I have mentioned a few times in the past that the best degrees and the most lucrative jobs tend to be suited for people with strong maths skills.
In the age of increasing University tuition fees, more and more people are looking towards apprenticeships as a more affordable route into a professional career. So it is interesting, though unsurprising, to note that we see the same trend towards maths and maths-centric specialisms for the most appealing apprenticeships.
Read the Guardian article here for more information:
Jo Boaler is a real leader in the cause of addressing our issues with maths. She works tirelessly to improve society’s expectations of maths, and to encourage teachers to be more inspiring and relevant in the way we teach maths.
Vi Hart is pure genius wrapped up in fun!