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Why Today's Students Won't Qualify For Tomorrow's Best Jobs

Jun 15, 2016

75% of the fastest growing career types in Australia require science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills and knowledge, a figure predicted to rise over the coming years. However, Australia is currently experiencing a national decline in students enrolling in these subjects, and performing poorly by international standards, causing fear that today’s students are ill-prepared for the future.

5 Most Frequently Asked Maths Questions

Apr 15, 2016

There are a number of questions our Maths Specialists see crop up again and again, ranging from simple tricks like finding the x and y intercepts of an equation, to more advanced concepts like solving quadratic inequalities. So we thought it would be helpful to share these with you, along with tips on how to find the solutions. 

One of our expert Maths Specialists, Jemma, shares the top five questions she sees, the most common issues and mistakes students make, and her tips on how you can work around them. 

What Every Student Should Do In The Last 10 Minutes Of A Maths Exam

Oct 20, 2015

I tutored maths for a few years, and there were two basic skills I wished every high school student had nailed down.

The first is the ability to quickly and correctly arrange an algebraic equation; it’s just too useful, and can save a lot of time on exams.The second is the ability to spot a wrong answer. There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing a student finish an exam with 10 minutes to go, and knowing they have some mistakes on their paper, if only they knew how to find them.

How many digits of Pi do you really need?

Mar 13, 2015

Pi. It's 3.14159...ish?  Or is it 3.14159265359 and so on and so forth? 

As tomorrow is Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (Pi), we wanted to share our thoughts on the significance of the number and what you can do to celebrate.