There's extensive research evidence to suggest that grade repetition does more harm than good.
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 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
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.
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?
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.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
A new way to generate random numbers can improve mathematics, cybersecurity and even predictions about the future. How does it work, and what does it mean for us?
An instant likely feels different to a person, or a redwood, or a gnat. What's infinitely small for one might be a whole lifetime for another – and that scale influences the choices we make.
Here are some strategies that can help boost both teachers' and their students' confidence in maths.
If computers ruled the roads, we might be out of a jam.