Correcting the Bias: Georgina Ryan on Australia’s mathematical literacy crisis
Why do men seem to dominate the math lecture hall at a tertiary level? Why are Australian classrooms continuing to lose math students? What is mathematical communication and how might it boost math skills among Australia’s marginalised populations?
Georgina Ryan (2024 Commonwealth Bank John Monash Scholar) joins Justin Kelly to discuss the reasons behind Australia’s dropping math capabilities, and what solutions may be available at a system level. Georgina shares why she believes mathematical skills are critical for our future, and her vision for advancing the country's capacity to harness and translate our knowledge.
Georgina will undertake her D.Phil in mathematics at the University of Oxford this year and is passionate about pursuing the field of continuum mechanics - an area studied by only a handful of researchers in Melbourne.