Empowering Indigenous students with Mathematics and STEM education
through culturally responsive practice.
Excellence and Equity in Mathematics
Welcome to XE
Professor Peter Buckskin PSM FACE
Professor Buckskin speaks about the genesis of the XE Project and its significance in strengthening and engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Mathematics and STEM
Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (XE) is a national research project which has investigated and co-developed strategies to further support and strengthen Indigenous student’s engagement and achievement in mathematics and numeracy in Australian schools and universities.
Over its duration, the project has examined a range of professional literature, programs, practices and initiatives that seek to foster excellence and equity in Australian schooling and higher education outcomes for Indigenous students. In particular, the XE project examined programs, initiatives and practices that specifically aimed to:
Improve Indigenous student participation and achievement in mathematics and numeracy education by closing the gap in achievement in numeracy and mathematics between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Australian schools; and