The prerequisite for prosperity (All Levels)

Summary

In the Age of the Algorithm, mastering the foundations in mathematics has never been more important. To grapple with coding, or engineering, or business development or smart design, you can’t simply skip ahead: you need the scaffold of mathematics learned in sequence, in school.
Yet mathematics has slipped from a prerequisite for university entry to a footnote in the prospectus, in course after course that depend on fluency in numbers – sending the wrong signal to principals and students.
Too many university students are learning too late the reality that teachers have long understood.
Mathematics is a prerequisite for success. It needs to be a priority in education – from Day One.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel reiterates the case for a national commitment to the expert teaching of challenging mathematics.

Presenters
Alan Finkel AO

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
F-2 07/12/2018 09:00 am 10:00 am La Trobe University
116

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