10 Jul 2016

Andrew Hacker - Who Needs Maths Anyway?

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 10 July 2016
Andrew Hacker

Andrew Hacker Photo: supplied

Professor emeritus Andrew Hacker recently published an article entitled 'Is Algebra Necessary?' that caused quite a stir. The article proposed getting rid of compulsory, high school maths because, Hacker argues, it can cause lifelong problems for those young people who struggle with the subject.

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