… and will require universities to provide additional maths enabling courses and to improve co-operation between education and maths faculties in future.

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The Review, chaired by former University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gavin Brown, was commissioned by the Go8 Vice-Chancellors in 2009 because of serious concerns about the number and quality of students entering university courses requiring strong quantitative skills.

The full report can be downloaded as a PDF document.

  • Response from the President, Nalini Joshi, in an ‘Opinion and Analysis’ article: The numbers don't add up in maths class;
    The Australian, 24 March 2010.
  • Response from the Chair of the National Committee for the Mathematical Sciences, Hyam Rubinstein, in a letter:
    Few catch up. The Australian, 24 March 2010.

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