The reintroduction of university mathematics prerequisites is critical to realising the Australian Academy of Science’s ten-year vision for Australia’s mathematical sciences.
Outlining key recommendations from the National Committee for the Mathematical Sciences headed by Professor Nalini Joshi, The Mathematical Sciences in Australia: A Vision for 2025 provides a blueprint to transform mathematics education, research training and industry innovation in Australia.
Committee Member and Director of AMSI, Professor Geoff Prince warns that with up to 40 per cent of mathematics classes in schools taught by out-of-field teachers and Year 12 participation in higher-level mathematics continuing to fall, immediate and decisive action is needed to secure Australia’s mathematical future.
For information on the National Committee for the Mathematical Sciences and background documents, click here.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
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