School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln
As I argue in my paper, the current crisis in the school level mathematics education is a sign that it reaches a bifurcation point and is under increasing pressure to split in two streams:
* education for a selected minority of children / young people who, in their adult lives, will be filling increasingly small share of jobs which really require mathematical competence (I call them mathematical makers); and
** basic numeracy and mathematics awareness classes for the rest of population, end users of technology saturated by mathematics invisible to them.
In my talk, I will discuss challenges in mathematics education which will arise from this split. This is a theme which is rarely discussed in…
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