Described as â€œboring and difficultâ€? by disenchanted students and â€œdangerousâ€? by certain government authorities, mathematics has never been more unpopular. And yet mathematical support systems are behind much of the technological wizardry loved so dearly by gadget-crazy youths â€“ and sometimes their parents. How has this disaffection with humble maths managed to spread so far and what is being done about it?
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