M-cubed: Money, meaning and maths for learners with cognitive disability

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Nearly 170,000 Australian school students have a cognitive disability, most of whom will finish school without a strong foundation in financial maths. The project team will develop a high quality assessment tool for evaluating the effectiveness of programs targeting money skills for this group of learners. By facilitating the widespread uptake of this robust measure, it will be possible to find out which programs work best, and to generate new knowledge around the subtle increments in learning based on assessing at least 300 students. The aim is to ensure that students with cognitive disability build foundations in financial maths before leaving school so they can continue to learn about money after school.

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