Perhaps the PISA results will have more state by state comparisons available. But even then, I don’t believe any of the 15 year old students taking the test were learning Common Core math in their early years when basic math was being introduced. ]]>

In countries that do better at maths the students interest in maths is lower. Their self confidence is maths is lower.

The negative correlation in TIMSS between achievement and engagement – confidence is counter intuitive.

Is it a cultural thing? Does it still hold true for non-Asian students?

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