Yuendumu leaf game

Use this sequence of three lessons to engage in a real-life mathematics experience that’s on-Country/Place and connects with a First Nations’ culture, that is, connects mathematics with culture. Students can use their collection of gum leaves to explore stories that involve addition and subtraction.

These lessons were developed in collaboration with Caty Morris and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA).

The original concept of the Yuendumu leaf game was developed by Kumanjayi Nangala. Permission has kindly been granted for use in this resource.

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