Choose Maths will work with students, parents and teachers over five years through a program of professional development, awareness and reward to turn around community attitude to participation in mathematics, especially for girls and young women.
Choose Maths will address the mathematics pipeline issues across four components:
Inspiring Women in Mathematics Network
A role-model network will be established to inspire school girls and young women to seek the opportunities mathematics offers
Women in Mathematics Career Awareness Campaign
A nation-wide awareness campaign to educate and excite the public with the knowledge of the importance of mathematics and an understanding that mathematics enhances career options and is a critical choice pathway to STEM
Mathematics-Ready Teacher Professional development
AMSI Specialists will work in 120 schools in 5 regions across Australia to enhance teacher knowledge and confidence in mathematics
Choose Maths will reward students, teachers and schools who are highly successful in motivating, inspiring and preparing students, particularly female students, through gender-sensitive teaching of mathematics
BHP Billiton Foundation is an independent charitable entity set up to further BHP Billiton’s voluntary investment in community. The charity is designed to provide public benefit by enabling people living in regions where BHP Billiton has an interest, to improve their quality of life through improvements in health, education and governance.