The state of math in the US

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

It doesn’t look good. The article in the link for today is about math anxiety being contagious but they first refer to some worrying statistics:

A research study in the journal Education finds that 71% of Americans cannot calculate gas mileage, 58% cannot figure a tip, and 78% do not have the skills to compute loan interest. How do people manage these routine calculations when they have no idea how to do them? Research suggests they estimate — and “pad” their estimation. In other words, they overpay. Imagine how much money they lose by avoiding simple math.

Read all about it: HERE

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