Good quality education fuels an economy. South Africa needs to increase its supply of science and technology university graduates. But instead it's lowering the bar, especially when it comes to maths.
Up until the seventeenth century, astrology was seen as a scholarly tradition, and it is credited as influencing the development of many modern day subjects.
The truth behind South Africa's decision to allow 20% as a maths pass mark in some grades is a little more complex than many have suggested.
Policy continuity is what is needed to improve Australian students' maths capability.
If we want excellence in our schools, we have to provide a system with the incentives, enablers and rewards for improvement built in.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
The questions young people tend to ask about maths often relate to their personal experience of how they found maths in school.
Some argue understanding the layout of a roulette wheel can help you beat the casino. They're wrong.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.
For subjects mired in jargon and technical words, what role does language play in breaking down obstacles to communication and understanding.
Some have suggested that deracialising the academy requires all researchers, teachers and students to link knowledge and identity. What might this mean for mathematics?
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
Here are some strategies that can help boost both teachers' and their students' confidence in maths.
A mathematician shares some tips on how to avoid four-hour car park grid lock.
£41m will be spent on 'mastery learning' – will it improve learning in primary schools?
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
It's a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.