This discussion paper examines workplace mathematics in terms of policy priorities and evidence on the changing mathematical demands of the workplace; skill levels; employers’ views on different aspects of workplace mathematics; the costs and benefits to employers and benefits to individuals of workplace mathematics; and issues related to teaching and learning. Sections 2–11 present findings from research, policy and practice. Section 12 considers the implications of the findings.
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