Going round in circles can actually make your journey more efficient.
Investing in pupils’ maths skills is an investment in a country’s economy.
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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.
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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.
Learning the fundamentals of maths can equip children with critical thinking and reasoning skills.
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Maths occupies an eminent place in global schooling assessment criteria not just because of its content, but for the skills that are taught and developed alongside it.
By the time pupils who struggle with Maths reach Grade 9, there are huge bottlenecks in the system.
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.
Learning deficits in Maths compound over time.
There's extensive research evidence to suggest that grade repetition does more harm than good.
Constant reforms in maths education aren’t helping Australia to improve its performance.
Policy continuity is what is needed to improve Australian students' maths capability.
Australia is one of only three countries with significantly decreased maths and science scores in the latest round of PISA.
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 invest in teachers to improve education standards.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
Hands up if you’re top of the class.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Australia has slipped further down the international rankings in maths, science and reading.
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.
A student revising class work in Kenya. The quality of maths teaching in schools can have a profound impact on learner interest.
The quality of what pupils come to know, understand and are able to do has a big impact on students. Low quality leads to boredom as well as fear and anxiety about maths as a subject
Young people’s negative attitudes towards maths are increasing.
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.
Little has changed in Australian students’ achievement in maths and science since 1995.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.
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For subjects mired in jargon and technical words, what role does language play in breaking down obstacles to communication and understanding.
Is a male culture keeping women from becoming engineers and computer scientists?
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Masculine cultures foster a greater sense of belonging and ability to be successful in boys than they do in girls.
Some have suggested that deracialising the academy requires all researchers, teachers and students to link knowledge and identity. What might this mean for mathematics?
Is the rise of big data and the use of algorithms by businesses to blame for modern society's ills?
Math doesn’t get its own Nobel, but is the foundation for much Prize-winning research.
There's no Nobel Prize in mathematics, but math undergirds much high-level science. The 2016 Nobel in Physics rewards work in topology, a branch of math with multiple real world applications.