AMSI monitoring of participation in Year 12 mathematics

Authors: Frank Barrington, Peter Brown
Publication Date: 01/09/2014
Publisher: Australian Mathematical Society
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  • Over the last two decades, the proportion of Year 12 students taking some mathematics has remained at roughly 80%.
  • However, both the number and proportion of Year 12 students now taking Advanced mathematics is much lower than in 1995: there has been a significant shift to the non-calculus mathematics subjects.
  • Females continue to be outnumbered by males (almost 2:1) in Year 12 Advanced mathematics.
  • This data-collection project began with AustMS, but ongoing monitoring of Year 12 participation rates is now done by AMSI.
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