Students starting without the basics leading to poor results in world maths tests

May 27, 2021

The high number of children beginning school without basic literacy and numeracy skills, such as recognising letters and numbers, is contributing to Australia’s poor results in international primary school maths tests.

An analysis of the results also found almost a quarter of year 8 students were taught maths by teachers who were not trained in the subject, compared with an international average of 10 per cent, while Australian students spent less time studying science than their overseas peers.

Read the full article from SMH– 25 May 2021 – here.

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