Solving the honours maths problem

Ireland“Here we go again. The annual chest-beating has started about how few take the honours maths paper in the Leaving Certificate, how poorly they do, and how damaging this is to our long-term economic future. Either this is important and we should do something about it – quickly – or we should decide to accept the situation and get on with it. By choosing not to do higher level maths, Leaving Certificate students are making a logical choice. It is widely accepted that, for many students, the subject at higher level is equivalent, in terms of workload, to two other subjects …” (more)

[Editorial, Sunday Business Post, 16 August]

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