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Serendipity, Your Number Is Up


One-third of Australian children do not meet the international minimum numeracy benchmark.

By Roslyn Prinsley

Science, technology, engineering and maths skills are needed to build the nation, but student and teacher numbers are in decline.

Roslyn Prinsley is National Adviser, Mathematics and Science Education and Industry for the Office of the Chief Scientist for Australia.

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