The knowledge and skills gap

in Australian secondary mathematics classrooms

The research

As the future of work becomes more STEM focussed, mathematical knowledge and skills have been defined as critical to future life chances.

However, many Australian students are failing to acquire a knowledge and skills repertoire that is at pace with their level of schooling and are falling behind in their mathematics learning. We unpack the skills gap through Oxford University Press’ latest research, reviewing our falling PISA results and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study results.

Read our report and expert articles that pose considerations, activities, and solutions to help close the skills gap practically in the classroom.

Watch the roundtable discussion

OUP market research has revealed a knowledge and skills gap in Mathematics following students transition from primary to secondary school, which can have long-term consequences for longer-term learning, but what can be done to address this issue?

Virtual roundtable discussion featuring:

Janine Sprakel (AMT)
Peter Sullivan (Monash University)
Kim Beswick (UNSW)
Patrick Mete (Haileybury)
Simone Zmood (Monash University)
Lee Walker (Oxford University Press)