#173 Research in Action 21: Developing culturally responsive mathematics education with Jodie Hunter

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Jodie Hunter is a visiting professor at Loughborough University from Massey University, New Zealand. We discuss developing culturally responsive mathematics education in classrooms with students from diverse ethnic groups including Indigenous and migrant groups through building on culture as a strength.

This is part of my Research in Action mini-series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning. You can check out all the previous conversations in the series here.


  1. Jody’s background. (1:53)
  2. What do you mean by early algebra? (7:34)
  3. Cultural representation of mathematics in school. (14:17)
  4. The power of geometric patterns. (21:39)
  5. How children’s academic achievement accelerates. (26:56)
  6. Shoehorning in inverted commas and real-life applications. (31:58)
  7. Strategies on how to integrate cultural learning into maths. (38:06)
  8. Advice for teachers on how to help students. (43:58)
  9. The role of comparative judgement in evaluating student responses. (47:45)
  10. Getting students to look at other students’ responses. (53:07)
  11. Quality-assured resources for teachers. (58:58)

The Big 3

  1. Ambitious mathematics for young Pacific learners
  2. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
  3. Awareness of pattern and structure in early mathematical development

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