A recent article by NZEI matua takawaenga Laures Park highlights the successes achieved by schools implementing the Developing Mathematics Inquiry Communities (culturally responsive pedagogy) programme.
"Tamariki Māori can, and do, thrive in a well-funded and well-resourced public education system. That doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t be doing better. But if you have any doubt about what can be achieved in the mainstream state system, I’d like to introduce you to “Bobbie Maths”. Officially named Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities, it’s a great example of a culturally responsive programme for children, and it’s working right now in schools in Porirua and elsewhere."