack of success of these students, and offer strategies that teachers can use to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunities to learn mathematics as other students.
Effective start/end date3/01/0419/08/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD49,481.00
  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University