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June 30, 2013

To multiply maths students, take away classrooms and add online courses

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by Chris Tisdell, the Conversation

We need to think beyond the classroom if we’re going to improve maths and science education.  What’s your worst memory of mathematics from high school? And the best? Unless you’re a mathematician now, I’d bet the first answer came much faster than the second. Mathematics is the enabling discipline. It provides the foundation and framework necessary for major advancements within such fields as: science; engineering; technology; and finance. Pilot studies at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) reveal employers’ attitudes are unanimously positive towards graduates with strong mathematical skills.

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