Something to ponder - how to teach critical thinking. Brittany Randolph/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills.

The new course would be an elective next year and mandatory in 2016 with the university's deputy vice-chancellor for education and students Shirley Alexander saying the aim is to give students some maths "critical thinking" skills. ...[Continue reading on Theconversation]