Early last week, Associate Professor David Hunt appeared on Breakfast with Adam Spencer (ABC radio) to discuss the proposed national curriculum.

A/Prof Hunt told Adam Spencer that the prospect of removing three-unit level mathematics from the curriculum was very worrying. He said that thousands of year 11 students in NSW currently take three-unit maths, which covers key areas such as algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus.

He also criticised the proposed introduction of 50% statistics to the two-unit syllabus, which he believes is "miles too much".

Of the current system, A/Prof Hunt says it is "particularly well constructed" and has been "long tried and tested".

Listen to A/Prof David Hunt speaking with Adam Spencer on the segment.