New qualification in maths for real life
The government has announced that up to 5,000 pupils will take the new "core maths" qualification when it's introduced in September, featuring lessons in how to understand financial investments and analyse trends. The numbers are expected to rise to up to 200,000 pupils in the next few years.
Making maths more relevant to everyday life is of course at the heart of what we do at Maths on Screen, so we certainly welcome this initiative. We also have a few plans of our own in this area - watch this space!