Ngalga Mathematics

Ngalga Mathematics
by Stephen Hagan

Brodie can’t believe it when her mother objects to her billeting with an Aboriginal family. Can she and her new, maths-whiz friend Jaydeen overcome this prejudice—and figure out who really has the problem?

“‘Ngalga’ is from our Kullilli language,” said Jaydeen. “It means ‘talk’, and by adding ‘mathematics’, Dad is saying talking numbers.”
“So your father told us to have fun ‘talking numbers’,” confirmed Brodie.


Text type:
Ngalga Mathematics is a narrative text in novel form.

  • Friendship across
    cultural, economic,
    and regional
  • Racism 

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