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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Authors

Om P. Ahuja

Volume

3

Issue

2

Abstract

In September 1989, the United States’ Governors Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia set an ambitious goal by declaring that “By the year 2000, United States students will be first in the world in mathematics and science achievements”. However, recent results of the ‘Programme for International Student Achievement’ and ‘Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study’ indicate that the United States students’ achievements in mathematics are far below world class standards. This paper seeks to discuss issues in an international context related to the goal of creating world-class high quality mathematics education for all K-12 American students. In particular, the author also shares his reflections and depicts lessons from Singapore’s success story in mathematics education.

First Page

223

Last Page

248

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