maths

New app a game changer for learning fractions
New app a game changer for learning fractions (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new maths game developed in WA has improved Perth primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10% over their classmates according to new research. The Abydos app was developed by Edith Cowan University and St Stephen’s School ... Read More »

Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools
Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools across Australia are being urged to grab a free mathematics resource that makes learning fun through fiction. Developed by QUT roboticist Associate Professor Michael Milford, the Math Thrills program hijacks the books, movies and games students love to consume to excite them ... Read More »

“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students
“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian study into why students choose science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) careers has revealed a “dire” lack of interest in careers focused on mathematics. Professor Kathryn Holmes of Western Sydney University’s School of Education was part of a study conducted at the ... Read More »

Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition
Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Swinburne University has opened its state-of-the-art Factory of the Future to a team of young women set to compete in an international robotics competition. Comprised of 17 students from Melbourne high schools, the girls-only RoboCats spent six weeks at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus ... Read More »

Maths tips for parents
Maths tips for parents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With recent reports showing Australian performance in Mathematics has stagnated over the years, Dr Catherine Attard from Western Sydney University believes the new school year is a time for parents to take the extra step to help their children succeed ... Read More »

Let’s Count maths program to benefit Victorian preschoolers
Let’s Count maths program to benefit Victorian preschoolers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An innovative maths program co-developed by a leading Charles Sturt University (CSU) education academic has been implemented in 76 selected preschools in Victoria, with more to follow. Professor Bob Perry (pictured), Adjunct Research Professor in the Research Institute for Professional Practice, ... Read More »

Wage gap linked to high school subject choices
Wage gap linked to high school subject choices (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Melbourne study of high school subject choices reveals that girls are less likely to choose science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects than boys, despite many girls testing better in these subjects. Women are under-represented in high-paying ... Read More »

Australia’s attitude problem to maths
Australia’s attitude problem to maths (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report revealing literacy and numeracy deficiencies in Australian workplaces highlights the need to change our attitude to mathematics, according to a leading educator from Western Sydney University. Associate Professor Catherine Attard from the School of Education is the ... Read More »

A new way of teaching maths in schools
A new way of teaching maths in schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study has looked at a new way of teaching mathematics in primary and secondary school classrooms, and its ability to enhance learning. The study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provided students with ... Read More »

Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution
Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The curriculum for secondary school science and mathematics must be made more relevant and interesting before it can be made compulsory, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert. Executive Dean of Education Professor Toni Downes believes the Government’s plan ... Read More »

 
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