The national curriculum expects teachers to teach some maths concepts through a financial lens. The revised curriculum includes the financial lens as an example teachers can use, if they choose to.
Students with expert maths teachers scored significantly higher on an international maths test than any other group. But a student’s level of advantage also affects assessment scores.
Think of yourself as learning alongside your child.
For years you may have been adding and subtracting numbers in your head in a certain way, but these strategies were never formally taught at school. Now they are, and they all have names.
Results from the world’s longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science.
Grade 9 learners in top and lower performing schools have difficulties with the same topics in maths. This has implications for curriculum revision and for teaching.
Findings from a study that followed more than 70,000 high school students in Greece suggest why girls may be less likely to pick careers in science and maths than boys.
There are a few things South Africa needs to do to close the gap between what the education system produces and what the job market needs.
Performance in mathematics matters for university entrance. Without it, school leavers are not eligible for many programmes.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.
Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable.
We asked 252 Australian Greens party supporters and 252 One Nation party supporters to do some simple maths. Their answers changed when we told them it was climate change data.
Maths anxiety can be made a thing of the past, as new research shows.
To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it’s something we’re taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.
Make maths more fun with these tips
The Romans may not have had a symbol for zero, but bees understand what it means beyond just the simple assumption “there’s nothing there”.
New research shows that many adults across the world are financially illiterate and unable to complete even basic mathematical calculations.
Through abstraction, the underlying essence of a mathematical concept can be extracted.
But could the influences of Shanghai and Singapore help?