NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is pushing for 100 per cent of HSC students to complete a maths course during their high school studies.
At present, approximately 82 per cent of students are studying maths, however there is a plan in place to have more students follow through with the course.
There has been a decline in the number of students enrolled in a maths course over the last decade, with Maths General 2 remaining the most popular course for those who do include maths among their senior subjects.
Ms Berejiklian plans to introduce a new maths course, which will focus on 'practical maths' concepts in numeracy which will be relevant to everyday life.
One hundred maths teachers will be recruited for primary schools over the next five years, with scholarship funding and more maths ambassadors also on the cards.