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Few schools properly teach advanced maths: AMSI

Less than 7 per cent of schools in Australia are “fully able to give kids the best education in maths” at the advanced level, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has estimated. AMSI director Geoff Prince made these comments to Education ...

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Birmingham to use TIMSS report to spruik reform

Federal education minister Simon Birmingham plans to use Australia's poor performance in the recent Trends In International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to spruik the necessity of the government’s reforms to the states and territories. “When I sit down with my state ...

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Mathspace expands into primary schools and US

Mathspace, an Australian educational technology startup that provides software, has announced a two-pronged expansion into local primary schools and the US. Mathspace secured a deal with multinational publisher Pearson Education to launch the company's software for an estimated 9 million students in the ...

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Two take nation’s top science teaching honours

Two teachers have taken the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Gary Tilley, a specialist science teacher at Seaforth Public School in Sydney’s Northern beaches, was awarded the honour in primary education, for mentoring younger teachers and Macquarie ...

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Students compete to meet Chip the robot

Creating ideas for technology use could get students the chance to meet one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the Southern Hemisphere. Code Club Australia and property group Stockland have launched Stockland’s Robotics Challenge, which runs from September 26 ...

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