STEME

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group

Re-imagining futures in STEME

Author: Dr. Carly Sawatzki

Discovering diverse students’ funds of knowledge related to finance: Pāsifika students in New Zealand

Hunter, J. & Sawatzki, C. (2019). Discovering diverse students’ funds of knowledge related to finance: Pāsifika students in New Zealand. Mathematics Education Research Journal.

Posted by Dr. Carly Sawatzki on March 20, 2020

Stimulating proportional reasoning through questions of finance and fairness

What could two people stand to gain from sharing a taxi ride? We aimed to explore the extent to which this challenging yet accessible financial context might stimulate students’ mathematical exploration of multiplicative thinking and proportional reasoning.

Posted by Dr. Carly Sawatzki on March 20, 2020

Developing financially literate children

This article from Carly Sawatzki and Peter Sullivan explores how an authentic real-life context can yield interesting mathematical problems that allow financial literacy tasks to be embedded in mathematics lessons.

Posted by Dr. Carly Sawatzki on March 20, 2020

Don’t trust banks to teach financial literacy to children. Here are some teacher insights

For generations, schools, teachers and parents around Australia have relied on the finance industry for money-related expertise and education for our children. We now know that our trust was misguided.

Posted by Dr. Carly Sawatzki on March 20, 2020