Chat: Would you like to learn maths for longer?

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A new report for the Conservative party says that pupils should study maths up to the age of 18.

At the moment you have to learn maths until you're 16, but some people worry that pupils are leaving school without the maths skills they will need for jobs.

Do you think your maths skills are up to scratch? Would you be happy to learn maths for longer?

Maybe you LOVE maths and would like to spend more time on on it. Or perhaps you can't wait to give it up after GCSEs and would HATE it if you had to study maths for longer?

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Your comments:

"I don't like maths, I would like more art lessons! But you do need it to get a job so I would be happy to have maths 'til 16 or 17, not sure yet!"

Em, 12, Scotland

"I am really good at maths and I think I will keep learning until I'm 18 because of the job I want to have."

Sufyan, 10, Norwich, England

"I think you should get maths until you are 18 because I like it and you need to know maths when you have a job."

Jemma, 7, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think they should do that because some people go to work and they don't know how to add up!"

Mercedes, 11, London, England

"I wouldn't mind doing extra maths because I really enjoy it and you use it in everyday life."

Katy, 10, Cheshire, England

"It should be our choice, but I think you should get some extra maths if you are bad at it."

Laura, 12, London, England

"I enjoy maths but despite that I need some extra help with it. I do think maths should be learnt until the age of 18, because basically everything is to do with maths. You need maths to buy things and to get a well-paid job."

Maeve, 12, County Kildare, Ireland

"I think we should have maths until we're 18. Even though it's sometimes boring, it will help us in later life. If you stop doing maths when you're 16, you will forget lots of techniques you can use when you have a job."

Mandy, 13, Surrey, England

"I am a top level mathematician and dropped only one mark in my Sats papers, but I HATE MATHS! If they challenged you then it might be OK, but when you get taught stuff which is really easy and you knew it ages ago then there's no point."

Mahira, 11, Coventry, England

"I think maths can help you in lots of ways in life. I think you should learn maths and English untill you're 18."

Ellie, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"No way, I HATE MATHS! I am good at it but HATE it!"

Molly, 12, London, England

"I think you should have to do maths up to the point when you choose your lessons. I am quite good at it and enjoy it. We have TWO maths lessons a day at our school, and it helps us improve greatly."

Rosie, 10, Kent, England

"I love maths, and I think it is extremely important for a person's future. It helps you develop a good, sound way of thinking, so I definitely think it's worth doing until you're 18, possibly even longer!"

Sarah, 14, Leeds, England

"NO, NO, NO - the worst subject ever!!!"

Amy, 12, County Down, Northern Ireland

"I don't like maths at all but I need a good maths qualification to get into university, so I would be happy developing my maths skills until I'm 18, definitely."

Holly, 12, Gloucester, England

"I love maths and I'm in the top group in my class. I think they should make us have maths for longer because if you work at a grocery store when you're older you have to add things up."

Kornelia, 10, Basingstoke

"I think more maths sounds like a great idea but people should get a choice about it."

Maryam, 11, London, England

"Kids can learn maths later on in life, we don't need more maths now!"

Becky, 12, Burnley, England

"I'm good at maths but I don't like the subject. But it's good to learn it until 18 because then students can improve their knowledge and it might be very useful for future jobs."

Dhananjee, 14, London, England

"I enjoy maths and do very well in tests, I definitely won't be giving it up!"

Orla, 12, Cork, Ireland

"No way should we get more maths!! I've just finished primary school and have been learning algebra!! I'm 11!"

Holly, 11, South Ayrshire, Scotland

"I love maths but I am really bad at it and have a helper in school. So it would be really great if I could keep up my maths until I am about 20!"

Kessia, 11, Devon, England

"Yes, because maths helps you succeed in your life."

Muneeb, 11, Surrey, England

"I think maths is boring and no fun but some people like it so it should be your choice."

Victoria, 12, London, England

"I think maths might be useful in some jobs but useless in others, so maybe you could have a choice to take extra maths."

Emily, 10, Dudley, England

"I think it may be practical for some jobs and for people who are interested in it, but for people like me I don't think it is a very good idea. I think everyone should just work hard till they are 16! Perhaps optional maths classes?"

Lucy, 12, Surrey, England

"I think we should cut down on maths and replace it with something creative like drama or cooking. Some maths is really hard!"

Annabelle, 10, Scotland

"I am rubbish at maths, but I think it's is a skill you need for life, so I would be happy to keep learning maths until I'm 18"

Beth, 13, Stoke-on-Trent, England