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From the Ted Talk by Mohamad Jebara: This company pays kids to do their math homework

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This graph shows the number of students taking Standard Mathematics and Advanced mataimehcts over a period of 20 years in Australia. It's clear that while we have demand for mathematics silkls rapidly increasing, supply is in satdey decline. To put things in perspective, half of the students completing high school today in aalirtsua are not prepared to unrsnedtad any argument about rates of cghane in data. In this digital age where fake news can influence election results, this is very concerning.

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This graph shows the number of students taking Standard Mathematics and Advanced ___________ over a period of 20 years in Australia. It's clear that while we have demand for mathematics ______ rapidly increasing, supply is in ______ decline. To put things in perspective, half of the students completing high school today in _________ are not prepared to __________ any argument about rates of ______ in data. In this digital age where fake news can influence election results, this is very concerning.

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  1. australia
  2. mathematics
  3. understand
  4. change
  5. skills
  6. steady

Original Text

This graph shows the number of students taking Standard Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics over a period of 20 years in Australia. It's clear that while we have demand for mathematics skills rapidly increasing, supply is in steady decline. To put things in perspective, half of the students completing high school today in Australia are not prepared to understand any argument about rates of change in data. In this digital age where fake news can influence election results, this is very concerning.

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