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# Improvements in maths and numerical science demand transparency : Comments

By John Ridd, published 27/11/2014*The application of the parliamentary inquiry's recommendations, taken in conjunction with improved work and learning up to Year 10 exit, will make major improvements in maths and the numerical sciences.*

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If, for some reason, our sports programs suddenly began to exclude or dismiss the concerns of tall people, then we would expect basketball scores to suffer rather than football.

Why is mathematics in particular suffering? Because boys are falling behind in schools. We are still doing ok in subjects where the focus is on reading things, writing things, and feeling things because those subjects have plenty of students who are not boys to keep the averages up.