Rishi has an opinion that we simply don’t agree with.
Firstly, he talks about learning maths all the way through to 18. Now that bit we agree with, but here’s where we don’t…
…we also think that maths should NOT be taught to the level it is to lower ages. What do we mean by that? Well, when was the last time you used complex trigonometry? There won’t be many people that answer that question ‘yesterday’, yet we were all taught it at school.
Why are we not making foundational and important maths compulsory all the way through to 18? Let’s focus on maths that matters.
Probability – in life, we need to understand things like risk, so let’s teach it. Graphs and showing data, yes, absolutely.