Making Maths Accessible – and Fun


The Penang Math Platform is a timely addition to the state’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) landscape.

With the momentum building up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), Penang has to overcome hurdles that hamper our students’ abilities to solve mathematical problems.

Enter Penang STEM. It was launched in July and August this year by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, whose stated quest is “not only to prepare our young for the future, but also to prepare the future for own young.”

The Education Blueprint 2013-2025 target is for Malaysia to break into the top third of the participating countries, with a goal of 500 points. It is a possible dream – the country scored 519 in 1999 and 508 in 2003.

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