YuMi Deadly Maths (YDM) Integrated projects
These projects are called either YDM Integrated Secondary Schools (YDM ISS) or YDM Integrated School Mathematics (YDM ISM) depending on the nature of the schools. Schools taking up YDM Integrated projects receive all training and materials for more than one project in an integrated approach covering both primary and secondary as needed by the school.
Ideally, YDM Integrated projects are structured across two and a half years as follows:
- a term at the start of the project for the school and YDC to develop a plan unique to the school and to begin overall training
- a term at the end of the project for the school and YDC to set up sustainability processes within the school at the end of YDC's involvement; and
- two years of training in YDM, AIM and/or MITI in between.
The duration of the project can be reduced to the basic two years of training or extended to three or more years depending on each school's preference.
This integration of the three projects provides a strong base for growth across Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.
YDM Integrated Secondary Schools and Integrated School Mathematics (YDM ISS/ISM)
The integrated projects began in 2014 and involve five secondary and one primary school. Two secondary schools are integrating all three of YDM TDT, AIM and MITI; two secondary schools and one primary school are integrating YDM TDT and AIM; and one secondary school is integrating YDM TDT and MITI.
Although all schools are receiving training in YDM and in whichever of AIM and MITI they have selected, each school is different in how they are integrating the projects. The role of YDC staff in this process is twofold:
- to provide the necessary training in YDM TDT, AIM and MITI
- to work with the leadership teams to develop school-specific programs that successfully meet the needs of the students.
As a result, our involvement in the schools differentiates and is specific to the schools.
Testing to date in the schools is showing that classes implementing the YDM pedagogy have performed better in tests, including NAPLAN, than those classes where there is no implementation of YDM. This result is reinforcing the development of YDM-based teaching to renew all mathematics classes in these schools.
QUT YuMi Deadly Centre
Phone: +61 07 3138 0035
Fax: +61 07 3138 3985
School of Curriculum
Faculty of Education
Queensland University of Technology
Kelvin Grove Campus
S Block, Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059