How to improve math skills among American children

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the past two decades, researchers have made great strides in uncovering how children learn math, but little of that new knowledge has trickled down to teachers, according to a new book on math education.

The gap between research and practice is particularly unfortunate, given the current state of American students’ math skills, said Nancy Krasa, co-author of How Children Learn Math: The Science of Math Learning in Research and Practice.

“American children are not doing well at math,” said Krasa, who is an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at The Ohio State University.

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