Thelma Perso

Document Type



Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Centre, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Centre


Perso, T. (2003). Improving Aboriginal numeracy: a book for education systems, school administrators, teachers and teacher educators. Perth, Australia: Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Centre, Edith Cowan University.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this document may contain references to people who have died.


Aboriginal students have the right to access the same education that is available to non-Aboriginal children in Australian schools. At present, Aboriginal children have access to, the same curriculum that non-Aboriginal students have access to but it may not empower them. This might be for a variety of reasons: their different starting points, learning styles, underlying issues which are impediments to learning, and in particular, their previous experiences may not be understood by their classroom teachers.