Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Should maths lessons be compulsory?

An article in today's Guardian argues possibly not:

"There still needs to be a syllabus that stretches the most able and provides them with a route on to A-level and university," [Andrew Hodges] says. "But I think we should consider abandoning it as a compulsory subject. What's the point in a system that brands all those who don't get a maths GCSE as failures? All it does is reinforce their sense that maths is boring and difficult, which is the last thing we should be doing."


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