Monday 18 December 2017

Maths changes don't add up

As a maths teacher, it is heartening to read a report which tells us that "failure rates have almost halved among ordinary level students who sat a Project Maths paper" (Irish Independent, September 30).

However, if this is because the papers were noticeably easier, and the marking less rigorous, it represents a step backwards.

Of course, this would represent an Irish solution to an Irish problem.

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