Solving the maths problem

“Madam, – I very much welcome the Minister for Education’s announcement that bonus points are to be awarded for the Leaving Certificate higher course in mathematics. This measure is absolutely necessary to stem the downwards trend in the numbers taking this course which is a foundation-stone of our technology, our economy, and indeed of our ‘smart society’ …” (more)

[Des MacHale, Irish Times, 27 May]

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