Radio piece by Stephanie Pradier, Science Show, Radio National, Saturday 22 August, 2015.

Mathematics is the basis of all science. And its importance is increasing as computers handle large amounts of data, and models are used to simulate almost everything in science and medicine. But paradoxically, the requirement for proficiency in mathematics for people beginning science degrees in Australia has lessened over recent years. Stephanie Pradier says universities should reinstate mathematics prerequisites for students beginning many science degrees.

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