Intergenerational Differences in Mathematics

This project arose from the outcomes of an earlier ARC-funded project which identified that young people approach their numeracy in ways that are often different from the expectations of teachers, employers and job placement officers. While they may approach their numeracy work in ways that differ from their older colleagues which is often as negative, they bring many strengths to the workplace. Most of these strengths and dispositions have been shaped by digital practices.


The project was led by Professor Robyn Jorgensen (Zevenbergen). The research team consisted of Kelly Zevenbergen, Dr Richard Niesche, Ruth Delaforce, Katrina Meldrum and Steve Thornton.

The industry partners were:


Gold Coast City Council

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE

Merrimac State High School

Queensland Studies Authority

SCISCO Career Pathways