Maths in crisis?

Maths is (still…) in crisis, according to a new report by Tony Gardiner of Birmingham University who calls for a national debate on how to rescue it.

Meanwhile the Hefce has reported there is no need to act to prevent declining numbers in maths and science leading to University departments closing.

Doing nothing is not an option. This crisis is not going away, it’s getting worse. Having a debate is all very well, but changes at secondary level will take years to affect universities. We already had the excellent Smith Report – now let’s have some action!

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