Eye on Education

The American Math Struggle

Why do Americans struggle with math? That’s the question the New York Times posed, and as it reports, U.S. residents have invented great methods to teach math, but it’s questionable if those methods are really being implemented.

When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be.

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