The Australian‘s National Education Correspondent, Rebecca Urban, has written a piece on the proposed changes to Australia’s mathematics curriculum.
Maths teacher and author Greg Ashman said although maths was effectively “all about solving problems”, the evidence was clear that students did not learn best by engaging in problem-solving activities.
However, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute director Tim Marchant backed the changes.
“Adjusting the curriculum to focus on problem-solving is crucial to improve their skill sets and deliver students that are able to take knowledge and apply it to solve challenges,” Professor Marchant said.
Read more at The Australian here.