The Royal Society has recently launched the Mathematical Futures programme which aims to build a new vision of mathematics education that anticipates and supports the role of mathematics for individuals, economies and society, strengthening diversity and reducing inequity.
The programme is seeking to answer two core questions:
- What mathematical competencies will be needed for society to thrive in the future?
- How should education systems develop these mathematical competencies?
As a first step in delivering this new flagship programme, the Royal Society would like to invite you to answer a Call for Views on how mathematics, described in a broad sense to also include statistics, data, numeracy and computing competencies, is changing, and what the impact of such changes may be on the future of education. The eight open-ended questions are designed to allow you to think freely about the future and the findings will help us identify key themes to support the development of the programme.
Responses should arrive no later than Monday 11 January 2021. If you would like the Royal Society to advise on any issues relating to the survey or the programme, please email EducationPolicy@royalsociety.org. The Royal Society hope to collect a range of views, so please do forward this link on to anyone else who might be interested in contributing.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer this important Call for Views regarding the future of mathematics and education.