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Right to change the way math is taught

December 15, 2019 | National News

A CHANGE in approach has led to better grasp of mathematics among students.

By ensuring that primary pupils achieve a minimum standard instead of focusing on the School Average Grade (GPS) in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR), the teaching and learning of mathematics has became more effective, said Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin.

Amin, who has a mathematics degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia, was appointed D-G in 2017.

Since then, emphasis was only given to the minimum standard achievement meaning that pupils are required to obtain at least a ‘D’ in all subjects.

The move, he said, was necessary to arrest the decline in uptake of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects at secondary level.

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