Yes, it is an article from Australia – but it is also relevant to us and the rest of the world. More teens are dropping maths; here are three reasons to stick with it. This is the summary of the article, plus some addition from our own words:
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In ten years, we will spend 77% more time on average using science and mathematical skills. Demand for STEM jobs will soar in the future. If they cannot find these in their own country, employers will fill the vacancies from overseas, or outsource overseas.
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Having math skills lead to higher earning jobs and increase probability to have other skills that lead to higher earning jobs. Graduates in STEM have the highest pay in starting and mid-career jobs.
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Having degrees in STEM led the graduates developing higher-order skills and qualities such as logical thinking and creativity. Collectively, increase in access to math education also increase national IQ and higher GDP and faster economic growth.