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Chamber of commerce concerned over lack of math interest

A new survey commissioned by the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce reveals that Swedes have very mixed feelings about math, at least the way it's taught in schools.

A third of respondents felt that much of the math taught in schools has proven to be unecessary. And of the respondents aged between 18 and 29-years-old, forty-five percent gave the thumbs-down for math instruction in school.

However, nearly 60 percent of the survey's paricipants said that math gets too little attention in schools.

In all, 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 79, were surveyed by Novus for the chamber of commerce.

"Our attitude to math could become a serious problem in the long run, particularly if Sweden wants to continue profile itself as a competitive and innovative country," the CEO of the chamber of commerce, Johan Trouvé, said in a statement.

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