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MATH: What's the Problem?
Most agree that math smarts are essential to the country’s future.
Yet, U.S. students’ math scores rank below those of many other countries. Why do so many people struggle with math? Why is math so important, anyway?
Credits & Acknowledgements
Producer: Maria Zacharias
Editor: Adam Schreck
NSF Field and Studio Footage: Adam Schreck, Kevin Norris, Mike Minvielle, Cliff Braverman
Multimedia Researcher: Gwendolyn Morgan
Project Manager: Trinka Plaskon
Web Design: S2N Media, Inc.
John Prusinski, Kathryn Prusinski, Michael Conlon, Joan Endres
Animated collage - John Prusinski, S2N Media, Inc.
Opening images - Photos.com
We wish to acknowledge the following people and organizations for their contributions to this project:
Kara Suzuka, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan School of Education
Stephen Hegedus, Ph.D, director of the Kaput Center, University of
Mathematics students (and their parents) from schools in the South
Coast region of Massachusetts
The Math Teachers' Circle Network
The Mathematical Association of America
Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2, Washington, D.C.