The U.S. has some of the best universities in Math (think Harvard, Princeton, MIT), however the state of high school math is subpar and well below other developed nations. The main reason, according to this article, is the curriculum that focuses more on memorization and rote learning rather than understanding.
This book by Jo Boaler (Stanford Professor) sums up what can be done by parents to improve their child’s mathematical skills.
Another way is to consider studying Singapore Math, as Singapore is well known for being good at high school / elementary school math.
In December the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) will announce the latest results from the tests it administers every three years to hundreds of thousands of 15-year-olds around the world. In the last round, the U.S. posted average scores in reading and science but performed well below other developed nations in…
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