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Something Isn't Adding Up: Why Americans are Bad at Math

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 19, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 15:27

Guest: James W. Stigler, Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles Compared to many other wealthy countries, America’s 15-year-old rank near the bottom on math achievement. And the problem clearly starts earlier: just a third of eighth graders tested proficient at their grade level on math last year, according to US Department of Education.