publication . Article . 2015

What to Do About Canada's Declining Math Scores?

Anna Stokke;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
The declining performance of Canadian students on international math assessments should worry Canadians and their provincial governments. Strong mathematics knowledge is required for success in the workforce, and early achievement in math is one of the best predictors of later academic success and future career options. Between 2003 and 2012, all but two Canadian provinces showed statistically significant declines in math scores on international exams administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In several provinces, the percentage of students performing at the lowest levels in math significantly increased while the percentage of st...
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free text keywords: Education, Skills and Labour Market, Constructivist teaching methods, Memorization, Licensure, Workforce, Nursing, Math wars, Fluency, Curriculum, Mathematics education, Experiential learning, jel:I10, jel:I21, jel:I28
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