• Minimising ‘mathemaphobia’

    Open Forum     |      November 4, 2020

    Maths – it’s the subject some kids love to hate, yet despite its lack of popularity, mathematics is critical for a STEM-capable workforce and vital for Australia’s current and future productivity. Now, researchers exploring the impact of anxiety on learning maths have found that boosting student confidence is pivotal to greater engagement with the subject.

  • Three good reasons to stick with maths

    Deborah Chadwick     |      August 2, 2019

    Many Australian high school students drop maths as soon as they can, perceiving it to be too hard, but there are good reasons to keep up maths studies.

  • How can you prove it? With maths!

    Daryl Holland     |      July 3, 2019

    Finding a mathematical proof is a long, difficult process – involving trial-and-error, grunt work and the occasional eureka moment.