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RAMR framework 

The RAMR cycle is at the heart of YuMi Deadly Mathematics resources. It advocates the use of four components as a cycle for planning and teaching mathematics lessons. It proposes:

  • working from reality and local culture (prior experience and everyday kinaesthetic activities)
  • abstracting mathematics ideas from everyday instances to mathematical forms through an active pedagogy (kinaesthetic, physical, virtual, pictorial, language and symbolic representations, i.e. body → hand → mind)
  • consolidating the new ideas as mathematics through practice and connections
  • reflecting these ideas back to reality through a focus on applications, problem-solving, flexibility, reversing and generalising.

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Audience School Leader, Teacher
Purpose Teaching strategies, Curriculum design
Format Web page
Keywords Indigenous, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, cultural
Curriculum connections Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture

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