Maths to be compulsory for NSW students

NSW wants to make mathematics compulsory for all students from kindergarten to year 12.
NSW wants to make mathematics compulsory for all students from kindergarten to year 12.

Maths will be compulsory for all students up until Year 12 under a back-to-basics overhaul of the NSW curriculum.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the NSW government would begin consultation with education stakeholders over how mathematics could be incorporated from kindergarten to the end of the HSC.

"We promised to take the curriculum back to the basics and today we are taking the first steps to deliver on that commitment by prioritising maths," Ms Berejiklian said in a statement on Thursday.

"My vision is for every child in NSW to have the necessary maths skills to succeed in life, whether that's managing home budgets or preparing them for the jobs of the future in science, technology and engineering."

Earlier this week an interim report into the NSW Curriculum Review was released, which signalled the start of a major shake up to the NSW curriculum.

Australian Associated Press