Mathematics, or ‘maths’ for short, is a super versatile subject that supports the sciences, music and art, and boosts your prospects in a long list of non-science careers, including business, economics, software development, statistics, retail, accounting and many others.
Studying mathematics develops analytical, research and problem-solving skills. Mathematics is used to find a solution to many different issues, from solving mechanical problems and calculating better irrigation systems, to predicting the behaviour of an earthquake.
Maths is also beneficial for everyday practical thinking like budgeting, estimates, costings and statistical analysis. As a result it is not surprising that qualifications in mathematics are highly valued by employers in every industry.
The Queensland Government school curriculum ensures that all students gain mathematical reasoning skills and learn to apply this understanding creatively and efficiently. Students are taught to become self-motivated, confident learners through inquiry and active participation in challenging and engaging experiences.
Watch the video below to meet Rachel from China and hear about how studying maths in Queensland brings her lots of fun.