𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝?
Data from many countries provide evidence of maths skills boosting both earning potential and job satisfaction.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 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.
𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐨 In the U.K., in 2017, the Smith Review reported on the importance of maths skills for national economies: “analysis 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 capita”
𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 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.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 Finally, one more quote from the Smith Review, “adults with basic numeracy skills earn higher wages and are more likely to be in employment than those who fail to master those skills.”