In an age of big data and automation, regional industry is increasingly reliant on a mathematically literate workforce. Low representation of indigenous and female students among Australia’s high maths achievers remains a challenge for skill supply.
“20 years of low female participation and entrenched regional educational inequality continues to drive a maths deficit. If we do not build this capability, employers will seek skills overseas or relocate their research endeavour,” says AMSI Director, Professor Prince.
Discipline Profile: amsi.org.au/discipline-profile-2017
- ATSI Summary: Discipline Profile 2017-atsi-summary.pdf
- Gender Summary: Discipline Profile 2017-gender-summary.pdf
- Data Highlights: Discipline Profile 2017-highlights
AMSI Policy Document: amsi.org.au/improving-maths-grades