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.
A shortage of competent and qualified maths teachers is a key contributing factor to the low maths performance of South African school children.
Many students in Australia don't have access to specialist teachers in science and maths, and the problem is only getting worse.
Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
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.
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.
Lack of confidence, negative attitudes and low student participation rates are just a few of the challenges maths and science teachers face.