Scott, Fraser J. (2012) Is mathematics to blame? An investigation into high school students' difficulty in performing calculations in chemistry. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 13 (3). pp. 330-336. ISSN 1756-1108

Mathematical ability is a major contributory factor to the success of a student in any science course. This paper aims to determine the source of the difficulty that students often find when performing calculations in chemistry. Through the design and analysis of a set of chemistry questions and analogous mathematics questions, set in a Standard Grade context, it is revealed that a basic grasp of mathematics is missing