math literacy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why Saying ‘I’m Not A Math Person’ Can Be Harmful, Efforts To Improve Math Literacy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-saying-i-m-not-math-person-can-be-harmful-efforts-improve-math-literacy <p>For years, the three R’s of a basic education have been <em>r</em>eading, w<em>r</em>iting and a<em>r</em>ithmetic.</p><p>While there are some indications that American students are faltering in reading and writing, especially worrisome is arithmetic.</p><p>Among the world’s industrialized nations, the United States is far down the list on math proficiency and math literacy, well behind such countries as Liechtenstein and Slovakia.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:34:41 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25277 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Saying ‘I’m Not A Math Person’ Can Be Harmful, Efforts To Improve Math Literacy