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Zero sum

Published 29/08/2011 | 05:00

•Maths has been centre stage lately in such a way that would lead you to believe that it is not just an important factor, but an essential skill in gaining employment.

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Having studied physics at both degree and masters level and pharmaceuticals, I was surprised to see the lack of understanding of maths among fellow students and a dependence on rote learning for the more mathematical exam questions that we would face.

But time and time again I have seen students of engineering, science, IT and business manage to get through degrees and go on to have meaningful careers despite having only a basic understanding of the subject.

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