Wednesday 21 March 2018

Zero sum

•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.

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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