Absence of maths in schools doesn’t add up

SCHOOL graduates planning to do science, engineering or commerce degrees should only be accepted if they have studied Year 12 intermediate mathematics, according to the Australian Academy of Science.

In a report published yesterday, the AAS said Australia was falling behind comparable OECD countries in maths and this risked hurting the economy.

AAS said the country needed to benefit fully from the mathematical sciences community as the discipline's importance continued to increase with advances in science and technology.

Australia also had a major shortage of qualified maths teachers compared with most OECD countries, the report said.


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