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How to fall back in love with maths

Mathematics is the pillar of organised life in the present day. With numbers and mathematical evidence, we can resolve any issues in our daily lives. There are times, measurements, rates, wages, tenders, discounts, claims, supplies, jobs, stocks, contracts, taxes, money exchange, consumption, etc., and in the absence of this, we have to face confusion and chaos.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

The UK government’s recent focus on Mathematics education in schools is a step in the right direction towards preparing students for the future.

The prime minister’s ambition to ensure that all school pupils in England study some form of math up to 18 is commendable, as the world is becoming increasingly data-driven and analytical skills are in high demand.

“Math is diffult and boring…”

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The problem is that Maths is often perceived as difficult and uninteresting, particularly by students. This is due to how it is taught, as it is often presented as an abstract concept with no real-world applications.

Math needs to be more relatable and engaging, and the curriculum needs to be reviewed and restructured to include real-life examples and problem-solving exercises. In addition, Maths needs a PR strategy to be seen by all, not to be feared but to be embraced with the acknowledgement that it won’t happen overnight but over many years.

Financial literacy is a core requirement for life…

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Financial literacy is a core requirement for life and ensures that our young people are confident to make decisions for the better of their employers, local community, family and friends. We make daily decisions, from saving and investing to spending, earning and borrowing.

Not understanding maths can lead to many pitfalls, such as being more likely to accumulate debt, either through poor spending decisions or a lack of long-term preparation.

An example is understanding the positives and negatives of buy now, pay later. This, in turn, can lead to poor credit, bankruptcy and other negative consequences, including a negative impact on wellbeing.

Making math more relevant…

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It’s important to highlight the relevance of math in today’s world and how it is used in industries such as social media, gaming, robotics, and technology. By making the subject more relevant and practical, students will be more motivated to learn and develop the analytical and problem-solving skills essential for success in the modern world.

In summary, the UK government’s focus on Mathematics education is necessary to prepare students for the future. By making math more relatable and engaging through real-world examples and problem-solving exercises, students will be motivated to learn and develop the analytical and problem-solving skills essential for success in the modern world.

 

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“Maths is a powerful tool that encourages you to think about how to handle and interpret data, solve problems, communicate, and think logically. So together, let’s start a revolution to love maths.”

Safaraz Ali
CEO, Social Entrepreneur

 

Safaraz Ali January 2nd

Unlocking the real-world potential of Mathematics: We need to make Maths education more relevant and engaging

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