WOSU News Archives For: July 1, 2005

Math Fears: Part 1

12:00AM
July
1, 2005

A recent study shows a math gap among U.S. students and students in other industrialized countries. Recent assessments show a slight improvement, but math educators say the gap is still too wide. WOSU’s science reporter Brent Deschamp visited a math camp and talked to math educators to find out about the math gap first hand see if the gap was greater than the sum of its parts.

Math Fears: Part 2

12:00AM
July
1, 2005

America has a math problem. Too few understand too little about the exact science. In fact, a recent assessment ranks the U.S. 24th out of 29 industrialized countries. WOSU science reporter Brent Deschamp reports math educators are working to boost understanding of sums, quotients and quadratic equations.