by George Leef

in EdNews

August 12, 2008

......It isn't that students in the U.S. are less intelligent than are students in such countries as Singapore, Japan, and Latvia, all of which had higher average scores. Instead,

**the problem seems to lie in the way we teach math**. ......

......

**Professor Kenneth Gross of the University of Vermont has written, "**

__All of mathematics depends on what kids do in the elementary grades. If you don't do it right, you're doing remedial work all the way up to college__." Unfortunately, we*aren't*doing it right. That means that we waste a lot of resources in trying to make up for the inadequate instruction many students receive in the early grades.....

This article includes a link to:

The report, "No Common Denominator – The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by America's Education Schools." released in June.

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