Marsden Funding Success: Exploration of Pāsifika funds of knowledge in mathematics

Dr Hunter has been awarded a prestigious Fast Start Marsden award for 2020-2022. Through this award, valued at $300,000, Jodie will explore culturally embedded knowledge and successful mathematical experiences of Pāsifika learners in their everyday settings – at home and in the community. She aims to describe Pāsifika mathematical knowledge by involving participants (aged 7 to 15 years old) and their families in documenting their out-of-school experiences with mathematics through photography and video recording and then describing this during interviews. The aim of her project is to raise awareness of Pāsifika learners’ strengths and address current equity issues in education.