Performance in mathematics matters for university entrance. Without it, school leavers are not eligible for many programmes.
We're left wondering whether we as humans are so very special after all – that perhaps the ability to learn mathematics could be universal.
Maths anxiety can be made a thing of the past, as new research shows.
The Shanghai maths method is considered to be one the best in the world for teaching students mathematics, but it doesn't necessarily translate well into English schools.
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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.
Tell a child they're a 'moped' rather than a 'Ferrari' and they'll understand exactly what it means.
Smartphones double as calculators and are attached to our hip 24/7. Does the ubiquitous access to calculators affect our ability to do maths in our heads like we used to?