To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things, writes David Harvey.
A small primary school is offering an alternative to the mainstream and its teachers say at the end of the day their students do not want to go home.
Students who leave high school with the lowest scores — some close to zero — are being offered places in teaching degrees at universities, a secret report finds.
Good spatial reasoning skills are linked to good maths skills. In fact, children's early maths skills are a better predictor of their later school success than either early reading or social-emotional skills. Here's how you improve them, write Kym Simoncini and Tracy Logan.
In a move to encourage more students to take maths and science classes, the Federal Government will today announce a plan to ensure teachers in those subjects have studied maths and science at a university level.
In a new social experiment, 15 Australian teenagers are given total control of the family finances for a month. What could go wrong?
Australia's infrastructure plans, new space agency and defence projects could all be in jeopardy unless a severe shortage in the number of homegrown engineers is reversed, the industry peak body warns.
Eddie Woo was just an ordinary maths teacher, albeit a much-loved one, until one day he started filming his lessons. Now he's gone from suburban teacher to global sensation and one of the top 10 best teachers in the world.
There has been no improvement in maths and reading among students in a decade and the results of disadvantaged students have declined sharply, a major report obtained by the ABC reveals.