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๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐?

Data from many countries provide evidence of maths skills boosting both earning potential and job satisfaction.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž A Wall Street Journal league table on the best and worst of jobs found a strong correlation between jobs requiring sophisticated mathematical skills and providing both high pay and job satisfaction. The top five careers were mathematician, actuary, statistician, biologist, software engineer and computer systems analyst.

๐†๐จ๐จ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ๐จ In the U.K., in 2017, the Smith Review reported on the importance of maths skills for national economies: โ€œanalysis of student performance in international mathematics and science tests from 50 countries over 40 years shows that higher performance is significantly and positively related to growth in real output per capitaโ€

๐๐ซ๐จ๐š๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž Taking mathematics at higher levels opens doors to careers that include accountancy, financial analyst, meteorologist, actuary, software developer, environmental data modeller and a host of others - some yet to be named.

๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฌ Finally, one more quote from the Smith Review, โ€œadults with basic numeracy skills earn higher wages and are more likely to be in employment than those who fail to master those skills.โ€

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