Item: News Digest for February 10, 2022

U.K. study: 1 in 4 adults can't do math:
English students are failing in math education at the high-school level and it’s hurting universities. A study by the Royal Society of Arts states one in four adults cannot do basic calculations and “the current system puts many students off math for life,” according to the report’s author. Universities have to compensate by minimizing math content in science, medicine and psychology courses. Only 15 per cent of English students continue into math after the age of 16.