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Maths teaching does not add up

Published 03/02/2010 | 08:28

HOW many teachers have the ability to make maths-based subjects -- and higher maths itself -- more attractive to the student who may have an aptitude for the subject, but little enthusiasm?

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How many teachers love the subject enough to convey the beauty and creativity of mathematics to a receptive mind?

The consensus yesterday among experts at a seminar in Trinity College Dublin was that the shrinking numbers of Leaving Cert students choosing higher maths is bad for the country.

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