The number of maths major enrolments in Australian universities fell by about 15 per cent in the past decade, while at the same time the demand for mathematicians increased by 52 per cent. The proportion of year 12 students taking physics, chemistry and biology fell by about a third in the past 10 years, and in international education performance assessments Australia is dropping down ranks. So are we facing a maths and science education crisis? And what are the implications for our society and economy?
This discussion is moderated by Antony Funnell, presenter of RN's Future Tense.