Want Kids to Learn Math? Stop Teaching It

Forcing kids to study math succeeds mainly in making them hate it.

This can be bad for your kid.

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The U.S. has a math problem. Despite all the time, energy and money the country has thrown into finding better ways to teach the subject, American children keep scoring poorly and arriving at college woefully unprepared. Just as bad, if not worse, too many students think they hate math.

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